Field of wildflowers in the Tesla Park grasslands.

Ranunculus californicus (buttercups) blooming in the Tesla Park grasslands. -photo Mack Casterman

On Monday January 13th, EBCNPS joined several other local organizations in making comments and submitting a letter to the Livermore City Council asking them to support the preservation of the Tesla Park land as a non-motorized park and preserve.

The comments from EBCNPS and the other “Tesla Groups” were submitted during the “Citizens Forum” period to raise awareness about and to urge the council to comment on the Carnegie State Vehicle Recreation Area General Plan and to take a stand to preserve Tesla Park (EBCNPS’s Corral Hollow Botanical Priority Protection Area).

This effort was undertaken to show the unified support of the environmental community in the Livermore Area for permanent protection of Tesla Park.

You can view a copy of BCNPS’s letter by clicking this link:  Tesla Letter to Livermore 1_13_14

As a result of the outpouring of support for protection of Tesla Park, the City Council directed staff to review the DEIR when it is published and to provide information about it to the council. We are hopeful that the City of Livermore will take note of the support in the Environmental Community for a non-motorized alternative for Tesla Park and that they will be involved in this process in the future.

The Livermore Independent wrote an article about the meeting which can be viewed here: http://www.independentnews.com/news/article_18d21f60-7ee6-11e3-86f5-001a4bcf887a.html 

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