Letters to the Editor
June 26, 2014

To the Editor:
Update from last months Chevron meeting. We were shown the pictures again of their ideas for the site. But there was a new idea that they talked about. One of their ideas is to have a solar farm on the site. There was discussion on how this may be a better option for not only the near by neighbors but the town as well. Solar panels could be put in sooner, which would cause less disruption to neighbors along with not the height of buildings that are not wanted in some areas. I have talked with some of my near by neighbors and they all have said that if they HAD to have anything then they would rather have solar panels. Solar panels would not be exposing large numbers of people to possible toxins on the site which is a superfund site and always will be a superfund site. In case of emergency an idea was talked over by some about hooking the solar panels up to the Fillmore water supply. This would provide emergency power to keep water available, which I think would be a great thing for Fillmore since Chevron keeps saying that they want to benefit Fillmore. I asked Chevron and others in an email on this but did not receive any feed back form Chevron but another representative of theirs replied that Chevron will need to see if this is profitable for them for it to really be considered. In the email I also asked if it would be possible to see the names of prospective businesses who have an interest in the industrial site, because I still belive no one will want such a poor location of a site for business on top of a superfund site. I was told that Chevron reps would need to be asked first to see if they wanted to give this information or if they were using non-discloser clauses. Interesting? This week anyone who did not get a chance to look at Chevrons plans last month can do so Thursday the 26th from 4:30-5:30 pm at the senior center. The committee only will then leave to do a site tour. Please look for your opportunity to voice you opinion if you have one during a city council meeting that will be announced in the Fillmore Gazette soon.
Thank you for your time,
Kathy Pace


To the Editor:
A grateful & appreciated thank you to the Piru EMT’s who came to my rescue in the wee hours of Saturday morning. And a thank you to all emergency personnel.
Thank you again.
J. Council