David Miscavige's interpretation of L.Ron Hubbard's dream, "clearing the planet", was brought to a grinding halt at Scientology's Golden Era Productions faculty near Hemet, Calif. by the Code Enforcement Dept. of Riverside County, with the help of some keen-eyed residents and anonymous (including not so anonymous) protesters.
• Full-size view of violation scan.
Unapproved Grading/Clearing: note~"Billing for administrative costs at $109.00 per man-hour" (and a possible fine of $500 per day if not rectified by 19 January) and must "Stop all work/grading and must comply with your grading restoration assessment permit (which happened to come to $2,596.90)."
It seems Golden Era (which should be re-named Golden Error after all this) did all this grading, trenching and landscaping without applying for a single permit or impact study. After it was brought to the attention of the County, Golden Era attempted to fast-track a local permit for work already done, ignoring other required local and federal statutes.
These points and more were brought up at the Riverside County's weekly BOS meeting [see videos below], and a halt came to David Miscavige's postulating a clear planet adjacent to his desert castle.
Dec.15.09 Riverside BOS ~ Illegal Grading at Golden Era Productions [1 thru 3]
Notes: Seeing as I'm not from that side of said planet to be cleared, any corrections, additions or timeline adjustments from area locals would be welcome. Leave any changes in the comment section.
Photos and links courtesy of the following:
• grading violation: Gold
• The Rain and Illegal Grading at Gold
• Strange Doin's @ Gold Base
• Report on Riverside BOS December 8 2009
• 12/15/09 BOS
• Gold Base illegal grading photos [photobucket]