Huntington Beach’s Bolsa Chica Wetlands need your help Tuesday!




[photo by kind permission of Richard Wong]

My friend Connie Boardman of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust writes:

HB Planning Commission may change open space zoning at Bolsa Chica to Residential!

The Huntington Beach Planning Commission is hearing a proposal to change the zoning on 5 acres of land on the Bolsa Chica Mesa from open space/recreational to residential, and approve the construction of 22 mansions on 5 undeveloped acres on the Bolsa Chica Mesa!

Come support the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, which is opposed to this zoning change!

The meeting starts at 7 PM Tuesday night in the City Council Chambers at City Hall 2000 Main Street (Yorktown at Main) in Huntington Beach. The City Council Chambers are on the basement floor of the city hall, downstairs in the City Hall Plaza.

Bolsa Chica needs your help now!

The environmental studies that have been done are not adequate, the archeological study is based on 33 studies no one has seen, not the city staff, not the commissioners, nor the public. How can decisions about the site be made if no one has had access to these studies?

Hearthside, the property owner is in bankruptcy, and according to their own information may not emerge from the bankruptcy process. IF they can get the zoning changed on this land, then they can sell it for more money. Is it the job of local officials to help BAIL OUT a company who could not turn a profit on the housing they were allowed to build at Bolsa Chica??

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