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Cancelled Meeting On Proposed New Power Plant In Ventura County Rescheduled

A planned informational meeting on a proposal to build a power plant in Ventura County has been rescheduled, after the initial event had to be cancelled because people were upset over the quality of the Spanish translation services provided.

Calpine Corporation wants to build a natural gas power plant west of Santa Paula, on a 10 acre parcel of land it owns. It would be what’s known as a peaker plant, one that’s not used everyday, but put into service during peak demand times.

The California Energy Commission is looking at the plan. It sponsored last month’s community meeting which was cancelled when many of the people left in protest over the quality of translation services. The new informational meeting will take place July 28th at the Santa Paula Community Center.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.