The FINAL vote on the Rancho La Habra development by the City Council, will take place on Monday October 19th at 6:30PM at City Hall (110 E. La Habra Blvd).
Although we requested both an in-person and teleconference option for providing testimony, the City has chosen only to allow in-person testimony at the public hearing. Only one person will be allowed in the chamber at a time, and there will be an outdoor viewing area in the parking lot, where we can socially distance and wait our turn to speak. We strongly urge our supporters to wear masks, especially since elderly and at-risk residents will be among us at the hearing.
We know this is a difficult time and difficult circumstances for a meeting, but we REALLY NEED you to come out and help us tell the Council to defeat Rancho La Habra! This is our LAST CHANCE to stop this. We need to make sure the City Council knows that opposition to Rancho La Habra is overwhelming, and that will only be clear if there is an overwhelming turnout of people speaking out against the project. Sending in written comments is helpful, but it is no substitute for in-person testimony.
The Rancho La Habra project of nearly 450 homes would generate significant traffic and overcrowding, and consume the largest open space in the City. We must encourage the Council to follow the recommendation of the Planning Commission, who soundly rejected the project by a vote of 4-1, citing many of the issues we’ve been raising. You can visit our website at SaveLaHabra.com to read more about the our concerns about the project:
- Traffic Nightmares
- Parking Shortages
- Overcrowding of City Resources
- Environmental Damage
- Increased Density
- Greenhouse Gas Increases
Also, please remember to Vote YES on Measure X, The Citizens’ Initiative for Preservation of Open Space in La Habra. The measure is sponsored by Save La Habra, to give us, the voters, the right to vote before any future Open Spaces are taken away. Defeating Rancho La Habra will protect one Open Space for the short-term; Measure X protects all Open Spaces for the long-term. You can read the full text of our measure on SaveLaHabra.com. In addition, our leadership team and volunteers will be attending the City Council meeting. They will be able to answer any questions you may have. We appreciate your support!
Jim, Maribelle and Sue