From: Chiye Azuma <>
Date: February 8, 2005 10:58:05 PM PST
To: "Sweiss, Fuad" <>
Cc: "Quan, Jean" <>, "Cappio, Claudia" <>, "Godinez II, Raul" <>, "Osalbo, Faustino Jun" <>, "Madison, William" <>, "''" <>, "Neary, Mike" <>, "Lau, David W" <>, "Uzegbu, Marcel" <>, "''" <>, "''" <>, "Ward, Ron (PWA)" <>, "Brooks, Desley" <>, "Nadel, Nancy" <>, "''" <>

Subject: Response from Fuad Sweiss

Mr. Sweiss,

Thank you for your word document. I appreciate the time you have taken
to respond to our concerns. I am afraid, however, that some of our
greatest concerns were not addressed and hope that you can help us
understand some of the finer points of your letter.

You write that "The hydrologic modeling conducted for the Leona project
determined that the restoration of the quarry site would reduce peak
discharge and total runoff from the site even with the construction of
the residential units. " According to the SWPPP, the amount of
impermeable surfaces in Leona Quarry will increase by more than 70
times when the roads and houses are built. Perhaps you can explain to
us how your hydrologic modeling determined that the total runoff from
the site would be reduced "even with the construction of the
residential units." It is not clear to me what you are referring to
when you write the "restoration of the quarry site." Please provide us
with a copy of this hydrologic modeling conducted for the Leona project
so that we can better understand this determination. So that your
office will not be burdened with copying, I would be happy to visit
your office to examine this document.

You write that "Currently all surface runoff from the Leona site drains
to the new detention pond." Please take another look at the final
grading plan that your department has approved and recommended for
Council approval. There are at least 4 drain inlets on site that
receive surface runoff from the site and they all drain DIRECTLY to the
39" pipe, and they DO NOT DRAIN TO THE NEW DETENTION POND. Why is it
that you continue to deny the existence of these additional runoffs
that are not captured into the detention pond? Were they meant to be
diverted, but missed on the plans? The approved plans clearly show
these pipes connecting to the 39" pipe and not to the detention pond.

Thank you, again for your time. I look forward to your response.

Chiye Azuma