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.
January 12 California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser
Join Hills For Everyone by participating in a fundraiser at the California Pizza Kitchen at the Brea Mall. You must bring the event flyer for us to receive credit. We will get 20% of the proceeds of the sales for meals purchased Monday, January 12 between 11 AM and 10 PM.
December Souplantation Fundraiser A Success
Hills For Everyone and hillside supporters had a great time at the Souplantation (Brea) to support the Stop Madrona efforts. We should know in March how much we raised from this fundraiser.
November Fundraiser a Success!
Hills For Everyone had about 70 people at its November Fundraiser. We are so thankful to our donors, supporters, attendees and silent auction item donors you are amazing. And where would we be without our Core Team of volunteers -- thank you, thank you.
View footage of what will be lost if the Madrona project is built in a 80 second video or view a 6 minute version.
Two Groups Join Madrona Lawsuit
Hills For Everyone is pleased to announce that Sierra Club and the California Native Plant Society have both joined our lawsuit to fight the Madrona decision.
Madrona Lawsuit Featured on KNX 1070
Friday, July 25 (around 4;45 PM) Appellant and Hills For Everyone Treasurer Bev Perry will be interviewed for a segment on the Stop Madrona efforts. KNX will be broadcasting live from Arthur's Coffee Shop at Central/Harbor in La Habra.
Editorial on Madrona
HFE Executive Director Claire Schlotterbeck wrote a solid editorial for the Voice of OC commenting that Brea is "playing with fire" on Madrona.
HFE Lawsuit Highlighted in Paper
The Chino Champion recently published an article on the Hills For Everyone lawsuit against the City of Brea for its decision to approve the Madrona project.