AUBURN – A proposal for many soccer fields has a neighborhood break up.
In Granite Bay, Bayside Church wishes to make the room without any taxpayer money. The Placer County Board of Supervisors expended hours Tuesday listening to a fiery discussion to enchantment designs for soccer fields at the mega-church.
Throughout public comment, a critic stated a letter circulated with even some church associates believing Bayside is likely far too considerably with the venture. An opposition flyer attained by CBS13 displays a lit stadium with substantial seating.
The precise prepare does have lights, but there are no bleachers or seating in the project.
“Persons want to perform soccer,” stated Andrew McCourt, the guide pastor. “People want a put to perform soccer, but Granite Bay does not have enough fields.”
Renderings show the church wants to construct three fields for community use. The appeal hearing drew a substantial group with spillover into two overflow rooms. An overwhelming bulk say they are in favor.
For the duration of the listening to, remnants of a tailgate for supporters had been viewed exterior the board place.
“Without this in the neighborhood, we have no area wherever our young children can perform in the evening,” stated Ken Christie, a supporter.
Neighbors want to maintain any gentle air pollution out indicating lighted fields were being under no circumstances component of the authentic strategies. Critics also warned the church has not been neighborly in the earlier with visitors and sound. The board took those problems into thought but denied the enchantment.
Main opponents say they understand the will need for soccer fields, but will Bayside engage in ball fairly with their neighbors?
“The Entire world Cup is coming to America in 2026, but it is really not coming to Granite Bay,” McCourt said. “This is just likely to be a local community area.”