Planning News

Welcome to the Development page for communities within the First District.

Listed below by community, you will find links to information (documents/maps/websites) which will provide details on projects within the First District. Our office will update this page as information is provided to us by our Planning Department via applicant submissions.

 

Good Hope & Meadowbrook (MAC)

 

Mead Valley (MAC)

 

Lakeland Village (CAC)

 

Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumping System (LEAPS)

UPDATED: 11/27/17 TLMA LEAPS Comment Letter

 

The Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumping System (LEAPS) being proposed by the Nevada Hydro Company includes two primary components: 1) The advanced pumping station, for which a dam would be built in the mountains above Lake Elsinore. At night, when energy costs are low, up to 10% of the volume of the lake would be pumped up the hill and into the reservoir, and during the day, when energy prices are high, the water would be released through a hydro-electric facility, generating power on its way back into the lake. That power would then be sold on the open market. 2) 32 miles of 500 kV transmission lines and 170 high-voltage steel towers, running from San Diego County across the Cleveland National Forest, into Temescal Valley, and through the RCA’s Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Areas.  Supervisor Jeffries and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors have officially sent a letter of opposition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), who is solely responsible for ultimate approval or denial of the project, but they have decided to allow the project to move forward through the application process, and there is currently a public comment period open to request further studies on the project, which closes on December 1st.
 
The following information comes from WeAreTV.org, which has taken the lead on organizing local opposition to the project:
 
HOW TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL STUDY REQUESTS
Requests for additional studies can be submitted to FERC via its eComment page on the website: https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx
Follow the directions on the page. It’s best to prewrite your comments in a Word doc and then copy and paste into the eComment template. The docket number is P-14227. Begin your comments with:
Re: Lake Elsinore Advanced Pumped Storage Project 
Project No. P-14227-003
Comments also can be snail-mailed to:
The Honorable Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20426
 
More information about the project and reasons for opposition are on their webpage here:
 
http://www.wearetv.org/2017/10/07/transmission-towers-could-cross-valley/

 

Temescal Valley (MAC)

 

Warm Springs (CAC)

 

Woodcrest (MAC)

Lake Mathews Square (approved in 2009)

 


County of Riverside | First District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries
4080 Lemon St., Riverside, CA 92502-1527 | Phone: 951-955-1010 | Fax: 951-955-1019
16275 Grand Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 | Phone: 951-471-4500 | Fax:951-471-4510