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Meeting to discuss future of Walmart project is Monday

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The five members of the Planning Commission will hear arguments concerning the proposed Walmart project and the revised Environmental Impact Report on Monday, Dec. 9. Pictured is the commission at its July 8 meeting. Emily Brunett/Tehachapi News

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed Walmart project and its revised Environmental Impact Report Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Monroe High School gym, 126 S. Snyder St.

Because the city was ordered by a judge to revisit three aspects of the original EIR — noise, traffic and water usage — only those portions are up for discussion at the hearing. However, the Walmart project itself must also be reapproved by the Planning Commission, as well.

The last time this issue came before the Planning Commission was Jan. 31, 2011. READ STORY

Since then, the board has brought on two new commissioners: Daryl Christensen and Mariana Teel. Commissioner Marisa Folse was the only member of the January 2011 board to vote against Walmart, and remains a sitting commissioner.

For more history on the Walmart issue, click the links to read previous stories:

Walmart Special Section — information on issues through May 2011

Judge orders new EIR for Tehachapi Walmart project

City to release revised EIR on proposed Walmart

Walmart public hearing postponed

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