Stop Madrona
The Brea City Council should deny
the Madrona project because of:






Prone Hills

Air Quality


Air Quality

Loss of
Important Habitat
Water Use
Reduced Air

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The Environmental Review Process

California's Premiere Environmental Law Established

  • Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) became state law in 1970.
  • CEQA requires public agencies to examine and disclose to the public all significant adverse environmental impacts of a project.
  • Before a project is approved the public agency must avoid or mitigate (lessen) those impacts, if feasible.
  • The public is allowed to participate in CEQA's environmental review process at several stages.
    • Often times this public participation leads to the consideration or inclusion of different project alternatives and/or mitigation measures.
  • Learn more about CEQA.

Madrona and the Environmental Review Process

  • The Madrona project has been under review for 13 years with different names and different plans. Nearly all of the stops and starts were requested by the developer.

Madrona's Exemption

Due to a legal settlement, the Madrona project is being judged according to the guidelines of the 1986 Brea General Plan, the 1986 Carbon Canyon Specific Plan, and the Hillside Management Ordinance (1994).

In 2001, Brea began a review of its rules regarding development within the City.

  • Normally a property owner would be held to the most current General Plan, but the Project Applicant sued the City to have its project reviewed under the out-dated rules, since the application was deemed complete in August of 2000 (before the new rules went into place).
  • Therefore this project is grandfathered in under an old General Plan and a Specific Plan that no longer exists and therefore cannot also be amended.

If the Applicant submitted these plans today, the project could not be approved.

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The Process

There are numerous EIRs for this project.