The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors is expected to decide today whether to support the Department of Homeland Security’s anti-biological research laboratory that could be built at Site 300 next to Tracy.
County Agricultural Commissioner Scott Hudson recommended in a memo to supervisors that they vote to support the proposal by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The 7,000-acre Site 300 is on land owned by the Department of Energy in the hills southwest of Tracy. It has been used to test bomb components since the 1960s.
Although Site 300 is outside city limits, the city of Tracy is scheduled to cast its verdict on the proposal at its next meeting on Feb. 6.
Homeland Security has stated that community support will be considered when it decides where to build the laboratory from a list of 14 candidate sites. It is expected to tour all 14 sites and then shorten the list or select a winning site in June, according to the Tracy Tomorrow
Beyond advisory committee.