By Mia Taylor, Stephanie Peck, and Tommy Hough
The proposed Otay Hills Quarry in East Otay Mesa has largely gone under the radar of San Diego County residents, but it's another nightmare of a project for our regional environment that, in this case, would be sited in an undeveloped area in the foothills of Otay Mountain and the adjoining Otay Mountain Wilderness.
The county recently released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the project, which provides a 45-day public review and comment period ending Monday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. You can access additional information about the project and submit comments at this link.
This marks the first opportunity the public has had in the 15-year life of the permit application to weigh in on this project.
In addition, San Diego County Planning and Development Services is conducting a rare on-line and phone-in public meeting and teleconference to discuss the project TODAY, Thursday, July 9, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Please try to attend this public meeting in order to demonstrate that residents are paying attention to the Otay Hills Quarry project, and that this is the wrong location for a quarry or any other use.
The meeting can be accessed via this link: https://tinyurl.com/OtayHillsQuarry
If you'd rather access the meeting by phone, you can call (619) 343-2539 and use the conference I.D. 685 237 335#.
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