In Rio Linda / Elverta
Our Mission Statement
|Jeff Culley, Co-Chair
|John Sassaman, Co-Chair
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STOP is a group of people within our community that has been working very hard to make sure our community has a voice regarding the building of a 560 Mega Watt power plant by Florida Power and Light, LLC.
Our Mission Statement
"The citizens of Rio Linda and Elverta value the quality of life in our community. The STOP committee is committed to safeguarding that quality of life and representing the community's opposition to the Florida Power and Light plant as proposed".
As you know, on August 14 and 21, 2001 our local CPAC held public meetings with County representatives and FPL representatives to discuss zoning for the property FPL is insistent upon building a polluting, unsightly, noisy, ground water consuming, non-ethanol producing power plant to supply power to everyone else but us. Not just in our back yard, but in some of our residents "front yard" too. Community attendance was astounding (over 100 people) and after looking carefully at the zoning requirements for that property, CPAC voted unanimously to recommend to the County Board of Supervisors that the current zoning for the proposed site does not provide for a "stand alone power plant" to be built.
That message was carried forth and on August 29, 2001, The Sacramento Board of Supervisors held an evening Board Meeting to determine whether or not the zoning is appropriate. Once again, we were pleased with the number of Rio Linda and Elverta residents that showed up and gave support to our CPAC Chairman, Deborah Byrne as she gave an awesome presentation that (despite what the County legal counsel has been saying to them) prompted extensive discussion and ultimately a motion to continue the meeting on October 3, 2001 at 2:15 PM. But not until Sacramento Planning has had a chance to seek the wisdom of the California Energy Commission on the issue. During the Public Testimony time there were approximately thirty-four (34) who gave public testimony and only two (2) that I know of from our community, that were actually in favor of the plant being built at that site...
If there is anyone out there wanting to work with STOP (that would actually like to STOP the plant) to safeguard our quality of life and oppose the FPL plant as it is proposed, they can call or email us for more information.
The Power Plant is Not a Done Deal !
Jeff Culley, Co-Chair