The former Canyon Crest project, now called Madrona, was approved by the Brea City Council on Tuesday, June 3. The project proposed 162 units on 367 hillside acres in an historic fire corridor. The Council was forced into a legal settlement requiring them to process the project under rules that are 27 years old. But the Council had an out and chose one time economic benefits over the safety of its existing and future residents. Your help is needed to fight this terrible decision.
In an amazing display of blindness to what they were actually approving, inaccurate information coming from staff and an even more amazing display of abuse of the appellant's due process, the Brea City Council approved Madrona on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in a 4-1 vote (Councilmember Simonoff was the only NO vote).
Read the City Council discussion of the project from the April 15th meeting. View the discussion on the City's website. The discussion is on Item 16.
View the City Council discussion of the project from the April 1st meeting on the City's website. The discussion is on Item 11.
View our final presentation to the Council from the March 18th meeting on YouTube.
View our presentation to the Council from the March 4th meeting on YouTube.
View the public comments from the February 4th hearing on the City of Brea's website. There were 20 speakers against the project and six for it.
View our presentation to the Council from the January 21st meeting on YouTube.
.Join us for a Wine & Cheese Fundraiser on Saturday, July 19th. Download the flyer for details. Buy tickets on the Hills For Everyone website.
Silent Auction Item Preview
We hope to see you on Saturday for the Wine and Cheese event. Many donors from across the hills are coming and many have donated fabulous items for the silent auction. Check out a few preview items.
View footage of what will be lost if the Madrona project is built in a 80 second video or view a 6 minute version.
Water Shortage Predicted
According to a recent article, the projected water supply in Southern California will only last 12-18 months if the drought continues. The author suggests three immediate steps: 1 - understanding our water supply situation, 2 - mandatory water restrictions and 3 - better groundwater management. Yet the Brea City Council approves a water-guzzling project. Go figure.
In approving the Final Environmental Documents, the Planning Commission issued three Statements of Overriding Consideration--on air quality, biology and traffic. This means they believed the benefits of this project (providing housing in Brea for millionaires) outweighed the negative impacts that would go on forever. These impacts would be borne by existing residents.
Issuing three Statements of Overriding Consideration for a project is a significant decision for the Brea City Council.
Learn About the Major Project Impacts >>