(Cypress, 9/18/2013) Updated 2:14 pm with Voice of OC summary sent by another alert reader) As we mentioned in last week’s post, “Councilman Baily runs from reporter after Council Meeting,” SoCalPBS’s award winning investigative reporter David Nazar has been looking into the money connection involved in paving the way for ProLogis latest and biggest Cypress project.
Hear’s what VoiceofOC.com, “Orange County’s Nonprofit Investigative News Agency, has to say about tonight’s show:
Last year, Cypress voters were told they’d be approving senior housing or medical offices.
Instead, they’re slated to get a warehouse and trucking center.
Find out more at 5:30 p.m. today when PBS SoCaL airs a special Voice of OC-PBS SoCaL joint investigation into the issue.
PBS SoCaL’s David Nazar has produced a report examining Cypress’ effort to establish a distribution center on its border with Los Alamitos. The prospect has drawn fierce opposition from Los Alamitos residents and officials.
Among concerns about traffic, residents have raised questions about developer campaign contributions to a majority of Cypress City Council members now overseeing the project’s approvals.
Those council members have so far declined to speak on the issue, but the developer who helped finance their campaigns said they’ll be making independent decisions on the project.
For more on the controversy, tune in Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for SoCal Insider with Rick Reiff and Thursday at 5 p.m. for Real Orange.
Click here for channel listings.
Thanks to another observant reader for posting the details in a comment in our weekly Wednesday “Your reporting on media” post:
I understand that this is a Must-See report: On Wed., Sept 18 at 5:30 pm & on Friday, Sept 20, at 7 pm, on KOCE, the program “So CAL Insider with Rick Reiff” will feature a story about Cypress past & future regarding the 33 acre project.
The reporter, David Nazar, (25 yr news veteran) is doing what might be the first of a multi-part report. Please tune in to watch.
Please email your Cypress friends & neighbors about this program & please ask them to notify their email list – this is the only way we have to let Cypress residents what is going on in our city. The print story will also be in online on Friday at the http://www.ocvoice.org website.
See PBS So Cal videos here: http://video.pbssocal.org/program/socal-insider-rick-reiff/
To Watch the Program Wed evening at 5:30 pm tune in as follows:
Time Warner: KOCE Ch. 16 or 240
Time Warner: KOCE Ch. 25
If you live in Cypress or Los Alamitos:
If you have Verizon you can try 508 or 8 or 470
if you have AT&T u-verse you can try 1050 or 50
If you have Direct TV you can try 956 or 50
If you have The Dish you do not get PBS so you will not be able to watch it on tv, but you can see it on-line: maybe the local PBS So Cal website or http://www.ocvoice.org
PBS Channels in SoCal: http://www.pbssocal.org/tv/channels/
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This will also be the place for those watching to report and comment on the video.