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Given threat of wildfires, should the Tejon Ranch project be approved?




Trucks cross the San Andreas Fault at Tejon Pass between Los Angeles and northern California, Interstate 5, on June 30, 2006 near Gorman, California
Trucks cross the San Andreas Fault at Tejon Pass between Los Angeles and northern California, Interstate 5, on June 30, 2006 near Gorman, California
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Next week, the LA County Board of Supervisors will decide whether to give the Tejon Ranch Centennial Project the green light.

If approved, the contentious housing project would add 19,000 homes to a region that continues to struggle with affordable housing. Even so, critics of the project argue that the new homes would be nestled in a zone prone to wildfires. Is the Centennial Project the answer to LA County’s affordable housing project? Should the high fire risk discourage developers?  Larry Mantle sits down with a supporter and a critic of the project to weigh the benefits and the drawbacks.

Guests:

Char Miller, professor of environmental analysis and history at Pomona College

Barry Zoeller, vice president of corporate communications and investor relations at Tejon Ranch Co.; the company is behind the Centennial development project