It has been a while since we’ve sent out an update on the Esperanza Hills project. You’ll recall this is the larger of the two projects in the hills above Yorba Linda. Here are a few updates related to our efforts:
Last October we filed another lawsuit on the Board of Supervisors approval of the project. We expect this to go before the judge in late spring.
In March, our appeal of the Greenhouse Gas decision went before the 4th District Court of Appeal. We expect this decision in the next two months. If the panel finds in our favor it could mean the project gets overturned AGAIN. If this occurs, our October 2018 lawsuit would likely become moot.
The project applicant continues to fight the award of attorneys’ fees. The law is clearly in our favor on this, but we still need to defend our “wins” and fight for the money that is rightfully ours.
With the change at the Board of Supervisors, we have new decision makers and new appointments to the Planning Commission. If this project does go back to the Commission or Board–there will be a change in the dynamics. We have met with both new Supervisors on this project.
In short, we are trudging forward and continuing to come up with new ideas on dismantling this project. Thank you for all your support.