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YES,

[ Please take notice that the adjourned regular City Council meeting of October 19, 2020, has been adjourned to the time and location indicated below: Location: Council Chamber Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Time: 6:30 p.m.]

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TENURED REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF OCTOBER, 1920 20.

LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT IT IS 6:30 PM ON OCTOBER 20.

AND WILL THE CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLE COUNCIL MEMBER SHOP HERE.

COUNCIL MEMBER MEDRANO HERE, COUNCIL MEMBER GOMEZ RECUSED HIMSELF.

SO HE'S NOT HERE TONIGHT.

MAYOR PRO TEM ESPINOSA HERE, MAYOR BEAMISH.

I AM HERE.

SO WE WILL RETURN WHERE WE LEFT OFF IN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

BUT AS A REMINDER OF COMMENTS, SHE'LL BE UNLIMITED PER INDIVIDUAL AND THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR EACH PUBLIC HEARING ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

COMMENTS MUST BE KEPT BRIEF NON-REPETITIVE AND PROFESSIONAL IN NATURE.

ANYONE WHO BECOMES ABUSIVE OR DISPLAYS INAPPROPRIATE PUBLIC BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLD TO STOP SPEAKING AND LEAVE THE COUNCIL CHAMBER PURSUANT TO ESTABLISH POLICY.

THE MEETING WILL CONCLUDE AT 10:30 PM CURFEW UNLESS THE MEETING IS EXTENDED BY THE MAYOR.

ANY BUSINESS NOT COMPLETED BY THIS TIME WILL BE CONTINUED TO THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

IF AN ADDITIONAL MEETING BECOMES NECESSARY, THE CITY COUNCIL INTENDS TO CONTINUE THE MEETING TO THE NEXT AVAILABLE MEETING TIME.

AND WE'D BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER.

THE CITY COUNCIL WILL TAKE HEALTH BREAKS AT THE MAYOR'S DISCRETION AND RECESS FOR A SHORT PERIOD.

FOLLOWING PUBLIC TESTIMONY, THE STAFF WILL SUMMARIZE THE NUMBER OF PIECES OF CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED SINCE 5:00 PM, WHICH HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED THE DAYS FOR THE RECORD.

AND THE APPLICANT WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR REBUTTAL AFTER WHICH WE WILL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING.

FOLLOWING THE CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING, THE CITY COUNCIL WILL ENTER INTO DISCUSSION AND PROVIDE DIRECTION STAFF ACCORDINGLY.

AND AS THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN WATCHING, WE HAVE 22 AND WE'RE TAKING INPUT FROM THOSE THAT ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT.

AND SO AT THIS TIME I WOULD INVITE THOSE IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING TO COME IN AND IN SUPPORT OF THIS TO SPEAK MARY'S CASE THERE'S ONE MORE IN FAVOR.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

HI, UH, MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS CHUCK KOSKI.

I AM COUNSEL TO THE QUAN FAMILY, UH, THE PROPERTY OWNERS THAT, UH, WHICH THIS PROJECT IS BEING, UH, REQUESTED PROJECT APPROVAL.

UM, I IS THE MIC ON THERE? YEAH.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, TRUCK KERLIKOWSKE, UH, COUNSEL FOR THE PROPERTY OWNERS, THE QUAN FAMILY, A LONG TIME BUSINESS OWNERS AND RESIDENTS IN THE CITY.

UH, 2019, I SUBMITTED A COUPLE LETTERS REGARDING THE INITIATIVE AND YOU MADE YOUR DECISIONS ON, UH, DEFERRING THAT TO THE ELECTION.

I ALSO SUBMITTED A LETTER LAST WEEK, OUTLINING SOME OF THE POSITIONS OF THE KWONS HAD REGARDING THE PROJECT AND THE INITIATIVE.

UH, I'M NOT GOING TO REHASH ANY OF THAT.

UM, YOU HAVE THE LETTERS, UH, THE SEAT, YOU CAN TALK TO YOUR CITY ATTORNEY REGARDING THE LEGAL ISSUES AND HOW THINGS PROGRESS MOVING FORWARD.

WHAT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT TODAY THOUGH, WAS FAIRNESS.

UM, PROPERTIES HAVE USEFUL LIVES.

YOU KNOW, THEY PROPERTIES, BUSINESSES, BUILDINGS, THEY HAVE USEFUL LIVES IN WHICH THEY'RE USEFUL.

PEOPLE USE THEM.

THEY'RE AN ECONOMIC BENEFIT TO THE OWNER OR THE BUSINESS OWNER.

AND AT SOME POINT THAT TRANSITIONS WELL, THE TIME FOR THIS COURSE, THE GOLF COURSE, IT'S TRANSITIONING.

IT'S TRANSITIONING FROM GOLF COURSE USE TO SOME OTHER USE.

UH, THE PROJECT APPLICANT HAS PROPOSED BUILDING A RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION AS THEIR PROPOSED USE OF THE SITE, BUT ULTIMATELY IT'S TRANSITIONING.

AND MY POINT IS THAT PROPERTY OWNERS HAVE THE RIGHTS TO ENJOY THE ECONOMICALLY BENEFICIAL USE OF THEIR PROPERTY.

THAT'S A RIGHT, THAT'S GUARANTEED TO THEM AND INFRINGING ON THOSE RIGHTS, WHETHER IT'S BY LEGISLATION, EITHER FROM THE DEUS OR EVEN THE PUBLIC INFRINGING ON UPON THOSE RIGHTS IMPACTS THE PROPERTY OWNER NEGATIVELY.

AND THE POINT OF THIS IS WHETHER IT'S THROUGH PROJECT DECISIONS OR LEGISLATION, WHETHER IT'S BY YOU OR THE PUBLIC IMPACTING THOSE PROPERTY RIGHTS HAVE CONSEQUENCES TO THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS.

AND SO I THINK THE CITY HAS THE RESOURCES TO USE ITS MONIES IN SCHOOLS AND PARKS AND, AND DEALING WITH, YOU KNOW, DRUG ISSUES AND CHILD PROGRAMS. AND SO WHAT I'M URGING YOU TO DO IS APPROVE THE PROJECT.

IT BENEFITS THE ECONOMICAL USE OF

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THIS PROPERTY, AND IT DOESN'T DEPRIVE THE KWAN FAMILY FROM THE BENEFITS THAT THEY DERIVE FROM THE PROPERTY THAT THEY PURCHASED.

A THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

THERE'S NO ONE ELSE TO SPEAK IN FAVOR.

THAT IS CORRECT.

ALRIGHT, THEN WE WILL NOW GO AND INVITE THOSE IN OPPOSITION TO THIS PROJECT.

SO THEY MAY COME IN AND START THE TECHNICAL ISSUE WITH THE BROAD CASTING OUTSIDE.

OKAY.

THEN WE'LL TAKE A RECESS TILL YOU GET IT FIXED.

WHERE RECESS FOR A FEW MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

PRETTY GOOD.

SET OF LUNGS, THAT COMMUNITY OUT THERE TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU NEED A MEGAPHONE CHANNEL THREE.

OKAY.

YES.

IT'S A GOOD THEATER.

I CAN JUGGLE.

I CAN JUGGLE TWO PIECES OF WHATEVER IT IS.

NOT BIGGER THAN A BASKETBALL OUTSIDE OF THAT.

FORGET IT.

YEAH.

THANK YOU.

ROSE.

WE WILL, UH, COME OUT OF RECESS AND WE'LL START WITH OUR FIRST SPEAKER.

GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS MR. HALEY.

I LIVE IN THE WESTBRIDGE COMMUNITY.

I'M SORRY, WHAT'S YOUR NAME AGAIN? MR. HALEY.

THANK YOU.

NOW I CAN'T SEE MY NOTES LAST NIGHT AND LIT LINEAR REPRESENTATIVES STAYED LAST NIGHT THAT THE PROCESS HAS INTEGRALLY WOVEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

WE DISAGREE AS COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT'S BEEN NOSA AND MEDRANO.

HE ALLUDED TO LAST NIGHT.

LAST EVENING, THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS.

WHAT'S THE SUPPORT CARDS LINEAR HAS PRODUCED OR PROVIDED BOTH ACCOUNTS.

COUNCIL MEMBERS ADDRESSED ADDRESS WHERE USED ADDRESSES WERE USED AND FAKE NAMES ARE USED IN ATTEMPT

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TO SHOW ALLEGED SUPPORT FOR THE PROJECT.

DECEPTION DOES NOT END HERE.

MANY OF THE SAME LAHABRA MEMBERS WHO OPPOSE THIS PROJECT HAD FRUSTRATED, UM, UH, HAD FRAUDULENT SUPPORT CARDS FILLED OUT IN THEIR NAMES.

THE NARD PAID PUNIT, UH, PA UH, PETITIONERS GATHERS, UM, PAID PETITIONER, GATHERS ON VIDEO, ASKING FOR SUPPORT TO SAVE OPEN SPACE.

WE ASKED TO PRESENT THIS VIDEO AND WE'RE TOLD WE CAN'T FOR THIS REASON, WE ARE SUBMITTING THE VIDEO FOR THE RECORD.

THESE ARE, THESE EXAMPLES ARE JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.

THEY CLAIM THAT THIS PROJECT HAS WIDE SUPPORT IS A FALSE HIT.

A SINGLE HUBBER RESONANT APPEARED VIA VIDEO OR IN PERSON LAST NIGHT TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT IN A PERSONAL CAPACITY.

THE ONLY OTHER SPEAKERS IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT LAST NIGHT WERE INDIVIDUALS ON BEHALF OF THE PROPERTY OWNER AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING CALIFORNIA, COMMUNITY BUILDERS, CA CALIFORNIA, AND FIELD FEDERATION.

THE POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION PEOPLE FOR HOUSING, ORANGE COUNTY BUILDING INDUSTRY LEGAL DEFENSE FOUNDATION, ORANGE COUNTY BUSINESS COUNCIL, AND ORANGE COUNTY REALTOR ASSOCIATION.

