The draft environmental impact report on the Canyon Springs proposed development east of Glenshire has been recently released and now is in the phase of receiving public comments.
I attended the first "neighborhood" meeting on December 18 in which the public was given the timeline for review and public input by March 1, 2013, before the final EIR is released. This meeting was held in the Truckee Town Hall and was attended by about 75 people, close to capacity for the public seating.
Not only was the meeting not held in the "neighborhood," it was held during the holidays and in winter (with icy roads), which made it difficult for concerned citizens to attend. During the history of this project, there have been several public meetings held at the Glenshire Elementary school and attended by 200 to 300+ people per meeting.
At the December 18 meeting, under public comment, I respectfully asked twice if the next public meeting could be held at the elementary school so many more people would have access to the information and have the ability to ask questions. Both questions were not addressed, and, in fact, no comment was made at all.
In one way or another, this project will not only impact Glenshire and surrounding residents, but all surrounding environments. All concerned citizens deserve to have the opportunity to participate and have input on this controversial project.
Town Hall is not conducive to attendance, nor is it large enough to hold all the interested parties. So I am again respectfully asking the Truckee Community Development Department to hold all further public meetings at the Glenshire Elementary school.