18 September 2016

Hills for Everyone September Shindig Next Saturday

Hills for Everyone, the non-profit organization that was a major force behind the creation of Chino Hills State Park and which has been working to preserve remaining open space in the area, is poised to go to court once again over the Madrona project, which would include over 160 houses on 367 acres on the northern edge of Carbon Canyon in Brea between Olinda Village and Sleepy Hollow.

An Orange County Superior Court ruling last year determined that the City of Brea did not follow its own ordinances in voting to approve the project, which was a tremendous victory for HFE and others opposed to Madrona, but the property owner, the State of Idaho (through receivership for the bankrupt Old Standard Life Insurance Company), has taken the matter to a state appeals court.

Obviously, while Idaho can use taxpayer money to foot the bills for its legal maneuverings, Hills for Everyone has to fundraise to be able to continue the fight.  So, next Saturday is a "September Shindig" so that organization can marshal its resources and carry the legal campaign forward to the next level.

The flyer for the event, with the all the information, is here.

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