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Commissioners DENY Rio Santiago
The vote was unanimous that the Orange Planning Commission deny the Rio Santiago Project due to serious concerns. Thank you to the Commissioners to hearing important public testimony and denying the project.
Recent Articles Gain Attention
An article on the Supreme Court hearing the Ridgeline case and the battle over
the Sully Miller (Rio Santiago) site are covered by the Voice of OC.
Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
The January 13th was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. One Planning Commissioner was sick and two others have recused themselves from the proposed Rio Santiago project. The meeting is rescheduled to Monday, Jan 20th and Monday, Jan 27th.
State Supreme Court Grants Review of Ridgeline Case
The Supreme Court of California granted review of the Orange Park and Recreation Association Ridgeline Case
versus the County of Orange, et al. See the Press Release and Opening Brief.
2012 Election Results
Volunteers powered the "NO on FF" campaign to stop the Ridgeline project and halt poor planning decisions. The effort was volunteer-driven with the exception of the cost of materials ($53,000) needed for direct voter contact. Consultants or pollsters were not hired and every penny was spent wisely. The opposition spent over $1,300,000 to suppress the vote and buy the election.
Is This Future Vision Correct?
See how permanent open space in the City of Orange has been eliminated from two locations: Sully Miller and Ridgeline. (1.7 MB - PDF)
Orange is Park Deficient
Get the facts behind the City of Orange's Park locations and acreages.
Did you know Orange is short 169 acres of parkland for its population? View the Orange Needs Parks website.
In the summer of 2011 volunteers successfully qualified a referendum petition for the November 2012 ballot which opposes changing the General Plan to permanently sacrifices 51-acres of recreational open space at the Ridgeline Tennis and Golf Club.
The final vote (4-1) to abandon the community and forfeit park space in the name of another housing tract was made by Orange politicians on June 14. Mayor Pro-Tem Tita Smith opposed it.
Sentry Editorial Hits Home
The Ridgeline developers are trying to win over the community, but apparently their tactics aren't working. Poison pen mailers call long-time OPA residents "outsiders."
Orange Park Acres (OPA) Community Action was created as the action arm of the OPA Board. The goal is to keep our community informed about important information that impacts OPA and develop a strategy to protect OPA’s interests. Below are some of the most critical issues facing our community. Learn more about each issue and get involved.
|Ridgeline has provided recreational opportunities for over 40 years. Developers want
to change the zoning from recreational-open space to residential. Citizens gathered signatures to put on the ballot. Orange voters rejected the Ridgeline project in 2012. The issue is now before the California Supreme Court.
Sully Miller is a former sand and gravel site (110-acres). Proposed mixed-used development:
265 high-density units (24 hour senior facility)
130 tract houses
81,000 sq ft private sports club (field and courts) (average Walmart is 95,000 sq. ft.)
|Orange Park Acres relies on volunteers, please do what you can to help.