Re: City council votes on closure of Gold Base Road Sept 3 Gold Base could be forced to not only widen that stretch of road to 4 lanes, but also to pay for the entire construction job (including widening of intersections up and down the road, sidewalk and signal installations, and so on). Riverside County has the right to sue Gold Base, to enforce a settlement mandating those changes and that expense, on the grounds the Gold Base violated terms of the approved Conditional Use Permit (100 ft. wide highway) when they redeveloped their properties over the past 20 years. This is called "mitigation", a common practice among developers and local governments, and would be to the benefit of everyone in the area in terms of enhanced flow of traffic with added safety. All that would be required, is presentation of relevant documents before the County Board of Supervisors, and the exercise of political action by the County Road Department, Building Engineers, and the District Attorney. This would also help Riverside County with its current revenue shortfall, as a road upgrade would bring in many thousands of dollars (maybe even over a million) in permit fees too.