Yorba Linda resident Bob Kanne challenges county supervisors on the latest plan before them on Tuesday for developing the Esperanza Hills tract, questioning whether only one road access in the plan adequately covers public safety needs. Kanne argues Tuesday’s vote will be a good indicator of whether county supervisors have absorbed lessons learned from the 2008 Freeway Complex Fire.
The personality conflicts that often bubble just under the surface on the county Board of Supervisors spilled onto the public dais Tuesday as supervisors considered plans for a controversial development in Yorba Linda.
Citing a “deceptive campaign” to raise the rates, the Yorba Linda Taxpayers Association, served recall papers against board members Gary Melton and Robert Kiley during last week’s water district meeting.
The approval came after an organized group of residents raised a series of concerns, especially regarding fire evacuations. But the developer argued his project would act as a buffer between existing homes and a wildfire.
This Week’s Civic Agenda includes a public hearing in Santa Ana on water and sewer rate hikes, while in Yorba Linda, city officials will discuss an ordinance that would make more information public during the labor negotiations process.