SURELY YOU WOULD THINK THIS PROJECT OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD GATHER A FEW INDIVIDUALS TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THE PROJECT OR RESIDENTS TO SPEAK IN FAVOR OF THIS PROJECT.

INSTEAD, ONLY ONE RESIDENT SHOWED UP VIA VIDEO.

ONCE YOU REMOVE THE PROP BOXES FILLED WITH FALSIFIED SUPPORT CARDS IN THE VIDEO, SOME ARLENE SUPPORTERS SPEAKING BEHIND MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS.

THIS IS THE RECORD YOU HAVE BEFORE A SINGLE LAHABRA RESIDENT APPEARING TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.

WEBINAR'S REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOT EVEN ACCURATELY REFLECT COMMENTS FROM THE CEQ, A RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES, SUCH AS THE FISH AND WILDLIFE, WHO THEY CLAIM HAVE WORKED IN UNISON THROUGH THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

ONE OF THE PRIMARY REASON THAT EIR WAS CIRCULATED WAS CERTAINLY IT WAS DUE TO A FISH AND WILDLIFE LETTER IN 2018.

THAT'S STATED AMONG OTHER THINGS FOREMOST, THE DRAFT EIR DOES NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT DISCLOSURE FOR ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECT'S POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL IMPACTS.

EVEN AFTER THE ER WAS RECIRCULATED THE FISH, THE FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMENT THAT THE EIR WAS STILL DEFICIENT AND MUST BE MODIFIED THE JANUARY 6TH, 2020 COMMENT LETTER FROM THE FISH AND WILDLIFE ON THE RESEARCH CORRELATION DRAFT REPORT, STILL EXPRESS GREAT CONCERN ON HOW THE NAR SEEKS TO PROCEED.

IT IS THE APPLICANT'S RESPONSIBILITY AND NOT THE DEPARTMENTS TO LOCATE APPROPRIATE FUNCTIONALLY EQUIVALENT MIGRATION.

THE RIGHT BRENT MIGRATION SITES SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED APPROVED BY THE CDFA AND ACQUIRED PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION TERMINATING AND CURRENT DEED RESTRICTIONS.

AND PRIOR TO THE CITY CERTIFYING THAT PROJECT EIR, THE STATEMENT IS IN DIRECT CONTRAST TO THE STATEMENTS LAST NIGHT THAT THE CD FW WOULD NOT ENGAGE.

IF LEONARD DID NOT HAVE AN APPROVED PROJECT, IF IT IS CDF W'S REQUEST AS A C E QA RESPONSIBLE AGENCY, THAT THESE ISSUES ARE TO BE SATISFIED PRIOR TO THE CITY CERTIFYING THE PROJECT, EIR THE CITY'S RESPONSE TO THE CDF W'S COMMAND TO SATISFY BIOLOGICAL MIGRATION PRIOR TO THE CITY CERTIFYING THE PROJECTS E R IS INCLUDED IN THE FINAL E R THE CITY DOES NOT CONCUR.

HOWEVER, THE MIGRATION MEASURES SET FORTH AND THE ER NEED TO BE IMPLEMENTED PRIOR TO THE CITY CERTIFYING THE PROJECT, ER, THE CITY AND THE CDF W ARE NOT WORKING COLLABORATELY CHILLY AS LENARA SOUGHT TO PORTRAY THE J JANUARY 20, THE JANUARY 6TH, 2020 LETTER EXPRESS SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS WITH THE CITY MOVING FORWARD AND HIGHLIGHTED KEY DEVIATIONS BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE FISH AND WILDLIFE.

JUST TWO EXAMPLES, FISH AND WILDLIFE STATED THAT DEPARTMENT DISAGREES WITH THIS ASSESSMENT ABOUT THE MIGRATION AND AS CURRENTLY PROPOSED THE MIGRATION MEASURES INTEND TO PROTECT

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CONVERSATIONAL.

CONSERVATIONAL AREAS ARE NOT ADEQUATE TO ENSURE SENSITIVE SPECIES, INCLUDING THE GUTS.

CATCHER WILL CONCLUDE, CONTINUE TO BE SUPPORTED WITHIN THE PROJECT SITE.

THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THE PROPOSED MIGRATION TO MIGRATE BIOLOGICAL IMPACTS BEFORE THE PROJECT IS APPROVED.

AND PLEASE DON'T BELIEVE THE FALSE CLAIMS THAT OIL IS NOT HAZARDOUS.

THE PETROLEUM EXCLUSION UNDER THE SUPER FUN LAW SITE LAST NIGHT, AS A REASON WHY OIL CONTAMINATION IS SUPPOSEDLY SAFE, HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OIL BEING HAZARDOUS OR NOT OIL CONTAMINATION AND POLLUTION IS NOT SAFE.

AND IT'S HAZARDOUS PUBLIC HEALTH HEALTH.

ALTHOUGH OUR EFFORTS TO REQUEST THE ABILITY TO ABILITY OF PROJECT OPPONENTS, TO APPEAR VIRTUALLY WHICH PRIVILEGE WAS AFFORDED TO THE APPLICANT AND NOT PROVIDE IT TO US.

AND ALTHOUGH WE ARE INSTRUCTED, WE CAN NOT PLAY VIDEO.

ANOTHER PRIVILEGE THAT WAS AFFORDED TO THE APPLICANT.

THERE ARE OVER A HUNDRED LA HARBOR RESIDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE CITY OF THE HARBOR, WHICH YOU WILL HEAR FROM TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS PROJECT IS BAD FROM LAHABRA.

WE HOPE YOU LISTEN TO YOUR RESIDENTS, CONCERNS AND FOCUS ON THE FACTS WHEN DELIVERING OVER THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANKS FOR TAKING YOUR TIME.

I WANT EVERYONE TO LISTEN CLOSELY BECAUSE WHAT WE'VE SEEN BY IS A PATTERN.

OH, I'M SORRY.

OKAY.

HI, MY NAME IS MARY BELL LOPEZ.

OKAY.

I WANT EVERYONE TO LISTEN CLOSELY BECAUSE WHAT WE'VE SEEN BY LENORE IS A PATTERN OF DECEPTION TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

AND SHE, THE PEOPLE OF LAHABRA.

LET ME ELABORATE.

THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT.

SO THIS FLYER BEEN GOING AROUND SAYING THERE'S 10,000 LA HARBOR RESIDENTS SUPPORTING THE RANCHO LA HOMBRE PROJECT, BUT REALLY THOSE 10,000 PEOPLE SHOULD BE THOUGHT OF AS SAVE LA HARBOR SUPPORTERS.

WHY THERE'S FIVE REASONS, LENORE'S OPINION POLL THEIR SIGNATURE GATHERERS, THEIR ADVERTISEMENTS, THEIR FORGERIES, AND THEIR VIDEO.

NUMBER ONE, THE NARS OPINION POLL WAS OUTRIGHT DECEPTIVE.

WHAT IS RELEVANT HERE IS THE SIGNERS THOUGHT THESE FORUMS WERE FOR SAVE LAHABRA BECAUSE LENORE ONLY WROTE ABOUT OUR MESSAGE POINTS LIKE OPEN SPACE, TRAFFIC, MITIGATIONS SCHOOLS, NOT A SINGLE MENTION OF BUILDING HOUSES.

WHY? BECAUSE THEY WANTED FOLKS TO THINK THEY WERE TALKING TO SAVE LAHABRA.

SO THE VERY DESIGN OF THEIR OPINION, POLL AND RESPONSE CARDS LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE OUR SUPPORTERS.

NUMBER TWO, THEY HAD PAID SIGNATURE GATHERS IN THE FIELD, VERBALLY RECRUITING PEOPLE WITHOUT RIGHT DECEPTION, QUIT SMOKING WEED AND ALL THAT.

WE SHOULD HAVE THAT OPTION INSTEAD OF SMOKING CIGARETTES.

I THINK I STARTED THAT ONE AS WELL.

UNFORTUNATELY, I'M FROM UMBRA.

I AM FROM TOOK A GOLF COURSE.

YOU DON'T TURN THE GOLF COURSE DOWN AND PUT HIGH DENSITY HOUSING.

ARE YOU DOING THE JAPAN? NO, BUT THIS ONE'S FOR MORE OF THE THINGS I SIGN THIS.

I SAW THIS ONE EARLIER.

IT'S FOR THE GOLF COURSE.

YEAH.

ALL RIGHT.

IT'S FOR THE BUILDING PROJECT.

SO YOU'RE RIGHT THERE.

I SUPPORT RANCHO.

SO THEY'RE TELLING YOU THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT IT IS, RIGHT? YEAH.

THEY CAUGHT ME AT WALMART TOO.

IT'S FUCKING CRAZY.

YEAH.

I GOT TO TELL PEOPLE THAT'S FOR THE PLUGS THAT'S FOR THE PROJECT.

YEAH, REALLY WEIRD.

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MY GUY TOLD ME WAS NOT YOU.

NO, THAT'S FOR THE PROJECT.

THAT'S CRAZY.

BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE ISSUES ARE JACKING THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THERE'S NO MIRROR.

THAT IS WEIRD.

SO WHAT THE SIGNATURE GATHERER THOUGHT WAS THAT IF I MANOR UP TO, I REALLY COULDN'T HEAR THAT.

OH, YOU KIND OF SUMMARIZE NAVY WHAT THEY SAID.

SURE.

OKAY.

SO THE SIGNATURE GATHERER ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT HE WAS GATHERING SIGNATURES FOR THE PR, UM, FOR, UM, LET'S SEE, HE, HE THOUGHT HE WAS GATHERING SIGNATURES AGAINST THE PROJECT.

CAUSE THAT'S WHAT HE WAS SAYING.

HE WAS SAYING, CAN YOU SIGN? UM, SO THEY DON'T TEAR DOWN THE GOLF COURSE AND PUT HIGH DENSITY HOUSING.

