It came as a great disappointment today when the California State Supreme Court denied our petition review our Measure W lawsuit. It doesn’t mean they don’t think it’s important or that they side with the City or Chevron or The Friends, but that they had too many other cases to review.
What does this mean for the effort to save Coyote Hills? [Read more...]
Friends Petition California State Supreme Court to Uphold Measure W
On January 15, 2019, the Friends of Coyote Hills filed a petition with the California Supreme Court to review the illegal West Coyote Hills development approvals the City of Fullerton gave Chevron-Pacific Coast Homes, ignoring the people’s referendum that should have overturned those approvals. [Read more...]
Save Coyote Hills Gets $19.8M for Acquisition
Historic day as West Coyote Hills gets $19.8M funding for acquisition in California’s 2018-2019 state budget (SB-862) and SB-5, California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018, thanks to our State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva and former State Senator Josh Newman [Read more...]
Why Save West Coyote Hills?
North Orange County deserves its fair share of parks. There is a great imbalance of parks and open space between North and South Orange County. North Orange County is highly urbanized with few parks and even fewer opportunities for new parks. Comparing parks per capita between North and South counties :
• North Orange County has 1 acre per 246 people.
• South Orange County has 1 acre per 6 people.
The National Recreation and Parks Association standard for parkland is 1 acre per 100 people. Within 7 miles of West Coyote Hills, there is only 1 acre per 356 people! Let’s not let the opportunity for a West Coyote Hills park slip away from us!