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Kings County Local Assessment Committee/LAC

The duties of the LAC pursuant to Section 25199.7(d) of the California Health and Safety Code, states that the Committee shall, as its primary function, advise the County of Kings of the terms and conditions under which the Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWMI) Kettleman Hills Facility Hazardous Waste Facility Expansion Project (Project) may be acceptable to the community.  To carry out this function, the Committee shall do all of the following:

(a)        Enter into a dialogue with CWMI to reach an understanding with CWMI on both of the following:

  • The measures that should be taken by the proponent in connection with the operation of the Project to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, and the environment of the County of Kings.
  • The special benefits and remuneration CWMI will provide the County of Kings as compensation for the local costs associated with the operation of the Project.

(b)        Represent generally, in meetings with CWMI, the interests of the residents of the County of Kings and the interests of adjacent communities.

(c )       Receive and expend any technical assistance grants made available pursuant to subdivision (g) of Section 25199.7 of the California Health and Safety Code.

(d)        Adopt rules and procedures which are necessary to perform its duties.

(e)        Advise the County of Kings of the terms, provisions, and conditions for project approval which have been agreed upon by the Committee and CWMI, and of any additional information which the Committee deems appropriate.  The County of Kings may use this advice for its independent consideration of the Project.

Final Report and Recommendation -- Kings County Local Assessment Committee for the Proposed Chemical Waste Management, Inc. Kettleman Hills Facility Hazardous Waste Facility Expansion Project Conditional Use Permit No. 05-10

LAC Members

Vern Grewal - Chairperson
Representative of the Community

Aletha Ware - Vice Chairperson
Representative of the Community

David Block 
Representative of the Community

Kelly Demming
Representative of an Environmental or Public Interest Group

Jim Verboon
Representative of an Environmental or Public Interest Group

Mari Lynn Starrett
Representative of an Affected Business or Industry

Alvaro Preciado 
Representative of an Affected Business or Industry

Planning Department Staff 

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Gregory R. Gatzka - Community Development Director
Telephone: 559-582-3211 x2682

Chuck Kinney - Principal Planner
Telephone: 559-582-3211 x2674

Sandy Roper - Senior Planner
Telephone: 559-582-3211 x2685

Terri Yarbrough - Executive Secretary
Telephone: 559-582-3211 x2680

Contact Us
1400 W. Lacey Blvd.
Hanford, CA 93230
Telephone: 559-582-3211 x2670
Fax: 559-584-8989

Meeting Dates and Location:

The Committee’s regular meeting is held on the second Thursday of each month. Special meetings may be called from time to time. The Committee’s meetings are held at 6:00 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in the Administration Building, Bldg. #1, Kings County Government Center, 1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA.

Agendas:

 

English

April 16, 2009
April 9, 2009
March 19, 2009
March 12, 2009
March 5, 2009
February 26, 2009
February 12, 2009 (canceled)
February 5, 2009 Addendum
February 5, 2009
January 29, 2009 Addendum
January 29, 2009
January 22, 2009 (canceled)
January 8, 2009 (Regularly   scheduled meeting to be held in Kettleman City)
December 20, 2008 (Special Meeting in Kettleman City)
December 11, 2008
November 13, 2008
October 20, 2008 (Special Meeting)
October 13, 2008 (Subcommittee Special Meeting)
October 9, 2008 (canceled)
September 29, 2008 (Subcommittee Special Meeting)
September 11, 2008
August 25, 2008 (Subcommittee Special Meeting)
August 14, 2008
July 10, 2008
June 12, 2008 (canceled)
May 29, 2008 (Special meeting)
May 22, 2008 (Special meeting)
May 8, 2008
April 17, 2008
April 10, 2008
October 4, 2005
October 19, 2005
October 21, 2005

 

Espanol

16 de Abril del 2009
9 de Abril del 2009
19 de Marzo del 2009
12 de Marzo del 2009
5 de Marzo del 2009
26 de Febrero del 2009
12 de Febrero del 2009 (Canceled)
5 de Febrero del 2009 Adenda
5 de Febrero del 2009
29 de Enero del 2009 Adenda
29 de Enero del 2009
22 de Enero del 2009 (Canceled)
8 de Enero del 2009 (reunión regular que se llevará a cabo en el Centro Comunitario de Kettleman City, California)
20 de Diciembre, 2008 (reunión especial que se llevará a cabo en el Centro Comunitario de Kettleman City, California)
11 de Diciembre, 2008
13 de Noviembre, 2008
20 de octubre del 2008 (reunión especial)
9 de octubre del 2008 (canceled)
11 de septiembre del 2008
14 de agosto del 2008
10 de julio del 2008
12 de junio del 2008 (canceled)

Minutes

April 16, 2009 
April 9, 2009 
March 19, 2009 
March 12, 2009 
March 5, 2009 
February 26, 2009 
February 5, 2009 
January 29, 2009 
January 8, 2009 
December 20, 2008 
December 11, 2008 
November 13, 2008 
October 20, 2008 
September 11, 2008 
August 14, 2008 
July 10, 2008 
May 29, 2008
May 22, 2008
May 8, 2008
April 17, 2008 
October 4, 2005 (Not available) 
October 19, 2005 (Not available)
October 21, 2005 (Not available)