By Jessica Rogness
Discussion regarding the new home of the Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning grew heated Tuesday night.
The Vacaville Planning Commission voted 5-0 to grant a conditional use permit to the Vacaville Unified School District so they may move this independent study program into a building at 1949 Peabody Road in the Alamo Peabody Shopping Center. Commission chair Shannon Nadasdy and commissioner Brett Johnson did not attend the meeting.
Toby Roebuck, an owner of a portion of this shopping center, said he was speaking on behalf of himself as well as the Lucky grocery store, in opposition to the project.
“Our concern is the environmental impact of a bunch of students who, number one, why are they now going to independent school?” Roebuck asked.