From: Kelly Newman Allman <>
Date: October 20, 2004 10:26:14 AM PDT
Subject: [Friendsof2Creeks] Leona Quarry violations

Dear Interested Parties,
As a follow up to our Creek Monitoring Event for International Monitoring Day, on Sunday, August 18, I measured the turbidity of the Creek a second time Sunday afternoon, immediately after medium rainfall. The turbidity jumped from our morning measurement of 1JTU to 9 JTU's within minutes, at about 4:45 PM.  Furthermore, the bank on my side of the creek was very unstable, most likely from high velocity run off from the Quarry Project.
This is in violation of the Creek Ordinance, regardless of whether or not the City obtained a Creek permit because the project is altering Chimes Creek. The City did not obtain a  despite a public commitment to do so by Claudia Cappio at one of the public hearings.
A reevaluation of the permit process in in order. The determination of the existence of a creek on the development site needs to be readdressed, more accurately this time. This can be a win win situation if everyone does what they are supposed to do, i.e. follow the city, county, state and federal ordinances and laws.
Kelly Newman