UM, AND THEN HE'S HE WAS SAYING THAT, UM, EVEN THOUGH OUR, THE PERSON THAT HE WAS TRYING TO RECRUIT SAID, WAIT, BUT IT SAYS IT'S FOR RANCHO LAHABRA THE GUY GOES, BUT MY GUY TOLD ME IT WAS AGAINST RANCHO LA HARBOR.

THAT'S CRAZY.

I HAVE TO TELL THEM THE OPPOSITE.

SO THAT'S EX THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.

IT WAS KIND OF GETTING AT, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

OKAY.

NUMBER THREE, THEIR ADVERTISEMENTS AND MAILERS AND MESSAGING FOCUS ON OPEN SPACE RATHER THAN HOUSING.

AGAIN, THESE ARE OUR MESSAGE POINTS.

SO YOU'LL HEAR FROM MANY FOLKS TONIGHT THAT HAVE BEEN CONFUSED BY THE MAILERS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT OUT BY LENORE AND THE LAND OWNER.

OH, ACTUALLY THEY HAVEN'T BEEN SENT OUT BY LAW OR LENNON DONOR, BUT THEY HAVE LIKE ORGANIZATIONS, LIKE LAST WEEK, THERE WAS ONE THAT SAYS IT'S FROM VOTE NOW, BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHO THEY ARE.

OUR ATTORNEY CAN'T FIND THEIR LISTING.

SO THIS IS THE THING, LIKE WHY ARE THEY HAVING TO RESORT TO TRICKERY AND DECEPTION? WHY CAN'T THEY GIVE THEIR OWN MESSAGE? WHICH IS IF THEY THINK THAT THE MAJORITY OF LAHABRA VOTERS SUPPORT THE PROJECT, HOW COME THEY'RE NOT PROUDLY PUTTING THEIR NAME LENORE ON THEIR MAILERS, TALKING ABOUT HOUSING AND TALKING ABOUT BUILDING.

IF, WHY, WHY AREN'T THEY DOING THAT? MAYBE BECAUSE THEY THINK, OR MAYBE BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T SUPPORT THIS AND YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT TOO.

AND THEN NUMBER FOUR, THEY OUTRIGHT DECEIVED YOU.

THE COUNCIL WITH THEIR SUBMISSIONS, THEIR SUPPORTERS LIST INCLUDED ALL THE SABLE HARBOR FOUNDERS, INCLUDING MYSELF.

MY SIGNATURE WAS FORGED IN MY ADDRESS WAS IN THOSE PETITIONS AS WELL, AS WELL AS LIKE COUNCILMAN COUNCIL MEMBER MEDRANO'S DAUGHTER, AS WELL AS COUNCIL MEMBER, ESPINOSA'S HOUSE AND A BUNCH OF HOUSES ON HER STREET AND A PARK ON HER STREET, THEY'RE ALL COMPLETELY FAKE.

AND IN SOME CASES, FORGERIES, AND WHEN WE CHECKED A SMALL SAMPLE OF SIGNATURES, JUST IN OUR COMMUNITY, JUST IN WESTRIDGE, LISTEN TO THIS 98% OF THE SIGNATURES WERE EITHER FORGERIES MADE UP HOUSE NUMBERS OR STREETS IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH PEOPLE THAT DON'T LIVE IN THOSE HOUSES.

SO I REMEMBER AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING ONE OF THE PLANNING COMMISSIONERS BROUGHT IT UP ABOUT HOW THEY WANTED THESE PETITIONS TO BE VERIFIED.

LENORA'S HAD FOUR WEEKS TO DO FURTHER CHECKING, BUT THEY HAVEN'T DONE THAT LAST NIGHT UNDER QUESTIONING.

THEY STILL FAILED TO DO THAT.

MAYBE THEY THOUGHT NO ONE WAS GOING TO CHECK, BUT THEY WERE WRONG.

SOON.

YOU WILL HEAR FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WILL TESTIFY TO THE COUNSEL ON THIS FACT.

AND I'VE ENCLOSED COPIES OF THESE FRAUD PETITIONS FOR YOU TO LOOK AT AS WELL AS A FEW OTHER EXAMPLES THAT REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SCRUTINY.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE BONNIE CLYDE LIVING IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND IN ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD THERE'S JACK DANIELS AND TINKER TALL AMONGST THEM.

SO IT SEEMS LIKE LENORE WAS JUST SO DESPERATE TO COME UP WITH THESE 10,000 SUPPORTERS AND THEY COULDN'T FIND THEM.

SO THEY JUST MADE THEM UP.

NUMBER FIVE.

ANOTHER THING IS THAT THEY PUT TOGETHER A VIDEO OF THEIR SO CALLED SUPPORTERS.

MANY WHO ARE STANDING IN THE SAME CONFERENCE ROOM WITH A GLASS PANE, PROBABLY COACHED WHERE THEY ALL TOLD THE FACTS.

WE'RE NOT SURE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO TESTIFY ON VIDEO, BUT YET THEY WERE ALLOWED TO TESTIFY OUR VIDEO.

AND OUR FOLKS WAITED OUTSIDE YESTERDAY FOR FOUR HOURS IN THE COLD.

WE COULDN'T EVEN GET ANY WORD IN EDGE WISE, BUT GOOD NEWS IS THAT THEY'RE HERE TODAY, LIVE AND IN PERSON AND YOU'LL KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND THEY WILL.

THEY KNOW THE FACTS WELL.

SO HOW CAN WITH A STRAIGHT FACE TESTIFY BY THAT THERE'S INTEGRITY

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WOVEN THROUGHOUT THIS PROJECT, AT LEAST WITH RESPECT TO REPRESENTING THE SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY.

IT SHOULD BE CLEAR TO YOU THAT THERE IS AT THE VERY LEAST LACK OF INTEGRITY INVOLVED.

YOU SHOULD TRUST NONE OF THESE SUPPORTERS NUMBERS.

AND IN FACT, YOU SHOULD THINK OF THAT BIG BOX OF LETTERS OUT THERE AS SUPPORTERS FOR SAVE LAHABRA.

INSTEAD LYNNORA COULD HAVE THE BEST DOG AND PONY SHOW IN THE WORLD WITH SLIDES, POWERPOINT, FANCY GRAPHICS, VIDEO.

WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT.

AND NONE OF, BUT WE CAN'T CHANGE THAT.

THEY HAVE DECEPTION, TRICKERY AND OUTRIGHT, OUTRIGHT FRAUD WITH THESE FACTS IN MIND.

HOW CAN YOU TRUST ANYTHING? THE DEVELOPER IS TELLING YOU? SO IF YOU HAD, IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME HERE IN CITY COUNCIL.

IF YOU WOULD HAVE ASKED ME THREE YEARS AGO, IF I'D BE HERE SPEAKING AT THE CITY COUNCIL, HEARING LIKE THIS, I WOULD HAVE SAID NO WAY, BUT NOW I'M HERE REPRESENTING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO FEEL THE SAME WAY.

MAYBE THEY DON'T WANT TO STAND UP HERE AND TALK, OR MAYBE THEY DON'T FEEL SAFE TO TALK IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.

CAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH.

I DON'T REALLY NEED TO TALK ABOUT ALL THIS TOXIC SOIL, OVERWHELMING TRAFFIC LOSS OF OPEN SPACE, BECAUSE WE'VE HEARD THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THE MESSAGE IS LOUD AND CLEAR, BUT WHAT I HOPE TO APPEAL TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS TODAY IS YOU GUYS TOOK YOUR POSITION AS COUNCIL MEMBER AND YOU DID IT ALL BECAUSE OF A LOVE FOR OUR CITY AND AS A WAY TO ACT AS A VOICE FOR OUR CITIZENS.

AND RIGHT NOW YOUR ARE TELLING YOU ONE THING LAHABRA IS A CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY.

MANY OF US HAVE BUILT OUR LIVES HERE AND PLAN TO RETIRE HERE AS WELL.

I KNOW ALL OF YOU HAVE LIVED IN OUR CITY FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND HAVE STRONG ROOTS IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND YOUR DECISIONS TODAY WILL AFFECT YOUR FAMILIES AND FUTURE GENERATIONS AS WELL.

BECAUSE WHAT SAVE LA HARBOR HAS DONE IS TO BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN FORCE TO HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST ONE NEIGHBORHOOD, THE ENTIRE CITY, THE ISSUES WE BROUGHT FORTH RESONATED WITH THE YOUNG AND OLD NEWCOMERS TO THE CITY, AS WELL AS LIFELONG.

THE HOBBINS AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY, SAW HOW OUR CITY IS BEING OVERTAKEN WITH HOUSING, BUILT ON EVERY PATCH OF LAND.

WE HAVE LEFT TO THE POINT THAT OUR CITY IS BECOMING UNRECOGNIZABLE.

AND THAT'S WHY SAVE LAHABRA HAS TAKEN OFF THE WAY IT HAS.

NONE OF YOU COULD IGNORE THAT FACT IF VOTING NO WOULD ONLY BENEFIT A SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

I'D SAY THAT'S THE WRONG THING TO DO.

BUT IF THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF CITIZENS IN THE HARBOR ARE ALL VOICING THE SAME CONCERNS, NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE IN LAHABRA THEN I ASK YOU TO LOOK DEEP INTO YOUR HEART AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE MAJORITY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

I BELIEVE YOU'RE ALL HERE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT FOR A REASON TO SERVE OUR CITY AND YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

WELL, LENORA'S GOING WILLING TO GO TO ANY MEANS TO GET YOUR VOTE.

THEY'RE CALLING US BULLIES.

THEY'RE SAYING WE'RE THREATENING.

REALLY? YOU GUYS KNOW ALL OF US, YOU KNOW US VERY WELL AND YOU KNOW, OUR INTEGRITY, WE'RE ALL HERE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

NOT LIKE LENORE.

WHO'S GOING TO FINISH THEIR PROJECT, TAKE THEIR PROFITS AND SAY ADIOS LAHABRA.

