15 September 2008

Canyon Crest Appeal Hearing: 16 September @ 7 p.m.

I had hoped to get this post out sooner, in case there was anyone who might stumble upon it and be stirred to action, but, fortunately, there are a lot of people out there trying to get the word out. But, here goes . . .

The Brea City Council will hold its first appeal hearing tomorrow night, Tuesday, 16 September @ 7 p.m. on the 165-unit Canyon Crest housing project, proposed for a huge swath of the north end of Carbon Canyon.

It is essential that anyone who cares at all about maintaining the fragile balance in the Canyon come out and participate in this democratic exercise. If you are for the project, by all means go and show your support AND SAY WHY. And, if you are against the proposal, do the same. I suspect the VAST majority of those who will appear will be vigorously against Canyon Crest and, hopefully, have a much greater presence than the overwhelming representation of participants at the April planning commission meeting.

I won't go through all of the reasons why this project is wrong: go to http://www.stopcanyoncrest.org/ or visit Hills for Everyone at their website at http://www.hillsforeveryone.org/. Moreover, take the time to look at the data posted by the city at its website: http://www.cityofbrea.net/

Finally, if you're planning on speaking, whatever side of the issue you're on, please do so in a forthright, but respectful manner, showing consideration for all parties, those on the other side in the audience, members of the council, staff and other city representatives and for the developer and his staff, as well. Keeping cool, calm, collected and focused is the best way to effectively and efficiently get a message across. And, for those of us opposed to this project, this is the time to make our impact felt in just that way.

REMEMBER: tomorrow @ 7 p.m. at City Hall and the council chambers!

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