Preserving Open Space

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Photo by Anthony Bach

Over the past 20 years, I have watched as development companies have slowly graded and developed nearly every inch of natural open space in Fullerton.  I believe it is the duty of City Council to consider both the environmental and the long-term consequences of such proposals.

For example, I was firmly against Chevron/Pacific Coast Homes’ recent proposal to develop West Coyote Hills.  I spoke at the City Council in May and will continue to speak and act against such proposals.

West Coyote Hills is one of the last, large natural open spaces left in North Orange County, and is home to several native plant and animal species, including the native California gnat catcher.

I believe City Council should be more pro-active in seeking state, federal, and private grants to preserve this land as an open space, for future generations to enjoy.

4 Responses to Preserving Open Space

  1. It’s too bad that the other trails are not open. I went to the Coyote Hills website but information is limited. I live on the bottom of the hill on N Acacia Ave, so I regularly jog there. Which area is possibly going to be developed?

    • admin says:

      Chevron’s latest proposal involved building around 760 houses in the 510-acre fenced-off area. It also included a shopping center, I think.

  2. Roberto says:

    Hey Allen,
    The development will be that area on Euclid and Rosecrans back towards Gilbert Almost to beach Blvd. Here is a map from city web site.
    http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=2545
    Hope this helps you.

  3. Roberto says:

    Actually this is probably a better picture here.

    http://www.coyotehills.org/artman/publish/article_124.shtml

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