AND NOW THAT IT'S EXPOSED THAT THEY WILL EVEN RESORT TO FRAUD JUST TO GET YOUR VOTE.

OH, WELL THEY MADE THEIR BED.

THEY HAVE TO LAY IN IT.

NOW THE POLLS WILL TELL US THE TRUE NUMBER OF SUPPORTERS FOR AND AGAINST THIS PROJECT WE ASK THAT YOU DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE WITH INTEGRITY AND HONOR AND VOTE.

NO GOOD EVENING.

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS SMITHA.

I WILL NOT GO WHAT'S NAME AGAIN.

UH SMITHA THANK YOU.

I WILL NOT GO INTO THE NUMEROUS REASONS WHY I DO NOT AGREE WITH THE DEVELOPER'S PROPOSITIONS LIKE MANY OTHERS BEFORE AND AFTER ME THAT IS ALREADY BEING DISCUSSED.

INSTEAD, I WANT TO GO INTO A MORE PERSONAL REASON.

I LIKE MANY OTHERS, EVEN SOME

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OF YOU WITHIN THE CITY COUNCIL HAD MY SIGNATURE AND IDENTITY DEFRAUDED.

HOW CAN WE TRUST A DEVELOPER WHO IS WILLING TO GO TO SUCH LENGTHS AND USING MISGUIDING TACTICS TO SHOW THAT THEY HAVE SUPPORT, WHICH ESPECIALLY, AT LEAST IN MY CASE IS NOT TRUE ALREADY WITH THE DEVELOPMENTS ON BEACH AND IMPERIAL TRAFFIC AND NOISE HAVE WORSENED.

WHAT USED TO BE A QUIET AND PEACEFUL CITY IS NOW SLOWLY TURNING INTO QUITE THE OPPOSITE.

THERE'S ENOUGH AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LAHABRA AND OUR NEIGHBORING CITIES ALREADY, PLEASE, THERE IS NO NEED TO APPROVE MORE DEVELOPMENT.

INSTEAD LET'S MAINTAIN THE BEAUTY AND THE GENDER THAT LA HARBOR IS.

AND ESPECIALLY LET'S NOT SUPPORT AN OUT OF CITY DEVELOPER WHO IS CLAIMING THE IDENTITIES OF OUR COUNTLESS CITIZENS AS PART OF THEIR SELF SERVING PROPOSITIONS.

THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE EVENING.

YOU HONORABLE MAYOR MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

MY NAME IS ALAN MACDONALD.

I'VE BEEN A RESIDENT HERE FOR IN LAHABRA FOR 20 YEARS.

I PUBLISH A SMALL MAGAZINE THAT GOES TO DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AROUND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES IS HERE IN, UH, IN LAHABRA.

UM, IT'S A SMALL READERSHIP AROUND 700 PEOPLE, BUT, UH, MY POINT AND WHY I'M TELLING YOU THIS IS THAT, UM, I'M, I'M, I'M PROBABLY MORE IN TUNE WITH THESE PEOPLE THAN YOU ARE BECAUSE I'M CLOSER TO THEM.

AND I CAN TELL YOU FIRSTHAND, I KNOW THE TEMPERATURE.

I KNOW HOW THE PEOPLE FEEL.

THESE ARE CITIZENS OF LAHABRA.

AND UM, I CAN TELL YOU THAT MOST PEOPLE THAT, THAT I HAVE COMMUNICATED WITH OPPOSE RANCHO LAHABRA, THEY ALL HAVE VARIETY OF REASONS WHY, UM, ONE OF THEM, AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION.

A LOT OF PEOPLE CAME HERE TO THE HARBOR BECAUSE THEY WERE, THEY WERE COMING TO A SMALLER COMMUNITY, A SMALLER, A PLACE WHERE HAD, WAS MORE OF A TOWN MENTALITY RATHER THAN THE BIG CITY.

THEY CAME HERE TO GET AWAY FROM TRAFFIC, DIFFICULTY, FINDING PARKING LONG LINES.

THEY LIKED THE CHARM OF THE TOWN, THE FESTIVALS.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, I, I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER THAT LAHABRA AND IN RECENT YEARS I'VE BEEN SEEING THAT CHANGE.

I SEE A LOT OF OVERDEVELOPMENT EVERYWHERE.

I LOOK, I SEE MORE MULTILEVEL HOUSING BUILDINGS GOING UP AND WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING IS WHERE ARE WE GOING TO PUT ALL THESE PEOPLE? UM, THIS IS, YEAH, IT'S A GREAT, IT'S, IT'S A GREAT DEAL FOR THE ECONOMY OF THE, OF THE CITY.

UM, IT'S GREAT FOR THE MERCHANTS.

UM, BUT IT'S HORRIBLE FOR THE PEOPLE.

AND I WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU, YOU KNOW, THE PEOPLE, THEY REALLY DON'T CARE ABOUT THE GENERAL FUND.

THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT REVENUE.

THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT FISCAL OPPORTUNITIES.

WHAT THEY CARE ABOUT IS QUALITY OF LIFE.

WHAT THEY CARE ABOUT IS SAFETY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AN EASY WAY OF LIFE, SUCH AS PARKING, HOW TO GET TO WORK ON TIME, NOT HAVING TO WAIT IN LONG LINES, LONG WAITS AT A RESTAURANT TO GET A TABLE.

THESE ARE THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF, OF DENSITY, POPULATION, HIGH DENSITY POPULATION.

NOW IN, IN, IN THE, IN THE TIME THAT I'VE LIVED HERE IN LAHABRA, I'VE SEEN THE CHANGE ALREADY.

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AND YOU KNOW, IT USED TO TAKE ME 30 MINUTES TO GET TO WORK.

IT NOW TAKES ME 45 AND THAT'S PURELY BECAUSE OF INCREASING TRAFFIC LAMBERT, JUST TO GET TO THE 57 FREEWAY IN THE MORNING.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S TRYING TO GET OUT OF, OUT OF A COMMUNITY HERE ON LAMBERT DURING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, YOU'RE TAKING YOUR LIFE IN YOUR OWN HANDS.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'M TELLING YOU THAT THE TEMPERATURE OF THE PEOPLE IS THEY LIKE THE CHARM OF THE CITY THAT THE CITY HAD, AND IT'S SLOWLY BEING ERODED WITH OVERDEVELOPMENT.

AND YOU KNOW, THIS, THIS DEAL IS GREAT FOR THE DEVELOPER.

IT'S GREAT FOR THE ECONOMY OF THE CITY.

AND YOU KNOW, IT'S, YOU KNOW, THE $1.5 MILLION.

YEAH, OF COURSE.

YEAH.

AND THEN ALL THE TAXES AND THE REVENUE.

YEAH.

GREAT.

BUT REMEMBER THAT IT'S THE CITIZENS THAT VOTED FOR YOU TO BE AN OFFICE AND THEY WANT YOU TO PRESERVE A QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THEM, NOT TAKE IT AWAY.

PEOPLE CAME HERE TO GET AWAY FROM THE BIG CITY, FROM THE HIGH TRAFFIC, FROM, FROM, FROM THE POPULATION AND YOU'RE FORCING IT ON THEM.

UM, ALL I CAN SAY IS THIS IS, YOU KNOW, UM, IT'S, YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY, YOU KNOW, I'M SORRY, ONE MORE THING.

I HEAR THIS A LOT.

PEOPLE SAYING IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

RANCHO MIRAGE IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

THIS IS, THIS IS A BIG DOG AND PONY SHOW.

CITY COUNCIL WANTS THIS DEAL TO GO.

THE CITIZENS REALLY DON'T MATTER.

THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE TELL ME.

YOU CAN'T FIGHT CITY HALL.

YOU'VE HEARD THAT.

WE'VE ALL HEARD.

THAT'S AN OLD THING.

WELL, THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING RIGHT NOW.

PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME, YOU CAN GO THERE AND TALK.

THAT'S NOT GONNA MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE.

THAT DEAL IS GOING TO GO.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT WE WANT.

IT'S ABOUT THE GENERAL FUND AND REVENUE MONEY DRIVES THE WORLD.

SO WHAT I'M ASKING YOU TO DO IS PUT ON YOUR HAT OF INTEGRITY AND REMEMBER THE PEOPLE.

YEAH, THIS, THIS IS GREAT FOR THE MERCHANTS.

IT'S GREAT FOR COMMERCE, LOTS OF PEOPLE.

YEAH.

LET'S FILL THE CITY, BUT IT'S NOT GOOD FOR THE QUALITY OF PEOPLE AND, AND AL AND ALSO SOMETHING THAT I NEVER SEE ANYBODY TALK ABOUT IS NOISE, NOISE, UM, UH, NOISE POLLUTION, YOU KNOW, JUST THE NOISE POLLUTION IS ALREADY THROUGH THE ROOF.

HERE.

WE HAVE, WE HAVE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, BUT YOU KNOW, CARS WERE ILLEGAL, MODIFIED, EXHAUST THAT THEY'RE JUST RIDICULOUSLY LOUD.

I CAN HEAR THEM FROM TWO MILES AWAY.

PEOPLE CAN'T SLEEP AT NIGHT.

IF YOU LIVE CLOSE TO THE STREET AND NOTHING'S BEING DONE ABOUT THAT, THIS CITY'S GOVERNMENT IS DOING NOTHING ABOUT NOISE POLLUTION.

IT'S NOT ENFORCING THE EMISSIONS LAWS, BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO OFF ON A TANGENT THERE, BUT YOU KNOW, NOISE POLLUTION IS ONE OF THE THINGS AND, AND NOT, NOT JUST NOISE POLLUTION, BUT POLLUTION OVERALL, WHEN YOU HAVE HIGH DENSITY POPULATION.

SO PEOPLE WANT WHAT PEOPLE WANT, IF THEY WANT, THEY WANT TO LIVE IN A CITY THAT IS SAFE.

A CITY THAT IS CLEAN.

