Our next posted monthly update meeting
Time for our monthly update meeting! We expect some new folks at this event, and some updates on our progress. Please feel free to contact us in advance if there are particular subjects you would like covered or questions you may have.
Greetings all - it's time for a meeting!
We're hoping to have a surprise guest speaker at this event as well give us a little fun information on the area of Harmony, but in general we're due for a good old-fashioned legal and project update.
We are pleased to announce that the local Moose Lodge has agreed to let us utilize their space for meetings! We are incredibly grateful to Helen and Bob for allowing us to use their property for meetings, but as they have some upcoming travel we have been hoping for an indoor space that would mean they aren't forced to set up and tear down for us regularly since we outgrew Heskas. So put your antlers on and join us at the Moose Lodge, 6:30 PM on Tuesday the 23rd of May.
We're having a community fundraiser, raffle, and mixer next week at Heskas to help raise funds for our legal battle!
Fabulous prizes, Heska's world-famous spaghetti, green salad, and the company of some really great people. Adults are 10 dollars a plate, kids 8 dollars, and we have some amazing prizes for the raffle.
Please feel free to share the flyer and post around town, the more the merrier!
Flyer can be downloaded HERE
Our first-Wednesday of the month meeting is coming up! Join us at Paradise Ranch to chat about the project, our efforts, and next steps.
We will be meeting to discuss our objectives, share the results of our fundraising to date, and discuss next steps. This is a critical meeting due to the timing -- we must make the decision regarding legal counsel in the next 24 hours.
We hope to see you there!
ok, so maybe THIS is the big vote meeting. Likely we'll hear the response from the applicant, Greenspot LLC, to our FEIR objections. Should be an interesting evening!
We're having a round-table meeting to discuss the status of the project and the pending city council meeting August 11th. We'll be meeting at 6PM at Paradise Ranch:
2860 MILL CREEK RD, MENTONE, CA 92359
Hope to see you there!
The City Council has closed public comments, but we expect responses to our raised concerns and the final vote to occur on this date. While we'd like to think they're listening to and representing our community, the tone of the last meeting felt like trying to stop a freight train by standing on the tracks waving a pompom for as much as the council engaged with the public. Forbidding applause and threatening to close the hearing wasn't quite the most "we're here to listen" sort of environment, and we objected to the restriction under the first amendment.
Be sure to read up on the Brown Act for public meetings, and your rights therein. We aim to be professional, but also to operate with respect to our legal rights.
27215 Base Line, Highland, CA 92346
The City Council is holding a public hearing on Harmony June 30th, at 6PM. It's critically important we come, speak out against the development, and that every single person take the time to introduce themselves to the Council and VOICE their disapproval of this project. Unlike the Planning Commission, these are elected officials, and we need to speak out against this Orange County profit ploy on our land. From bad financing, an unsafe area, and no water to support this development, there could not be a WORSE place to try to shoehorn in 3600 homes and 12000 residents. Make your voice heard!
Our presence is even more important at this meeting, we need to ensure they are looking in the eyes of the people they are impacting with this decision. Please plan on attending, and tell your friends and neighbors. By the way? This time, we're going to be prepared with our OWN seats if they can't seem to be provided. Sheesh.
We're looking to have as many voices and comments as possible for this meeting. Please contact us for any assistance and coordination at firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite our requests for more meetings and time to alert residents, it looks as though this will be the last meeting without a vote. At the next meeting (early January) the planning commission will vote and make their recommendation to city council.