City Council Not Unhappy With ‘Temporary’ SCE Yard
Written by 991KBU on August 13, 2019
Most of Malibu’s city council says they have no problem with Southern California Edison’s conversion of a field in the center of the city into an industrial storage yard.
The supposedly tempoorarty parking lot for trucks and power equipment was installed last winter … and was supposed to have been removed by more than a month ago.
But the utility company has discovered that making Malibu’s power poles saved is a much bigger job and they were usually thought.
Critics ;ike Briuce Silverstein … who told the city council last night but the trucks need to go.
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“SCE … which did a good job of destroying Malibu … asks for permission to use this yard is a work yard … which isn’t zoned industrial … it’s not permitted.
But the city bent over backwards to get in the ability to destroy this open-space.
Something is rotten in Denmark.”
Mayor Jefferosn Wagner said he agreed … that it was one thing for Edison to need the industrial lot on an emegrency basis to repair lines after the fire … and after th efloods … and to then trim trees to prevent fire.
But the mayor says … he’s over that.
He said last week that an Edison company officials said they’re really using the Malibu lot as a cost-saving method.
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“He indicated that it was also a cost savings for SCE.
And that kind of didn’t sit well with me because I thought we should accommodate for emergency.”
But Wagner said the emergency is over …
But other city council members said the tmeporary power company storsage lot is a necessary evil.
Councilman Skylar Peak.
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“I think it’s a benefit to the community to have the polls repaired in the most timely manner possible … and that’s why the site is there.”
I think it’s a matter of public safety.”
The industrial yard in the heart of the city issue goes back before the planning commission next week.