In my story Monday on a Huntington Beach neighborhood’s worries about an adjacent nursery being replaced by an RV parking lot, resident Tim Karpinski asked why Southern California Edison would let the project go forward “when you know there is a public safety hazard.”

Now it seems the power company has been convinced to take another look at possible safety hazards with the project. An email from Trixie Dizon, who represents consumer affairs for the company, to Karpinski says that CEO Ted Craver requested an investigation into the matter and that Karpinski should expect a written response in ten days.

“Thank you for your recent letter to Mr. Ted Craver regarding your neighborhood concern,” Dizon wrote. “Mr. Craver reviewed your letter and requested for your concern to be investigated.”

The news of the power company’s investigation comes on the same day that RV parking lot entrepreneur Doc Rivers and his consultant Michael C. Adams Associates requested a continuance of the city council’s consideration of the lease, which was supposed to take place at the May 17 council meeting.

According to a letter from the consultant to the Huntington Beach city council, Rivers requested a continuance to the June 21 council meeting. Rivers and Adams said they will “be analyzing viable alternatives to the site layout which will hopefully be supported by everyone.”


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