1-22-07 - Solano County Board of Supervisors to Reconsider Radio Ministry
On Tuesday, January 23, 2007, the Solano County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9:00 a.m., to hear motions on whether to overturn its previous decision to reject the Vacaville Seventh-day Adventist Church’s bid to locate its radio ministry KASK on church property.
This station has been ten years in development, and nearly as long in litigation with the County. The Board of Supervisors may be willing to change course, and approve the radio ministry. Such an action would be very welcome, indeed! On the other hand, it is impossible to know in advance whether the Board is simply intending to bolster its legal position for what it perceives to be an inevitable return to the courts.
All who value the ability to broadcast the gospel are urged to pray that the Solano County Board of Supervisors will finally end the conflict, by approving the radio ministry. Prayer changes things. It changes us, and it can impact the outcome.
Last October, the Solano County Planning Commission approved a scaled down version of the radio ministry as a “rural residential enterprise,” or a home based business. KASK intends to conduct a fully automated operation, supplemented by programming produced by the local church. Two years ago, the Church and the County reached a settlement agreement in their lawsuit on appeal to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco. By that agreement, the church agreed to abide by the restrictions of a rural residential enterprise and the County agreed to process the application for a conditional use permit on that basis. The church has spent two years working with County Planning officials, to insure compliance with every requirement. As a result, we have developed a close and cooperative relationship with County officials, who were eager for this conflict to be finally resolved. Obviously, the Board of Supervisors’ initial rejection of the permit application reflects continued reluctance on its part to end the conflict. However, it is hoped that the Board’s decision to revisit the issue reflects a willingness to finally resolve the conflict, and grant the permit.
WHAT TO DO NOW!!!
Please pray daily for God’s Spirit to guide the Board of Supervisors as they deliberate next Tuesday; pray that the Board will approve this gospel radio station so that it can serve Solano County; and please pray for church representatives to have the right spirit, and to be inspired with whatever words may be needed at that time. Thank you in advance for your prayers.