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July 12, 2011

Crude Prices Force Whittier To Rethink Opposition To

Oil Drilling

KNX 1070 Radio Segment
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/12/crude-prices-force-whittier-to-rethink-opposition-to-oil-drilling/


 

July 8, 2011

It's Politics: Steve Helvey

email causes uproar for

 Friendly Hills Property

Owners Association board

Los Angeles Superior Court

 judge says she will allow

anti-oil drilling lawsuit to

go forward

 

June 5, 2011

Is Bob Henderson using the Oil Project to Pay for his Habitat Authority?  See Article.

Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority

 faces lapse in funding

By Mike Sprague, Staff Writer


Read more: Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority faces lapse in funding - Whittier Daily News http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_18211198?source=rss_viewed#ixzz1OZ7qszbb


drill for oil on city-owned property in the Puente Hills area. Some of that money would go to the authority.
The authority is looking for alternative investment sources that would provide a higher rate.
Another possibility is the proposal to drill for oil on city-owned property in the Puente Hills area. Some of that money would go to the authority.
"If it (happens) it would take all of the pressure off," Henderson said.


Bob Henderson is already using the oil project to pay for his Habitat Authority.  He negotiated this back in the lease dated October 28, 2008.  Was this his plan all along?  Lease terms are below.


2.2 Management Fee and Habitat Enhancement Fee. Lessee shall pay the following
management fee and habitat enhancement fee to the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority

(a) Management Fee. The sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per month commencing
on the date of acceptance in writing by Lessee of a Conditional Use Permit issued by the City of Whittier in
accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 6.1, hereof, which management fee shall be increased to Seven
Thousand Dollars ($7,000.00) per month commencing on the commencement of drilling operations (as defined in Paragraph 17.(a), hereof), and continuing annually thereafter on or before each anniversary of such date.
(b) Habitat Enhancement Fee. The sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per
year commencing on the date of commencement of drilling operations (as defined in Paragraph 17.(a), hereof) on the Leased Land pursuant to an issued and accepted Conditional Use Permit and continuing annually thereafter on or before each next ensuing anniversary of the date of Lessee's acceptance of such Conditional Use Permit.
(c) CPI Adjustment of Management Fee and Habitat Enhancement Fee. The foregoing
management and habitat enhancement fees shall be increased annually in a percentage equal to the percentage increase, if any, in the U.S. Department of Labor Consumer Price Index, All Goods-All Consumers, for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (or a reasonably equivalent replacement im;lex to be selected by Lessor if such index is no longer published) commencing on the second anniversary of the date on which both such fees were paid.
(d) Credit for Portion of Incremental Royalty. If and to the extent that Lessee pays a portion of
an incremental increase in royalty hereunder to the Puente Hills .Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority pursuant to Paragraph 7.7, hereof, such incremental royalty amount paid each year to the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority shall be a credit against the next ensuing management fee and habitat enhancement fee.


Whittier preservationist

group refiles anti-oil drilling

 lawsuit

By Mike Sprague, Staff Writer

 

Los Angeles Superior Court

 Judge fines city consultant

attorney $6,300 in Whittier

oil lawsuit - Esther Feldman

 

Whittier City Council gives

Matrix Oil three more years

to obtain permit for oil

drilling

By Mike Sprague, Staff Writer

 

Whittier oil process

delayed; Matrix Oil Co. files

new application to drill

By Mike Sprague, Staff Writer

 

Judge allows anti-oil drilling

lawsuit to continue in

Whittier

Dismisses case against five council members
Mike Sprague, Staff Writer

Anti-oil legal group seeks to

oust Henderson;

opponents say effort could

have statewide

consequences

February 7, 2011
Read more: Anti-oil legal group seeks to oust Henderson; opponents say effort could have statewide consequences - Whittier Daily News http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_17321406#ixzz1DoEGf7mX

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/ci_17321406

LA Superior Court judge

releases written ruling on

oil lawsuit, allows most of

case to advance

By Mike Sprague, Staff Writer

Quality-of-life concerns drive Whittier Hills Oil Watch members to fight oil drilling

Whittier Daily News 6/27/10