THEY WANT TO LIVE IN A CITY WHERE THEY CAN GO TO THE STORE AND FIND PARKING AND NOT HAVE TO WAIT IN LINES.

PEOPLE HERE CARE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF LIFE.

AND I HOPE THAT YOU WILL TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION TONIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

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GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

MY NAME IS SALT MILNER HISTORY, A PROUD AMERICAN AND A LA HARBOR CITIZEN.

UH, LAST NIGHTS ARE REDUNDANT AND REPETITIVE LECTURE, UH, WAS ENDLESS.

SO I'M HAPPY TO SEE YOU ALL HERE AGAIN.

AND I KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT ENDLESS LECTURES.

I STUDIED ECONOMICS AT USC.

UM, I'M GOING TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE BASED ON, UM, UH, SOME THINGS THAT I'VE SEEN PERSONALLY.

I'M A PRIVATE PILOT AND I'VE SEEN LAHABRA, I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE WHAT HARBOR FROM THE GROUND, AS WELL AS FROM THE AIR.

UH, THE GOLF COURSE OF THE OPEN SPACE THAT WE HAVE IN LAHABRA IS INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE FROM THE AIR AND FROM THE GROUND ITSELF.

UM, LAST NIGHT YOU HAD A LOT OF, UH, TALK ABOUT THE, UH, LYNN, OUR BUILDING, THE CROWN JEWEL OF LAHABRA.

I CAN SAY THAT THE CROWN JEWEL OF LAHABRA IS THE OPEN SPACE, THE GOLF COURSE ITSELF, IT'S NOT NEW HOUSES OR NEW CONSTRUCTION, UH, CITY COUNCIL.

I THINK ALSO THE LAST I'D HEARD OR KNOWS FIRSTHAND OF HOW SIGNATURES ARE FORGED.

MY WIFE THAT JUST SPOKE MOMENTS AGO ALSO HAD HER SIGNATURE FORGED.

WHEN I SAW HER SIGNATURE ON THAT ROSTER, I WAS SHOCKED.

THERE WAS NO WAY THAT SHE COULD HAVE SUPPORTED THIS PROJECT, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE OF HER.

SO THE ONLY ANSWER IS FRAUD.

I JUST HAVE ONE THING TO ADD TO THIS COUNCIL.

IF YOU KNEW THERE WAS RAMPANT VOTER FRAUD, WOULD YOU NOT INVESTIGATE THAT ISSUE OR THROW OUT THE RESULTS? AND SO HERE YOU HAD LAST NIGHT, LINDA ARE PRESENT SO MANY SUPPORTING SIGNATURES AND LETTERS, AS THEY SAY, BUT TURNS OUT THAT A LOT OF THEM ARE FORGED OR FRAUD AS IT HAS AFFECTED ME PERSONALLY, AND MY FAMILY PERSONALLY, AND SOME OF YOU.

SO I URGE YOU TO THROW OUT THE SUPPORT LETTERS AND MAKE THIS, MAKE THIS DECISION BASED ON WHAT YOU SEE NOW AND WHAT YOU HEAR NOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ARE WE READY? HI, MY NAME IS CHRISTINE COOK.

I'M SURE YOU'RE PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH ME.

I'VE BEEN PRETTY ACTIVE FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS.

I'M ALSO SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY MOTHER AND FATHER DUE TO THEIR AGE.

IT'S NOT REALLY SAFE FOR THEM TO BE WAITING OUTSIDE FOR HOURS TO SPEAK.

WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE RANCHO LA HABRA RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT 1400 SOUTH LA HARBOR HILLS DRIVE.

WE ARE OPPOSED TO THE FOLLOWING CHANGE IN LAND USE DESIGNATION, ADOPTION OF THE RANCHO LA HARBOR SPECIFIC PLAN, AND THEN THE AMENDMENTS, ANY ZONE CHANGES, DESIGN REVIEWS, AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS.

THERE ARE NUMEROUS ISSUES IDENTIFIED WITH THE THREE CIRCULATED EIRS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT.

ONE THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT WASN'T ON MY ORIGINAL SPEECH WAS THE FRAUD.

UM, WHEN THOSE SUPPORT LETTERS CAME OUT, WE WERE EXTREMELY CONFUSED AND SURPRISED BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM.

NOWHERE.

HAS THERE BEEN A LOT OF SUPPORT IN THE HOMBRE FOR THIS PROJECT? SO MARIBEL AND I READ THROUGH THE NINE SECTIONS OF 558 PAGES, EACH SECTION, AND DISCOVERED THE SAME NAMES AND ADDRESSES IN THE, UH, WHAT DO YOU CALL IT, HANDWRITING OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

AND THEN WE REALIZED IN SECTION NINE, TONS OF WESTBRIDGE, UM, SUPPORTERS THAT WEREN'T TRUE.

AND THEN WHEN WE WERE APPROACHED AT EITHER SPROUTS OR WALMART, WE WERE TOLD WE WERE SIGNING IN THE FACT THAT WE WERE KEEPING THE GOLF COURSE.

SO I WANT THIS TO BE VERY

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CLEAR THAT IT IS CRAP, THESE LETTERS THAT ARE IN SUPPORT BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT, AND THEY SHOULDN'T BE ON THE RECORD.

IT SHOULDN'T BE ON THE DETAILED, UM, CITY COUNCIL, UH, AGENDA THAT YOU HAVE.

IT SAYS IN THE DETAILED AGENDA, THAT THERE'S 6,000 LETTERS OF SUPPORT, AND IT'S JUST NOT TRUE.

PERHAPS IT'S MORE TRUE.

WHAT'S REFLECTED IN THE LAHABRA, UM, BUSINESS JOURNAL.

I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT SOME OTHER THINGS.

FIRST OF ALL, BEING A QUALITY OF LIFE, IT WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY DIMINISHED OVER THE NEXT SIX YEARS FOR MOST OF THE RESIDENTS OF LAHABRA WE IN LAHABRA, WE DON'T WANT TO HEAR, WE DON'T WANT TO SEE, WE DON'T WANT TO SMELL ALL THE POLLUTION FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS OF SITE GRADING AND PREPARATION OF THE SOIL.

WE ALSO DON'T WANT TO HEAR AND SEE AND BE REROUTED FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION.

I WORK FROM HOME AS I HAVE FOR ABOUT EIGHT YEARS.

I CANNOT IMAGINE LISTENING TO DAILY CONSTRUCTION, BEEPING, HAMMERING, THOSE BACKUP TRUCK NOISES.

UM, THE ANNOYING GRINDING SOUNDS FOR SIX YEARS AND SIX DAYS A WEEK, THEY CAN BASICALLY WORK FROM SUNRISE TO SUNDOWN.

WHAT IS THAT GOING TO BE LIKE? UM, I'VE CHOSEN TO LIVE IN A LESS DENSE, CLEANER, SMALLER, SUBURBAN AREA FOR A REASON.

I DROVE TO VERNON FOR 20 YEARS AND COMMERCE.

I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE.

AND, AND, AND I CHOSE TO LIVE HERE FOR THAT REASON, CAUSE IT'S QUIETER, SMALLER, NICER.

UM, THE, THE NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL SIGNIFICANTLY POLLUTE THE AIR WITH TRAFFIC.

THERE'LL BE TRAFFIC CONSTRUCTION, DIESEL EXHAUST, AND THESE ODORS WILL FILL THE AIR FROM THE UNDERGROUND METHANE FUEL AND OTHER BIOLOGY IN THE SOIL.

WESTBRIDGE IS ALSO A LITTLE HIGHER AND THEREFORE THE WIND BLOWS A LOT AND THINGS MOVE AROUND.

THIS WILL AFFECT US SIMPLE THINGS.

I LIKE TO GARDEN IN MY YARD.

WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THAT? I DON'T KNOW.

WILL IT BE SAFE ME TO EAT MY VEGETABLES? I DON'T KNOW.

I DOUBT IT.

UM, I PURCHASED A WHOLE HOUSE FAN TO COOL MY HOUSE A LITTLE BIT MORE NATURALLY THAN JUST RUNNING AN AIR CONDITIONER.

WELL, I JUST BE SUCKING IN DUST.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ALL THE BIRDS THAT SINGLE DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, BECAUSE WE'LL BE DESTROYING THEIR HABITAT, THAT THE ASSOCIATION HAS BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO PROTECT FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS PERSONALLY.

UM, I LIVE ALONG BEACH BOULEVARD AND WE'VE ENJOYED THE BREEZE AND IT'S JUST NICE.

I HAVE A POOL I ENJOY, I DON'T THINK I'LL BE ABLE TO DO THAT FOR SIX YEARS.

IT'S ALSO VERY LOUD TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH.

IF YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A BEDROOM WINDOW ALONG BEACH BOULEVARD, THAT'S SOMETHING THEY DON'T TELL YOU.

YOU DON'T GO.

AND PROBABLY BEFORE YOU BUY A HOME, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GO LAY IN THE BEDROOM AT NIGHT IN THE DARK AND LISTEN TO SEE IF YOU CAN HEAR A BUNCH OF TRAFFIC BECAUSE WE CAN, MMM.

NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO LOSING THE THIRD ENTRANCE TO WESTRIDGE ON LAHABRA HILLS DRIVE FOR SIX YEARS, THERE'S ALREADY A LOT OF TRAFFIC ON BEACH BOULEVARD.

AND THAT CUT THROUGH IS REALLY NICE.

IT SAVES PEOPLE TIME AND IT KEEPS TRAFFIC OFF THE ROADS, BUT WE'LL BE FORCED ON THE BEACH BOULEVARD IN IDAHO ADDING ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC.

WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE THE GOLF COURSE REMOVED.

WE LIKE OUR QUIET LIFE IN LAHABRA.

WE DON'T WANT LENORE TO COME IN AND GET AWAY WITH DESTROYING THE NATURAL WILDLIFE AND GETTING RID OF THE EXISTING DEED RESTRICTIONS THAT CURRENTLY EXIST.

THEY'RE THERE FOR A REASON.

