Fighting Development in Churn Creek Bottom

Opponents of the proposed retail development at the Knighton Road exit off Interstate 5 are hosting a letter-writing campaign TODAY in Redding.

The so-called Hawkins Project, which ultimately could include 92 acres of shopping, dining, entertainment and travel facilities, is being fiercely opposed by those who live in Churn Creek Bottom, and the latest battle concerns the draft environmental impact statement. The comment period ends at 5 p.m. today.

Bridgette Brick-Wells, executive director of Healthy Lunch & Lifestyle Inc., is offering her office at 1647 Hartnell for last-minute commenters from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today. Computers, printers and refreshments will be available, and comments will be hand-delivered to the Shasta County Resource Management department.

To see the draft environmental impact report, click here.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.

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