Concerned Citizens for Avila
A Community Action Group
March 9, 2019
Together we can protect the natural environment, 
safety and accessibility of Avila.
Public Meeting March 13 on 
Spent Nuclear Fuel Management
WHAT:  The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel's quarterly public meeting will focus on spent fuel management as the panel gathers information and public input to prepare its recommendations to PG&E. 
 
WHO:  Panelists are local community members who reflect diverse viewpoints and who live in proximity to Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Representatives from PG&E will provide an update and answer questions. 
 
WHEN:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6-10 p.m.  Open house poster session for the public to speak with experts: 6-6:30 p.m. 
 
WHERE: SLO County Government Center, 1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. 
 
WHY:  Input offered at two public workshops on spent fuel management held in February will be evaluated as PG&E prepares a request for proposal for dry cask storage system vendors. PG&E is exploring the latest spent fuel management technology that prioritizes the continued safe storage of spent fuel while also allowing for the possibility of a more expeditious transfer of fuel from wet to dry storage. Pending CPUC approval, PG&E plans to continue soliciting input prior to and during active decommissioning. For more information about the panel visit  www.pge.com/engagementpanel.  

Important: Let the Panel and PG&E know that safety for Avila visitors, employees and residents involves limiting truck trips for removing radioactive and other materials through Avila to typical times of lowest traffic volume.

More info: HERE .
Circulation Update for Busy Avila Intersections
Intersections are being studied by Public Works related to Highway 101 at Avila Beach Drive and San Luis Bay Drive, both including Ontario Road. Also underway is consideration of a proposed plan for increasing parking in the Avila Beach commercial area by angle parking and one-way streets.  

Attend AVAC meetings for more information on these circulation issues.  See pdf of the below map of Avila Beach Drive at 101 intersection  HERE.
Cave Landing Workshop Gathers More Input
San Luis Obispo County Parks held a Public Workshop, on February 26th, to present and gather input on the conceptual plan for the Cave Landing natural area access improvements.
The goal of the plan is to create a safer parking area at Cave Landing to protect the public access to the beach, cave, trails, coastal views, and night star viewing. The conceptual plan incorporates the public input gathered at a previous Public Workshop held last April.
Read more HERE .
CC4A President Sherri Danoff
Receives Award

From left: Rick Cohen, Executive Director, ABCF, Sherri Danoff,  Jeff Moore, Advisor for Chevron Corporate Affairs, and Michael Ginn, Board President, ABCF.

Concerned Citizens For Avila is proud to announce its current board president Sherri Danoff was selected by the Avila Beach Community Foundation (ABCF) to receive the Avilone of Distinction Award for Volunteerism. Congratulations also to two other award winners Anne Brown for Leadership, and Joan Sargen for Philanthropy.

With nearly 20 years volunteering for many causes affecting Avila Beach and the surrounding community, Sherri Danoff is a "super-volunteer" with boundless energy and dedication. A few of the groups that have benefited from her hard work:
  • Concerned Citizens For Avila
  • Avila Valley Advisory Council
  • CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) 
  • San Luis Bay Estates Homeowners Association
  • Protect Scenic 101 (supports retirement of billboards)
  • Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel
  • County Water Resources Advisory Committee 
Thank you to the Foundation for spotlighting these special people.