THEY'RE THERE TO PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES RIGHT NOW DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE OUR OPEN SPACE.

IT REALLY HAS HELPED THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN, IN, IN BAD TIMES, GOLFERS WERE ALSO ABLE TO ENJOY THE OUTDOORS.

IF LANARK CONSTRUCTS HOMES FOR SIX YEARS, WE WILL HAVE LITTLE QUALITY OF LIFE AS RETIREES AND OTHERS WORKING FROM HOME.

I KNOW THIS BY EXPERIENCE BECAUSE I LIVED IN WEST HILLS OFF OF IDAHO, WHEN WESTBRIDGE WAS BUILT, IT WAS LOUD.

IT WAS VERY DUSTY.

I CONSTANTLY HAD RODENTS COMING INTO MY HOME.

AND IN 1999,

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IN 2000, BOTH MY NEIGHBORS AND MY DOG GOT SICK.

THEY HAD ALLERGIES IN SKIN CONDITIONS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

THEY NEEDED SHOTS, PILLS, AND CREAMS. THIS SUMMER, ONE OF MY NEIGHBORS BUILT A POOL IN HER BACKYARD AND HER DOG SUDDENLY BECAME ILL AND ALSO DIED IN LESS THAN A WEEK.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S COINCIDENCE, BUT I DON'T TRUST THE SOIL.

SAYS THEY'RE GOING TO PROVIDE THIS GREAT PARK FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY.

I UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO HAVE A FEW NICE PARKS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THIS PARK CALLED VISTA DEL VALLEY PARK ON THE WEST RIDGE SIDE OF IDAHO THAT WAS GIVEN TO US BY OUR DEVELOPER.

THAT WAS OUR LITTLE BONE THAT WE GOT IT'S AT ONE OH ONE, 1005 WEST PRISONER WAY.

AND IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO OFFER.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY AN EYESORE AND ACTUALLY TRANSIENTS GO THERE AND OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES HAPPEN THERE.

I'VE ALSO HEARD LAMAR DOESN'T WANT TO BUILD COMMERCIAL PROJECTS DUE TO THE TRAFFIC CONCERNS.

AND THUS, THEY'LL JUST BE ADDING MORE DWELLING UNITS.

INSTEAD.

I BELIEVE THEY WOULD LIKE APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOMES ALL ALONG BEACH BOULEVARD, PROBABLY FROM ARCO ALL THE WAY TO SAM'S CLUB.

AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY'RE ON THE OTHER SIDE.

ANYWAY, IT'S JUST, IT'S, IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF INCREASE IN CROWDING.

I CAN SEE THAT IN THEIR PLANNING AREA.

NUMBER TWO, UM, THESE HOMES ARE 2,600 SQUARE FEET ALL THE WAY TO 2,800 SQUARE FEET.

AND THEY'RE ONLY PROVIDING FOR TWO GARAGE SPACES.

THE HOMES IN WEST RICH HAWKS POINT WEST HILLS HAVE MOSTLY THREE GARAGE HOMES.

HOMES OF THAT SIZE HAVE MORE THAN TWO CARS IN THEM.

ALSO THE LOT SIZES ARE EXTREMELY SMALL.

THIS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A CROWDED STREET AND ALREADY COMPACT NEIGHBORHOODS.

REALLY.

YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE DESIGN REVIEW.

THEY JUST WANT TO CRAM IN AS MUCH AS THEY CAN.

UM, ANYWAY, THE BUILDING, THE CONSTRUCTION WILL FURTHER BORT BURDEN.

OUR CURRENT RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE IN LAHABRA.

LAHABRA HAD TWO DAYS OF EXTREME HEAT IN SEPTEMBER AND MANY HOMES LOST POWER FOR DAYS.

THIS IS JUST UNACCEPTABLE.

AND WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WITH AN ADDITIONAL 1100 HOMES, BECAUSE YOU ALSO HAVE TO THINK OF THE FULLERTON SIDE AND COYOTE HILLS WHEN THOSE HOMES ARE BUILT.

I NOW WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT THESE HOMES WILL NOT BE AFFORDABLE FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS.

AND I'LL EXPLAIN IN SEPTEMBER THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HAD A NEWS ARTICLE STATING THAT THE COST OF LUMBER HAD INCREASED 227% FROM APRIL TO AUGUST.

NOW, YES, THE PRICE HAS COME DOWN A LITTLE, NOT A WHOLE LOT.

AND THEN THERE'S BEEN THESE FIRES.

WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GET THIS WOOD FROM? I DON'T KNOW.

I GUESS WE'RE GOING TO GROW SOME TREES, UM, THAT INCREASE IN LUMBER INCREASED THE SA INCREASED THE PRICE OF A HOME $16,000 FOR A 1500 SQUARE FOOT HOME.

BOOM, THERE YOU GO.

ANOTHER $16,000.

ALSO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT WANTS THE CITY TO CONSIDER FORMING A COMMUNITY FACILITIES, DISTRICTS, DISTRICT KNOWN AS A C F D.

I AM UNAWARE OF ANY CFDS IN LAHABRA CURRENTLY.

I MIGHT BE WRONG, BUT I DON'T KNOW OF ANY REALLY AROUND HERE IN, IN, IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THIS PROPOSAL IS SUBJECT TO A SEPARATE DISCUSSIONARY APPROVAL PROCESS.

AND THEN IT, IT, WHAT IT'S DESIGNED TO DO IS TO FUND PUBLIC ROADS, SEWERS INFRASTRUCTURE NECESSARY FOR THE PROJECT, RENOVATIONS TO THE GOLF, UH, GOLF CLUBHOUSE IN ORDER TO CONVERT IT TO A NEW COMMUNITY CENTER, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC PARK AND TRAILS INTO FUND THAT CONTINUED ANNUAL MAINTENANCE OF THE PUBLIC PARKS COMMUNITY CENTER, PARKING PUBLIC LOT AND MEDIANS ON THE PROJECT SITE.

SO BASICALLY THEY'RE SAYING WE'RE GOING TO BUILD SOME HOMES, BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT MAKES IT ALL WORK WELL.

THAT'S GREAT.

SO THE SPECIAL ANNUAL TAX IS GOING TO BE ADDED TO ALL THE HOMEOWNERS PROPERTY TAX BILLS.

DOES, DOES ANYBODY REALIZE WHAT THAT COSTS A YEAR? IT'S GOING TO COST BETWEEN $2,220 AND $3,444

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A UNIT.

BOOM.

THERE YOU GO.

LET'S ADD THAT ONE ON, UM, THEN THERE'S ANOTHER TAX IT'S CALLED THE ANNUAL PARK TRAIL AND COMMUNITY CENTER MAINTENANCE, WHICH HAS ESTIMATED APPROXIMATELY $935 PER UNIT.

THERE YOU GO.

THAT'S AFFORDABLE.

MOST NEWLY, UH, NEWER BUILT COMMUNITIES HAVE THESE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION.

CURRENTLY HAWKS POINT RESIDENTS PAY $260 A MONTH FOR THEIR DUES.

HAWKS POINT IS A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPENSIVE, PERHAPS BECAUSE IT TOO OFFERS EXTENSIVE TRAILS FOR MILES AROUND THE HOMES THAT PEOPLE CAN USE.

IT'S PUBLIC.

MOST OF THE OTHER SURROUNDING ASSOCIATIONS ARE IN THE $200 RANGE.

SO THERE YOU GO.

THERE'S A FEW EXPENDITURES.

IN 2002, I PURCHASED MY HOME.

MY HOME WARRANTY WAS FOR 10 YEARS, TWO YEARS AGO, A FRIEND OF MINE PURCHASED HER LAND, OUR HOME IN BUCKEYE, ARIZONA, HER WARRANTY ONE YEAR, I WONDER WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET IN THESE HOMES.

DO THE MATH ON THESE ADDITIONAL COSTS TO HOME OWNERSHIP IN RANCHO LAHABRA.

IT IS NOT AFFORDABLE ALSO.

I'M SORRY, I'M TAKING A LONG TIME IN OCTOBER, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOME SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PROTECT NEARLY A THIRD OF CALIFORNIA'S LAND AND COASTAL WATERS IN HIS EFFORT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND HE'S HE, HE'S SAYING THAT THERE'S ALL THESE, YOU KNOW, WILDFIRES, IT'S ALL CLIMATE CHANGE.

AND HE'S ACTUALLY ASKING STATE AGENCIES TO PURSUE ACTIONS THAT WILL USE STATE'S LAND AND WATERS TO ABSORB CLIMATE WARMING CARBON FROM THE ATMOSPHERE.

HE WANTS TO PROTECT 30% OF THE EARTH.

HE THINKS THE STATE CAN REACH 30% GOAL BY FURTHER CONSERVATION EFFORTS ON PUBLIC LANDS.

ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA NATURAL RESOURCE AGENCY, THEY WANT TO GET PRIVATE LANDOWNERS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPROVE CONSERVATION FOR THE ROLES OF TREES, SOILS, AND WETLANDS THAT PLAY IN ABSORBING CARBON.

THINK ABOUT THAT.

WE HAVE A CHANCE TO DO SOMETHING GREAT TO KEEP TREES AND GRASS AND KEEP CLEAN AIR, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE ADDITION OF THIS WILL ALSO BLOW AWAY ALL THE OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GREENHOUSE GASES AND POLLUTION AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT.

I ALREADY SPOKE OF THE LETTERS OF SUPPORT.

THEY ARE NOT TRUE.

YOU HAVE TO LISTEN.

I KNOW IT KNOW A LOT OF YOU CAN'T LISTEN ON FACEBOOK AND YOU CAN'T BE BOTHERED.

HE CAN'T BE LISTENING TO, TO, TO TALK, BUT WE'VE BEEN OUT THERE FOR YEARS AND WE KNOW WHAT PEOPLE WANT IN LAHABRA.

I ALSO WANT TO MAKE A LITTLE RESPONSE TO THE KWAN FAMILY.

