After hearing 10 hours of debate over two days, Thousand Oaks planning commissioners have again delayed a vote on an environmental report about a $100-million shopping center planned for Newbury Park.
Adjourning shortly after midnight Thursday, commissioners said they still had questions about the project's potential to harm the environment, and set another hearing for this Thursday. Commissioner Linda Parks dominated debate over the Seventh-day Adventist project, expressing concerns about noise and the project's conflicts with the city's General Plan.
Several commissioners said Friday that Parks took her probe too far, refusing to listen to the advice of city experts.
"She just kept questioning them like a district attorney," commission Chairman Irving Wasserman said. "She picked on every single word, comma and period."
Parks apologized Friday for monopolizing the session, but said she had a responsibility to ask questions if portions of the environmental report were unclear.