Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel

Public Comments

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August 4, 2018Lands

Would love to see the land preserved and open for public access and passive recreation

August 3, 2018Lands

As our population grows on the Central Coast we are losing open space to new housing developments. The land around the Diablo Canyon is beautiful. I would like to see it used for hiking, biking and equestrian trails and camping. My personal request is for a horse camp facility as places to ride are few and far between. Thank you for including the public in the planning.

August 3, 2018Lands

We would like to see the entire Pecho Coast Ranch dedicated to the advancement of the understanding of the use of domestic livestock as a management tool to benefit grassland wildlife; soils,plants and critters. We look forward to discussing this concept with anyone interested. Bob and Terri.

Old Creek Ranch, tenants on Pecho (Field ranch) since 1975.
August 3, 2018Lands

Wild Cherry Canyon as preserved open space would be a true treasure. The pristine coastal setting would expand the trail and outdoor opportunities exponentially. Montaña de Oro is considered one of the premier hiking and biking locations in our county and Wild Cherry Canyon would make this stretch of coastline even more attractive and useful to the masses.

August 3, 2018Lands

conservation and public access, including a 20-mile coastal trail through the Irish Hills

August 3, 2018Lands

In the future, Diablo lands including Wild Cherry Canyon, cannot be allowed to become a housing development. Instead, this pristine piece of land should be preserved so that many generations of Central Coast residents can enjoy it as a public space. Open lands are becoming increasingly rare on the Central Coast, and one of the best things about living here is that we have such wonderful opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. Adding Wild Cherry Canyon lands to Montana De Oro State Park would be a boon to local tourism as well. Further, I have serious reservations about how much water a development of the size proposed at Wild Cherry Canyon would require, and if the parcel could meet those needs. California is experiencing a water crisis that is unlikely to have a quick, easy solution, so large scale developments should be given thorough scrutiny. In conclusion, the rare beauty and unique opportunity that Wild Cherry Canyon represents would be best preserved and utilized as public lands rather than a private housing development.

August 3, 2018Lands

Please make sure that Horseback Riding Trails are included in your options.

August 3, 2018Lands

Please, please, please keep Cherry Canyon as a wild place for the wildlife that lives there with some access to people for hiking and enjoying nature. It is one of the few coastal wild areas left in the southern part of the state. Development there would overwhelm the Avila Beach traffic conditions, which are already congested on holidays and during the summertime. We need these undeveloped areas for our souls and future generations.

ECO
August 3, 2018Lands

I think it’s imperative to protect the land as conservation reserve, or add it to Montana de Oro. This is a rare opportunity to protect a piece of wild land of this size and with so much biodiversity. It would be tragic to lose it to any kind of development, especially as demand for access to nature continues to grow. Please protect this priceless place for future generations.

August 3, 2018Lands

I support the plans to conserve Wild Cherry Canyon as open space and to make trails available for public use. This would make it possible to extend the California Coastal Trail and with other properties could add 65% to Montana d'Oro. This is beautiful land and preserving it will provide even more opportunities for sustainable tourism. It will also preserve wild land for our wild creatures and plants. It is the right thing to do.

St Benedict's Episcopal Church
August 3, 2018Lands

I support the conservation with public access to the Diablo Canyon lands, including Wild Cherry Canyon. This would include a 20 mile coastal trail through Irish Hills. I do not support any development other than trails and public access. This land must be kept as a conservation corridor. Thank you.

August 2, 2018Lands

I have spoken with staff for the California Coastal Commission and they are interested in making a workshop presentation, preferably on the morning of Friday August 17, to provide information and details about existing land uses and constraints on the the Diablo Lands, including the Buchon Trail, the easement/offer to dedicate near Point San Luis, the Pecho Coast Trail, etc.

I believe this information will be useful to the Panel members as well as the public and other presenters, as it may frame their discussions.

California Coastal Commission
August 2, 2018Lands

I received this comment from a member of the public, “It is a lovely site. Try and get them to leave the water system at the top of the site. They have a water purification system second to none, built with great respect of the property and wildlife. Are they going to leave the buildings in place. Only the containment and the east building contain any radioactive materials.”

August 2, 2018Lands

I received the following comment from a community member: “Please turn into a national park coastline (except for reactors) 🌿💚”

August 2, 2018Lands

I received the following comment from a member of the public: “A possible companion to the Pismo Preserve. Great tourist attraction and may be able to get support from cities in the area.”

August 1, 2018Lands

This should be opened back up to the public in trails and camping!

August 1, 2018Lands

Please do not let this land be developed. We don’t have the resources to maintain new developments in this area. No water. No well-paying jobs. No funds do extra emergency services or schools.

August 1, 2018Lands

As a Baywood Park resident, I'd like to see the land turned into Park Lands modeled after the S.F Bay Area's - Point Reyes National Sea Shore. If done to the standards of preservation and good stewardship offering hiking & biking trails , camping, wildlife viewing, the lands can be a big draw for SLO County becoming a magnificent destination with its wealth of native diversity - showing best the California Central Coast splendor.

August 1, 2018Lands

Multiuse trails

August 1, 2018Other

When will fisheries contaminated by Diablo be safe for human consumption?

