A hearing date before the County Planning Commission to consider a conditional use permit for the 8,000-square-foot playground plot at the Idyllwild Community Center (ICC) site has been set for 9 a.m. “or as soon as possible thereafter” on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The hearing will be held at the Riverside County Administrative Center, 4080 Lemon Street, 1st Floor Board Chambers, in Riverside.

The Planning Department has determined the playground will not have a significant effect on the environment and has recommended adopting a mitigated negative declaration. The intent of the hearing is for the Planning Commission to receive public comment and, if found advisable as a result of that hearing, to “amend, in whole or in part, the proposed project.”

The public is welcome to attend and to speak in support of or oppose the project. The announcement of the hearing advises that in any subsequent court challenge of the project, the challenger “may” be limited to only those issues raised at the Planning Commission public hearing or in writing prior to such hearing.

Public comments, for those who cannot attend the hearing, my be submitted to the Riverside County Planning Department, attention Project Planner Wendell Bugtai, P.O. Box 1409, Riverside, CA 92502-1409.

Anyone desiring more information about the project can contact Bugtai at (951) 955-2419 or [email protected].