August 31, 2015:
Don’t forget, the public comment deadline is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 1!
This means you have a day and half left to submit a comment letter if you haven’t already done so. Today alone, we’ve received 5 comment letters that have been submitted to DDS. They are posted here on our blog site with countless other letters that have been flooding in over the past month or so from concerned community members and organizations alike.
We expect that a draft closure plan will be publicly released in mid-September. DDS has indicated that they will also likely hold another public hearing to solicit feedback on the draft plan prior to the October 1st submittal deadline to the Legislature.
Please take a moment and submit an electronic comment via the Department of Developmental Services website or through the mail by September 1.
Visit the Transform SDC website, and utilize our SDC Coalition letter to DDS so you can echo the issues we have raised with the State. For those of you especially concerned about protecting the SDC lands, Sonoma Land Trust has developed a sample comment letter and natural resources fact sheet to help craft your message.
Let us know if you have any questions or need help with your comments.