August 1, 2018Lands

Diablo lands should remain undeveloped

August 1, 2018Lands

The Chumash should have first right of refusal because their graves were desecrated for creation of the power plant. If wanted by the Chumash, the land could provide a magnificent headquarters for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

August 1, 2018Lands

A National Seashore consisting of Diablo Lands, including Wild Cherry Canyon, plus Montana de Oro

August 1, 2018Lands

- First right of refusal to Northern Chumash Nation
- Headquarters for Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

August 1, 2018Lands

Only allow coastal trails so as to protect wildlife

August 1, 2018Lands

National, State or County park. Lands need to be in public ownership.

August 1, 2018Lands

Add to Montana de Oro for horse and hiking trails and primitive campsites; also an indigenous peoples of central coast museum.

August 1, 2018Lands

PG&E has financial incentives of tax breaks and state funds for donating land for public ownership

August 1, 2018Lands

It should be noted that in 2006 the Coastal Commission came close to requiring a conservation easement over 9,000 acres to mitigate ongoing cooling system impacts.

August 1, 2018Lands

Because local residents will continue to bear safety impacts from the nuclear facility for an indefinite and possibly infinite time, conserving the open space buffer lands is a reasonable mitigation.

August 1, 2018Lands

I communicated with Friends of the Pecho Coast and it is interested in making a presentation at the land workshops, to present the vision for a National Seashore on the Diablo Lands, including Wild Cherry Canyon.

Friends of the Pecho Coast
August 1, 2018Environmental Impacts

Fuck you for helping destroy the world. Put up a new power plant or keep this one running rather than fossil fuels. If you think non-fossil-fuels will replace this you're a non-technical idiot (don't let any degrees you have mislead you). You are killing the elderly directly today through the respirstory failure and increased cancer rates from air pollution, and you are killing off the young. We will see increased global conflict as more of the Earth becomes uninhabitable -- I hope you live long enough to be murdered by rioters in 30-50 years for your role in this. You disgust me. You are an embarassment to humanity.

August 1, 2018Lands

I'd ask you to consider allowing public access including coastal trails with overarching land conservation goals. The area is too beautiful for only a few to enjoy.

SLO Trail Runners & Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers
July 31, 2018Lands

This land is a treasure. Please take this opportunity to preserve the land for future generations with hiking trails and other low impact activities.

July 31, 2018Safety

I am concerned that no nuclear waste to be stored in the ocean as has happened in the case of other nuclear plants.

Tecolote chapter , Sierra Club.
July 31, 2018Lands

Keep as open space for specific recreational activities, especially hiking

July 31, 2018Lands

If the Diablo Plant no longer generates/transmits power will those ugly (power/ transmission) towers be dismantled coming out of Avila? It would improve the view shed dramatically.

July 31, 2018Lands

Please do not build housing. Please make the area public lands with a large park and trails.

July 31, 2018Lands

We should be looking to share the coastline with trails, conservation efforts and preservation. I hope my one year old son will be able to have access to ride bikes, hike and enjoy that beautiful area when he is older. I also hope one day I can ride my bike from Irish Hills to the coast instead of using my car to access the ocean. The time to make a stand on preserving a beautiful piece of the Central Coast is now and I hope we get it right the first time. If we look to develop and sell lands for more housing or other development we are losing what grounds us all, the beauty of nature.

July 31, 2018Lands

I’d hate to see these lands end up being turned into housing or commercial areas. The land should be used for more trails and hiking opportunities

July 30, 2018Lands

Expand access of land for recreational use from Montana de oro.

CCCMB
July 30, 2018Lands

I'll be out of town for the public hearing on August 29th, but I did want to weigh in on the disposition of the 12,000 acres surrounding the plant. I strongly agree that the highest and best use of these lands is to preserve them in perpetuity as open space accessible to the public. The land would make a wonderful addition to Montana de Oro, with some of it developed with visitor serving facilities (e.g. trails, camp sites, picnic areas) and some left untouched for the preservation of a relatively intact ecosystem, including the full complement of native plants and wildlife.

July 30, 2018Lands

Please conserve the land as open space and allow for public access. You have a unique opportunity to preserve miles of coastline and add to the open spaces that make the Central Coast a healthy, desirable place to live and visit.

July 30, 2018Lands

These lands should be kept in permanent conservation, with public access.

July 30, 2018Environmental Impacts

I'm a Central Coast citizen and wildlife biologist. There is a wealth of habitat in the Diablo Canyon holdings, that should be a legacy to present and future generations. It would be a tremendous loss (not to mention an infrastructure nightmare!) to convert Wild Cherry Canyon into needless McMansions for a wealthy few. Please do the right thing and leave a legacy for all to protect and cherish. The welfare of our county's citizenry is in your hands. Thank you.

July 30, 2018Lands

Headquarters for Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, education, trails, wildlife refuge. Public ownership should be regained as ratepayer money was used by PG&E to acquire. Management decisions should be made in an open public process. Under no circumstances should this precious land be developed for profit real estate.

Mothers for Peace
July 30, 2018Lands

Diablo Canyon open lands and Wild Cherry Canyon lands should be donated to the state and made part of Montana de Oro State Park.

July 30, 2018Lands

The land should be available eternally for the public to enjoy

n/a
July 30, 2018Lands

I would like to see the Diablo Lands preserved for recreational public use - including a 20-mile coastal trail through the Irish Hills.

July 30, 2018Lands

I received the following input from a member of the public:
" A National Park would be the perfect solution. It would help protect of coastline."

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