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Carson’s extends ban on industrial growth through 2018

The Carson City Council has extended a temporary ban on heavy industrial development through March 2018 as city leaders work to establish new, permanent ground rules to protect residents from heavy truck traffic and pollution.

A 45-day temporary moratorium was initiated by the council in March as a way to keep tabs on new logistics facilities, trucking and hazardous materials-based companies, and other “sensitive uses” opening to the city.

It allows those individual companies to get new permits and approvals, as long as they first present their projects to the City Council.

The 10-month moratorium extension, made in a Tuesday night 5-0 vote, is opposed by business groups. But they won some compromises in a series of public meetings held since March to deal with complaints from businesses and residents over the matter.

The main compromise is that leases seven years or less for truck yards, hazardous materials facilities, and cargo-container storage sites are exempt from first seeking City Council approval. All others must first present their projects. READ MORE

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