|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||23 Mar 2005 12:33:33 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Naval Base Ventura County|
County, Port at Odds Over Base|
Supervisors accuse harbor officials of seeking the closure of the Port Hueneme naval installation to acquire facilities for expansion.
By Catherine Saillant Los Angeles Times March 23, 2005
Jockeying over jobs-rich Naval Base Ventura County reached a fever pitch Tuesday, with the Board of Supervisors condemning what it says are behind-the-scenes efforts to have the base added to the Pentagon's closure list, while operators of an adjacent port say they are simply exploring expansion opportunities.
Ventura County supervisors voted unanimously to ask port commissioners to "cease and desist" efforts to expand business at the Port of Hueneme, saying their efforts make it harder to keep the base off a list of military installations that the Pentagon is considering shutting down.
The Pentagon is expected to make recommendations on the latest round of closures in mid-May.
One supervisor accused port commissioners of trying to get the base on the list so they can acquire wharves and land needed to expand a small but growing enterprise on the only deep-water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
For the entire article, see http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-base23mar23,1,3001910.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=3&cset=true
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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