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Over two years have passed since the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors certified an EIR and adopted the Baldwin Hills Community Standards District (a codification of existing regulations with the addition of new) that most residents deemed inadequate to addressing community concerns regarding the operation of the Inglewood Oil Field.
On August 4, 2009 the Board adopted Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' motion calling for a study by the Planning Director to consider strengthening amendments to the CSD. The motion called for “enhancement or modifications of the regulations for the benefit of the community related to aesthetics, the intensity of drilling at the site and health impacts”.
It laid out several areas for reforms, including the possibility of “revising the number of new wells allowed per year and over all, establishing an end date for drilling, and ensuring the adequacy of the required health studies.”
The Planning Director was instructed per the motion to convene a public hearing before the Regional Planning Commission to consider possible amendments. In turn – the commission was to make a recommendation to the Board regarding possible amendments or modifications to the CSD. This has not occurred.