Laurel and I greatly appreciate the donations we've received recently in response to our "help, we need more money for the Stop Densification in Spring Lake Estates Committee" letter. With the help of other concerned neighbors, we're doing our best to overturn the initial approval of the Oak Drive partitioning request. Well, Laurel is doing most of the real work; I mainly help with the typing and other clerical chores. Friday, Laurel went down to the county planning department and picked up the partitioner's response to our appeal.
Fortunately, it still looks like we have the facts and the law on our side, but you never can tell how a hearings officer will rule. Laurel has reviewed the partitioner's response, and she still finds all sorts of errors, omissions, and misinterpretations of well/hydrologic data. So that's great news, because it means that the well data Laurel and our hydrologist, Malia Kupillas, have submitted is valid--as we knew it was all along.
Next, Laurel will respond to the partitioner's response to our appeal. Then, I think, they get one more crack at what Laurel says. We'll keep you posted on how things go. Hopefully, if we win this appeal, no one else will try to cram more houses into Spring Lake Estates than this area was designed for. If we can stop this environmentally harmful partitioning, we just might be able to stop other people from trying to make money at the expense of our natural resources, and the livability of this area.