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From page 1 housing. The exact mix of the housing for the Las Casitas site in terms of size and type has not yet been determined. Part of the proposal the com- pany is making is to bring on line new water wells in Avalon Canyon. Before that is clone an environmental impact report would need to be prepared as part of the total project to determine the reliability of the fresh water supply and if there would be any salt water intrusion impacts from continuous fresh water pumping. Obviously, this ambitious proposal will require Planning Commission and City Council" approval before any steps can be taken to grant entitlements. Company officials would like to enter into a Development Agreement with the City some- time in the future if the terms of future negotiations can be agreed to by the City Council and Company officials. Company offi- cers are aware that infrastructure improvements for water, sewer, storm drainage, traffic circula- tion, onsite parking, recreational amenities etc. at a minimum will be part of the discussion. While conditions of devel- opment need to be identified, quantified, and agreed to by the City Council, the interest by Company officials in developing quality workforce and afford- able housing for their employees is consistent in+concept with goals in the City's General Plan to provide safe, sanitary, and affordable h.ous- ing for City residents. The City too is examining ways to encourage the construction of quality afford- able housing for residents in need of affordable housing. The City is in the process of identifying pos- sible sites through its ENA partner C&C. David Jinkens is the city man- ager of Avalon. Pictured above are the Catalina Island Outrigger Canoe Club members enjoying their time together before the first race in San Diego. Photo by Joe Sampson I Outrigger paddlers represent Island in race in San Diego BY DAVID HART FOR THE ISLADNER The Catalina Island Outrigger Canoe Club represented well in San Diego for their first race with 15 paddlers attending and filling pointed in their overall perfor- teams but the official results had three canoes in three different mance, were only 2 minutes out another team that was overlooked divisions. The race was held of a medal placing, putting the CIOCC team in fourth May 14. Compliments to every- And only 4 minutes from first place. one that paddled, especially the place on an hour race. Way to go! Men's Open: Competitive novice paddlers, our lew steer- Novice Coed: Mixed group group of paddlers in this group, spersons (Ariel and Amee), and of Catalina Island Outrigger CC our team represented really well Mike and Willie for