I UNDERSTAND THEIR PLIGHT, BUT I HAVE TO SAY, YOU SAY YOU HAVE LESS BUSINESS, BUT BETWEEN OCTOBER, 2017 AND MARCH OF 2018, THE GOLF COURSE SIGN ALONG BEACH BOULEVARD FELL DOWN.

I WATCHED IT, IT LAID IN THE DIRT FOR OVER A YEAR.

IT JUST LAID THERE BIG, OLD SIDE.

IT WAS NEVER RE-INSTALLED.

THEY HAVE NO PLANS AND WANTING ANYBODY TO COME TO THEIR GOLF COURSE FOR OVER 10 YEARS BEFORE 2017, THE SIGN SAID WELCOME TO THE HOMBRE WESTRIDGE GOLF CLUB, GOLF COURSE ENTRY LOCATED OFF IMPERIAL HIGHWAY AT LA HARBOR HILLS DRIVE.

I DON'T KNOW.

THEY, THEY DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THERE IS A GOLF COURSE.

THERE ALSO LAST YEAR, THE GOLF COURSE WAS NOT USING THE WATER THAT THEY SAID THEY NEEDED TO USE.

AND AS A RESULT, THE WATER TANKS BY WEST RIDGE BECAME CONTAMINATED AND THE CITY HAD TO COME IN AND DRAIN THE WATER TANKS CONTINUOUSLY USING THE WEST RIDGE FIRE HYDRANTS.

I KNOW THAT AS A FACT, I LIVED THERE.

UM, I COULD TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE EARTHQUAKE SAFETY AND

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EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT I'M NOT, YOU'VE HEARD IT ALL.

I JUST REALLY WANT YOU TO REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR CITY AND YOUR PEOPLE AND REALLY DO WHAT'S BEST.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME.

I RESPECT YOU ALL.

I RESPECT YOUR DECISIONS AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU, CHRISTINE.

DOES ANYBODY NEED A BREAK OR SHOULD WE GO ANOTHER 15 MINUTES OR SO EVERYBODY GOOD, GOOD DEAL.

MAIL BEAMISH AND COUNCIL MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS NANTONG AND MY HUSBAND AND I LIVE AT 1641 WESTERN NICHOLAS AVENUE IN LAHABRA.

WE BOUGHT A HOME FROM THE LAW 20 YEARS AGO, AND I ORIGINAL OWNERS.

I RECENTLY BECAME AWARE THAT THE STATEMENT OF SUPPORT LETTERS SUBMITTED BY THE DEVELOPER TO THE COUNSEL ON SEPTEMBER NINE, 2020 INCLUDED A RENTAL LETTER READING MY SON'S NAME AND MY ADDRESS, MY SON, DANIEL JOHN LIVES IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, AND HAS NOT BEEN IN CALI CALIFORNIA FOR THE LAST 10 MONTHS.

DO YOU DO COFFEE? HE DID NOT SIGN.

THIS FORM IS NOT HIS HANDWRITING.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT THE LABRA COUNCIL TECHNOLOGY, THE, MY SON, DANIEL, JOHN, IS NOT A SUPPORTER OF RANCHO LA HABRA, AND HE IS INFURIATED THAT SOMEONE WOULD FRAUDULENTLY SIGN HIS NAME, MY SON SANTO BDO.

SO YOU CAN HEAR FROM HIM DIRECTLY.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO CORRECT THE RECORD.

THANK YOU.

GREETINGS TO THE MAYOR AND THE HARBOR CITY COUNCIL BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION.

MY NAME IS DANIEL.

JOHN.

I AM THE SON OF GIN AND NAM, JOHN, WHO DO RESIDE AT 1641 WEST NICHOLAS AVENUE, UH, IN LAHABRA I MYSELF LIVE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

AND I'VE BEEN HERE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.

AND I'VE NOT BEEN BACK IN CALIFORNIA SINCE DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, THE PAST 10 MONTHS DUE TO COVEN.

THEREFORE, I WAS SHOCKED WHEN MY PARENTS SENT ME A LETTER OR THE STATEMENT OF SUPPORT THAT HAS MY NAME AND MY SIGNATURE FOR THE RANCHO LA HARBOR PROJECT DEVELOPED FOR LETTER HOMES AND WAS SUBMITTED TO THE HARPER CITY COUNCIL IN SEPTEMBER.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I DID NOT SIGN THIS.

I HAVE NOT BEEN IN CALIFORNIA FOR THE PAST 10 MONTHS.

UH, THIS IS MY ACTUAL SIGNATURE.

YOU CAN SEE DOES NOT MATCH THE SIGNATURE THAT WHOEVER FORGED THIS ON THIS DOCUMENT WROTE, I SAY THIS BECAUSE I WANT IT TO BE ON THE RECORD THAT I AM NOT IN SUPPORT OF THE LAHABRA RANCHO PROJECT.

I FIND THIS BEHAVIOR TO BE HIGHLY UNETHICAL AND, UM, FRAUDULENT.

AND ONCE YOU GUYS TO KNOW THAT, I DON'T THINK THE CITY SHOULD BE DEALING WITH A COMPANY THAT'S WANTING TO GO TO THIS LENGTH, LYING AND FRASER BEHAVIOR TO TRY

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TO GET THEIR PROJECT THROUGH.

SO WITH THAT, PLEASE KEEP SAFE AND HEALTHY AND GOODBYE FROM NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS CLARA CRUZ.

I'M A CITIZEN OF THE CITY OF LA HABRA.

UH, I LIVE IN THE CITY.

I CAME HERE TODAY BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT NOBODY TO COME HERE AND SAY THAT THEY ARE REPRESENTING ME OR THE LATINO COMMUNITY IN THE CITY OF LA HABRA.

I STRONGLY OPPOSE THIS DEVELOPMENT BECAUSE I WANT THE CITY TO KEEP THAT OPEN SPACE ON THAT SPACE EXISTS HABITATS OF DIFFERENT TYPES LIKE BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS.

I ALSO WANT, I DON'T WANT MORE TRAFFIC AND I DON'T WANT MORE POLLUTION.

I TALKED TO MY FAMILY MEMBERS THAT ALSO LIVE IN THE CITY OF LA HABRA.

MY NEIGHBORS, NEIGHBORS THAT LIVE IN THE CITY OF FULLERTON THAT ALSO LIVE VERY CLOSE TO THE AREA WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE DEVELOPED.

THEY DO NOT WANT THE LAND TO BE DEVELOPED EITHER.

SO I URGENTLY ASK YOU TO PLEASE STOP THIS.

NOW DON'T TELL YOURSELF TO THIS.

KEEP THE LAND OPEN SPACE, LIKE THE WAY IT IS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO HAVE THIS TIME.

I'VE MOVED TO LA HABRA 60 PLUS YEARS AGO.

COULD YOU STATE YOUR NAME? I DIDN'T HEAR IT.

I'M SO SORRY.

D L SESAR D L SESAR.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

AT THAT POINT, THERE WAS PLENTY OF OPEN SPACE.

I MEAN, WE HAD CATTLE ON IMPERIAL.

THERE WAS NO IMPERIAL.

WE HAD ORANGE GROVES ON LAMBERT.

LAMBERT WAS JUST A LITTLE ONE WAY STREET.

AND I HAVE CONTACTED YOU OVER THE YEARS BECAUSE I HAVE FELT INCREASINGLY YOU ARE DESTROYING OUR OPEN SPACES.

AND WITH THIS NEW PROJECT, YOU'LL BE DESTROYING THE MAJORITY IN ONE SPOT THAT WE HAVE, ACCORDING TO THE PAPERWORK, IT SAYS THAT LENORE CAN BUILD ONE TO EIGHT HOUSES PER ACRE.

WELL, ONCE THEY GET THIS APPROVAL, WHAT STOPS THEM FROM PUTTING EIGHT HOUSES ON AN ACRE? LAHABRA ALREADY HAS EIGHT, OVER 8,000 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE.

WELL, HARBOR'S NOT VERY BIG.

SO THAT'S A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE CRAMMED ALL TOGETHER AND THE WILDLIFE.

YES, I KNOW THEY HAVE THIS LITTLE PRESERVE AREA.

HOW ARE THEY GOING TO MAINTAIN THAT? IS THAT THE CITY ARE WE HIRING IT OUT? WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE COYOTES THAT RUN OUR STREETS DAY AND NIGHT? AND IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL AND HAVE SMALL ANIMALS, YOU WON'T HAVE THEM VERY LONG.

THE PROBLEM WILL ONLY GET WORSE WITH THE PROJECTED HOUSING AND WHO WILL BE RESPONSIBLE WHEN THE RESIDENTS OF LAHABRA AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS BECOME ILL DURING CONSTRUCTION.

AND EVEN YEARS LATER, WHO DO THEY GO TO? WHO'S GOING TO HELP SUPPORT THEM, PAY THEIR MEDICAL BILLS.

YOUR PLAN IS TO DIG UP

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WHAT HAS ALREADY BEEN CAPPED AND RECAP IT AND SINK IT DOWN 20 FEET.

WELL, WHAT IS THAT GOING TO DO THE PUBLIC? WHAT ABOUT EARTHQUAKES? YOU KNOW, WE DO HAVE EARTHQUAKES HERE.

I KNOW YOU GUYS KNOW THIS.

WHAT WILL THAT DO TO THE 20 FOOT DEPTH HOLES TO CHANGE SUBJECTS? I'M INTERESTED TO KNOW HOW MANY HOMES ARE NEEDED TO GUARANTEE THE AMOUNT OF REVENUE, NEW FUNDS THAT YOU PREDICT.

$1.2 MILLION ANNUALLY IS THE CONSTRUCTION GIVING US THAT MUCH MONEY.

ARE YOU GOING TO TAX THE REST OF US AND ALL THE NEW HOUSING TO DEATH TO GET THAT MONEY? I BELIEVE LINDAR IS GREEDY.

IT WILL BE AT THE CITIZENS EXPENSE.

