Last Tuesday's Board of Supervisor's meeting is replaying on Channel 10. The abatement hearing on Schectman's Vilica Plantation, complete with photos of leveled plateaus with dozens of 40 x 100 foot greenhouses... environmental/stream degradation and all kinds of non-permitted construction... stupendous violation of the County's 100 pot plant limit... claims of exemption under TPZ rules with no THP filed, a shell game with principals appearing to hide behind serial LLCs.
Have there been ANY stories in the papers? Where are those heavy duty reporters for the Chronicle and LA Times? One assumes they do some stories on their own, that they don't always rely on PR from Michael Shellenberger. Where's the KPIX reporter who got the private bay-keeper tour?
Here you have the man Salzman put up as a shill to run in the Recall election, a man who was let into the DA's office as a "pro bono" lawyer, a man who has made his bones suing Palco over environmental degradation at the heart of this story. His alleged partner, Josh Hedlund is the son of a former Supervisor.
There're big names and big money involved - in excess of $5 million - yet not a peep from heraldo, that champion of land use planning and Palco haters everywhere...
Maybe there will be something in one of the weeklies next Tuesday
San Francisco Chronicle - 12 charged in raid of pot, guns, cash