BAKERSFIELD — Acceptance of a revised environmental impact report for the proposed Walmart in the city of Tehachapi was pushed back to another court date following a case management conference on July 11.
There have been several inquires as to what happened to the Walmart sign on the proposed site on Tucker Road. Also missing is the Tehachapi dedicated web site.
Tehachapi First, a local, organization which grew out of opposition to a proposed Walmart store, reported on Friday, June 17, that is has filed a lawsuit challenging the City of Tehachapi’s May 19 approval of a 165,000 square-foot superstore on Tucker Road.
In the span of eight minutes on May 19, the Tehachapi City Council recorded three votes that cleared the way for the Wal-Mart Corp. to build a 165,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter here.
By 5-0 voice votes, the council:
• Denied the appeal of the Tehachapi Planning Commission’s 4-1 approval of the project on Jan. 31;
• Accepted the project’s Environmental Impact Report and adopted the statement of overriding consideration; and
• Upheld the Planning Commission’s approval of the project with an additional requirement that Walmart indemnify the city in case of challenges to the EIR.
On May 19, the Tehachapi City Council will continue the public hearing it started on March 28 to address an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of a Walmart Supercenter in Tehachapi.
The hearing is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in the Tehachapi High School Gymnasium, 801 S. Dennison Road.
On May 19, the Tehachapi City Council will finish the public hearing it started on March 28 on an appeal of the Planning Commission’s vote to approve the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Tehachapi.
The continued hearing will be May 19, 2011, at 6 p.m. at the Tehachapi High School Gymnasium, 801 South Dennison Road.
The Tehachapi Department of Planning and Community Development staff and consultants are compiling responses to an attorney’s challenge to the construction of a Walmart in Tehachapi.
City staff and the Environmental Impact Report consultants carried out a conference call April 14 to discuss their progress, reported Community Development Director David James.
A Southern California attorney brought Tehachapi’s up-or-down decision on Walmart to a halt March 28.
I wrote some weeks ago some of my thoughts about Walmart and Tehachapi’s ever-changing commercial landscape.
The documents from attorney Cory Briggs that appeared at Tehachapi City Hall the day of the March 28 Walmart hearing contained a cover letter and seven pages of attachments consisting of “Reasons for Denying Project” and an index of exhibit items on the accompanying computer disk.
A nearly four-hour meeting of the Tehachapi City Council on Monday night, March 28, ended without a vote on the controversial Walmart project.
The city of Tehachapi has booked the Tehachapi High School gymnasium for public hearing to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28, concerning an appeal challenging the city Planning Commission’s 4-1 approval of a new Walmart.