The public comment period on an environmental impact report related to a controversial development plan in the canyons east of Orange
will be open until July 20
at 5 p.m.
Monks from St. Michael's Abbey
on El Toro Road
near Cook's Corner
bought land at the former Holtz Ranch
in Silverado Canyon
and aim to build a new monastery
at the site. The plan has drawn fire from many longtime canyon residents, who say the new abbey will be an eyesore in the bucolic canyons.
Comments on the project's Draft Environmental Impact Report
can be mailed to Orange County Community Development
at 300 N. Flower St., 1st Floor, Santa Ana
, CA. 92702-4048. Or, they can be emailed to Channary.Leng@ocpw.ocgov.com.