BRIEFLY; OAK TREE PERMIT HEARING DELAYED.
The hearing was continued until March 29 because one of the five commissioners was absent from the meeting on the critical permit.
Steve Weston, a lawyer for project developer Washington Mutual, urged the commission to vote on the permit at the March hearing. Weston said the developer would offer a condition of approval that no oaks would be removed until Ventura County approves the project's tract map.
The developer needs the permit to remove the oaks and extend Thousand Oaks Boulevard to the Ventura/Los Angeles county line. The road would provide an important southern entrance to the proposed community of 3,050 homes, a hotel, two golf courses and commercial projects.
The commission has postponed a final vote on the oak tree removal permit for more than a year in the face of opposition from environmentalists and elected leaders.
Opponents contend the four-lane road will eventually link with Victory Boulevard on the project's eastern flank and bring thousands of vehicles a day into communities bordering Ahmanson.
- Daily News
CITY OKS PLAN FOR NEW HOSPITAL
THOUSAND OAKS - The City Council has approved plans for a 27-bed surgical hospital and moved forward with improvements to the Los Robles Golf Course.
The Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital is planned on Rolling Oaks Drive near Moorpark Road and the Ventura Freeway. The council's Tuesday night vote paved the way for the connection of Rolling Oaks between Moorpark and Rancho roads, which would give a pocket neighborhood a second emergency access route.
The council also authorized architects to move forward with the $10.2 million renovation of the municipal golf course. The architects also are expected to return with a more solid cost figure because the original estimate did not take into account the replacement of a major storm drain.
- Daily News
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