AND I DO NOT FEEL THAT THEY HAVE TOLD US THE WHOLE TRUTH.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE INFLATED AMOUNTS THAT THEY HAVE ADVERTISED THAT, YOU KNOW, THE CITY IS GOING TO GET $1.2 MILLION ANNUALLY.

THEN THERE'S ANOTHER $50 MILLION GOING TO OUR SCHOOLS OVER 10 YEARS.

ARE THEY DONATING THAT MONEY TO US ALSO? OR IS AGAIN, ARE WE GOING TO BE OVERLY TAXED FOR ALL OF THIS AND TRAFFIC? ARE YOU KIDDING ME AT THE MOMENT? IT TAKES ME ALMOST FOUR FULL SIGNALS TO TRAVEL THE BEAT IN IMPERIAL INTERSECTION.

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

WE WANT MORE OPEN SPACE AS A PUBLIC CITIZENS WORKERS.

WE NEED MORE PUBLIC SPACE.

WE NEED SOMEWHERE WHERE WE CAN ACTUALLY RELAX WHEN WE GET HOME, BECAUSE HEAVEN KNOWS THAT WE FOUGHT THE TRAFFIC ALL THE WAY HOME.

AND YET I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING.

I SEE US LOSING MORE PUBLIC SPACE.

I LIVE AND DRIVE PAST OR WESTIE PARK, WHICH IS ON LAMBERT AT MARTINEZ STREET.

I HAVE SEEN A WESTIE PARK STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

IT HAS BEEN TORN UP FOR OVER A YEAR.

WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR FIXING THAT AND THESE NEW PARKS THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT DOES ARE THEY GOING TO BECOME SO DISREPAIR THAT NOBODY CAN USE THEM? CHILDREN CAN'T PLAY ON THEM.

YOU CAN'T WALK ON THEM BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT THE GROUNDS ALL TORN UP.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND NEEDLESS TO SAY, I AM NOT FOR THIS PROJECT.

WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF WHAT WE HAVE.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MANAGE? TAKING CARE OF A LOT MORE? I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

AND THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NOT GIVEN ME ANY DIRECTION TO LOOK AT THE OTHER DAY.

LENORE SAID ACTUALLY YESTERDAY, WELL, NO, HE ACTUALLY SAID IT IN SEPTEMBER, ALSO THAT AS RESIDENTS, WE ARE GREEDY AND WE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES FOR WANTING TO DENY OTHER PEOPLE, THE AMERICAN DREAM.

I'M NOT ASHAMED OF WANTING MY OPEN SPACE SO I CAN SEE AND ENJOY NATURE INSTEAD OF MORE AND MORE HOMES BEING BUILT.

I'M NOT AGAINST ANYONE FROM GOING AFTER THEIR AMERICAN DREAM, BUT I DON'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY THE COST FOR THAT.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE TO LIVE IN THE DEATH AND THE DESTRUCTION AROUND.

AND THAT WAS JUST IN THE FIRST SECTION THAT THEY DID.

I MEAN, I AM.

SO SOMEBODY SAID HER HOUSE WAS FULL OF RODENTS.

YEAH.

I'M THERE RIGHT WITH HER, WITH HER.

WE COULDN'T GET RID OF THEM BECAUSE THE MORE THEY DUG OVER HERE, THE MORE THEY CAME UP OVER THERE.

ANOTHER THING, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, COME ON, GUYS, AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR

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SINGLE MOMS, SINGLE DADS, JUST YOUNG PEOPLE STARTING OUT 500, 600,000.

THAT IS NOT AFFORDABLE.

ACCORDING TO THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, JUST 25% OF HOUSEHOLDS CAN ACTUALLY AFFORD TO PURCHASE A MEDIUM PRICED HOME IN ORANGE COUNTY.

AND LASTLY, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I LET YOU KNOW, I TAKE OFFENSE AT BEING CALLED IN A VERY NEGATIVE TONE, A PROTESTER, BECAUSE I HAPPEN TO HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN YOU.

I, A LONGTIME RESIDENT, I CARE ABOUT MY CITY AND I'VE PROBABLY LIVED HERE LONGER THAN ANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN BORN.

SO PLEASE LISTEN TO US.

WE DON'T WANT THIS.

I WAS SO THRILLED WHEN THE PLANNING COMMISSION VOTED DOWN FOUR TO ONE, THIS PROPOSITION, AND YES, I WAS ON ZOOM EVERY SINGLE NIGHT IN THAT MEETING.

SO PLEASE, THIS SHOULD BE SETTLED.

THAT WAS YOUR RECOMMENDATION FROM YOUR PLANNING COMMISSION.

I'M REALLY SORRY.

YOU CHOSE TO IGNORE THAT, BUT IT'S JUST THIS SIMPLE, DON'T TAKE AWAY WHAT LITTLE LAND WE HAVE LEFT IN CALIFORNIA BECAUSE IT'S DETRIMENTAL TO OUR HEALTH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU FOR HEARING ME OUT.

THANK YOU.

THE GATES INVITE YOU THE VIEWS.

RELAX YOU.

I'M SORRY.

CAN YOU STATE YOUR NAME PLEASE? RAFAEL GARCIA.

I LIVE ON FLOYD COURT IN WEST RIDGE.

THANK YOU.

THE GATES INVITE YOU THE VIEWS, RELAX YOU, YOUR FAMILY GREETS YOU YOUR HOME.

WELCOME TO THE SUMMIT AT WESTRIDGE CROWNING, A BEAUTIFUL HILLSIDE ABOVE THE FAMILY ORIENTATED COMMUNITY OF LAHABRA.

THE SUMMIT TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF ITS OUTSTANDING LOCATION.

BY OFFERING BREATHTAKING VESTAS AT WESTBRIDGE IS LUSH GOLF COURSE BELOW AND PANORAMAS THAT STRETCH TO THE DRAMATIC SKYLINE AND SHIMMERING CITY LIGHTS OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, JUST 20 MINUTES TO THE NORTH IN 1999, BEING MARRIED LESS THAN ONE YEAR.

MY BRIDE AND I PURCHASED A LAND.

OUR HOME IN WESTRIDGE.

OUR FIRST CHILD WAS BORN THREE MONTHS LATER YESTERDAY, LANARK STATED THEY WANTED TO BE THE PROVIDER OF HOMES TO NEW FAMILIES JUST STARTING OUT 21 YEARS AGO, WE WERE THAT FAMILY.

IT WAS MARKETED AS A GOLF COURSE, ENHANCED COMMUNITY.

THIS IS WHERE WE WANTED TO RAISE OUR YOUNG FAMILY.

MY WIFE AND I BOTH STARTED WORKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE SOLD HER MUTUAL FUNDS AND I SOLD OFF SOME OF MY PRINTING EQUIPMENT.

AND WE HAD ENOUGH FOR A DOWN PAYMENT FOR A NON GOLF COURSE VIEW BECAUSE LEONARA CHARGED A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR PREMIUM OF WHICH SOME OF MY NEIGHBORS SAVE THE ENTIRE LIVES TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY.

NOW TODAY, 20 YEARS LATER, LENORA'S BACK TRYING TO RECAPTURE THE GOLF COURSE AND ITS OPEN SPACES, WHICH ARE PROBABLY THE LEAST PROMOTED.

AND IT'S MARKETING USING THEIR MONEY AND INFLUENCE TO REZONE THE AREA AGAINST THE WILL OF THE LAW OF THE RESIDENCE OF LIBRE.

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LENORE HAS DONE A LOT OF WORK, BUT IT NEVER ASKED THE PEOPLE OF LAHABRA OR ITS PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS OF 20 YEARS.

IF IS THIS WHAT WE WANTED? INSTEAD, I FEEL THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARDS LAHABRA WAS HOW LUCKY WE ARE THAT WE'RE NOT BUILDING ALL HIGH DENSITY HOUSING OR THAT WE LET THE GOLF COURSE CALLED BROWN.

AND WHAT A FAVOR WE'RE DOING TO LAHARA TO WARD OFF THE LAWSUITS FOR SIMPLY SAYING NO, THANK YOU.

AND I START TO WONDER, WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE SUCH GENEROSITY? LANARK CLAIMS ARE AS PUBLIC SUPPORT, BUT THIS IS COMPLETELY FALSE.

I HAVE HERE A QUESTIONNAIRE THAT HAS MIRACULOUSLY STATES THAT I AM A SUPPORTER, BUT I AM NOT.

I WAS VERY UPSET TO FIND OUT THAT MY SIGNATURE WAS FORGED.

IN FACT, THERE ARE THREE OTHER SURVEYS USING MY ADDRESS THAT HAVE ALSO BEEN FORGED OF PEOPLE THAT DO NOT LIVE IN MY HOME.

THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY SUPPORT HAS BEEN FALSIFIED.

THE DEVELOPER'S STATED YESTERDAY'S PRESENTATION THAT THEY WANTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TRUTH AND FACTS.

THE FACTS ARE THE 11,000 SUPPORT LETTERS ARE FORGED AND FRAUDULENT.

I ALONE HAVE FOUR LETTERS AND I URGE THE CITY COUNCIL TO SIMPLY SAY NO TO REZONING TARANTULA HOMBRE.

THE SUMMIT PRESENTS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY LIFE IN A LUXURIOUS NEW HOME WHILE REAPING THE BENEFITS OF LIVING IN AN ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY.

A PRIME ADDRESS IN THE HEART OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT IS CLOSE TO POPULAR RESTAURANTS, VIBRANT SHOPS, BEAUTIFUL PARKS, MAJOR BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYMENT CENTERS.

THE SUMMIT AT WESTBRIDGE ENJOY LIFE BEFORE LINDAR MAKES NEW PROMISES.

HOW ABOUT THEY KEEP THE ONES THEY'VE ALREADY MADE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

THANK YOU WITH THAT.

WE'LL TAKE A RECESS FOR FIVE MINUTES OR SO.

THANK YOU.

PACK IN RECESS AND READY