A recent article contends there may be a plan in the works by developers to turn Wild Cherry Canyon into a large housing development.
PG&E, like many of your readers, was surprised to learn of this. That’s because in 2016, we made a public commitment that any decisions concerning the future use of the lands that surround Diablo Canyon Power Plant, including Wild Cherry Canyon, would be made following a community stakeholder input process.
There has been no change in this commitment, and to be clear, PG&E is not involved in any discussions with any person or any entity to develop Wild Cherry Canyon.
We began the community input process last week in announcing that we are seeking applications for the newly formed Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel. As part of its charge, this panel will provide input from and disseminate information to the community to help inform the site-specific decommissioning plan, including future land use. The plan will be reviewed by the California Public Utilities Commission.
We encourage members of the community to apply for the panel, which will foster open dialogue on these and other important topics. Please visit the panel website at https://www.pge.com/engagementpanel to obtain more information.
Tom Jones, Director of Strategic Initiatives, PG&E