CAMARILLO : Council to Study Modifying of Creek

A discussion on whether to install concrete along the banks of a one-mile section of Calleguas Creek and redirect its course is scheduled for a Camarillo City Council study session tonight at City Hall.

The meeting will help the council decide later what to do with the meandering stream, which has posed flooding problems for nearby developments.

City and county staff officials, along with local housing developers, are recommending that the waterway be modified to prevent flooding at existing and proposed developments. But area environmental activists say such action will destroy wildlife and native vegetation.

One Pardee Construction Co. development, Montelena, overlooks the creek. City officials are considering two proposals--totaling more than 450 homes--by Pardee and the Baldwin Co. for land north and south of the creek bed.

No formal decision is expected by the council tonight.

The 7 p.m. meeting will be held in the main conference room at City Hall, 601 Carmen Drive.

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