The County has had to postpone our hearing which was scheduled for October 16. Once again the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) failed to submit it’s recommendations as scheduled. In June we were assured by NMFS that the report would be submitted by September 12 but they failed to comply with that schedule.
We have contacted the NMFS emphasizing the importance of their submitting the report so that County Planning and Development can issue a completed staff recommendation. We are confident that the County report will be positive.
It is disappointing to once again face a delay but we remain confident that we will have our permit applications approved. We will keep you apprised of the rescheduled hearing date. We continue to encourage your submission of supportive written comments to the County Planning Department and Hearing Examiner.