CHINO-PUENTE HILLS:In early June, the Brea City Council voted 4-1 to approve the long-contentious 162-unit Madrona (aka Canyon Crest) project. Background and details: hillsforeveryone.org/projects/canyon-crest.html.
Hills For Everyone, which has campaigned for decades to preserve open space in the Chino-Puente Hills, is now fundraising to fight this decision in court.
ACTION NOW!: Go tocrowdtilt.com/campaigns/hillside-protection-fund to donate directly to the litigation fund.
Also HFR is hosting a Wine and Cheese Event with a silent auction on Saturday, July 19th, to fundraise. Tickets are on sale now: $30 per person or $50 for two, both $10 more at the door. Buy tickets in advance at HillsForEveryone.org: hillsforeveryone.org/donate/fundraiser.html.
SADDLE CREST:The lawsuit, in which CNPS/OCCNPS is a co-defendant with four other enviro groups, continues to wind its way through the legal process of briefs, motions to strike, opposition to motions. It is expected that the Court of Appeals will deal with all these when it considers the merits of our case--which maybe will be in another 2-3 months. In the meantime, fundraising to cover our side’s legal costs continues.
ACTION NOW!: Go to fhbp.org/programs/saddleback-canyons.html to donate--be sure to indicate the Saddle Crest litigation fund. A generous supporter will match donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $911.00.