Close to a hundred people turned out for a presentation at Trinidad Town Hall tonight. The grass roots group calling itself "The Friends Of College Cove" put on a slide show and with a Q and A for local residents concerned about an 18+ acre subdivision planned near College Cove north of Trinidad.
Other concerns were raised about the number of trees that would be removed and a retaining wall along a road deep into the property that may be seen from Stagecoach Road.
People were asked to write letters to the Humboldt County Planning Commission with their concerns about the development. Those letters would be delivered to the commission by The Friends of College Cove.
The presenters are pushing for an Environmental Impact Report to be done on the property before the Planning Commission gives it's final approval. They also urged everyone in attendance to show up to the next meeting of the Planning Commission.
Dennis Mayo, on the Planning Commission said he was there to observe and learn but said in the end, the Commission would follow laws set up by the County regarding property development.
The project is being designed by Laco and Associates and a representative was present but he, Mr. Mayo and Mr. Higgins were not asked to speak.
The next Planning Commission meeting is on March 4th. at the Humboldt County Court House at 6 pm.
To learn more, go to http://www.friendsofcollegecove.org/