The main money behind the Tesla CoalÃ?Â Mining Company which which built the historic “company town” and mines ofÃ?Â Tesla was from John Treadwell who had made millions in gold mining in Canada.Ã?Â John’s brother,Ã?Â James, lived in Oakland for a time with hisÃ?Â familyÃ?Â in the VictorianÃ?Â which is now the administrative office of the College of Arts on Broadway.
The State Off Highway Motor Vehicle (OHMV) Division of the State Parks Department has launched their General Plan and EIR update process for Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA) and expansion into the pristine Tesla Park land we are trying to save. The state OHMV Division has contracted with AECOM to complete the General Plan update and EIR ( http://www.aecom.com/about). The OHMV Division is going to move the process ahead as fast as possible given CEQA.
The OHMV Division has established a web site at www.carnegiegeneralplan.com. Sign up for the mailing list to receive updates throughout the planning process. We will also notify you of critical deadlines and requests for action by email and on our web site at www.teslpark.org.
The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Carnegie SVRA General Plan Environmental Impact Report is expected to be filed/published at any time. When issued it will officially start the 30-day CEQA scoping period. There will be a public meeting on May 21, health
2012 as part of the Scoping process.
Carnegie SVRA General Plan Update/EIR
Public Workshop/EIR Scoping
May 21, tooth
2012 / 6:30pm -?? 08:00pm
DoubleTree by Hilton
720 Las Flores Road, Livermore, CA 94550
Once the NOP/IS is issued, scoping comments can be submitted during the 30-day period. Scoping comments can be submitted in writing.
Attn: Chris Mundhenk, Project Manager
2020 L Street, Ste. 400
Sacramento, CA 95811
We are asking for your help to attend the public hearing on May 21, 2012, if possible, and provide written comments on the NOP/IS for the Scoping phase.
If you can help with the EIR process with verbal and written comments, please let us know. If so, we ask that you send us a copy of your written comments and let us know if you plan to attend the Public Hearing on May 21, 2012. Thank you very much.