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.
A proposed food waste facility in Anaheim would use new technology to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from a local landfill. But residents say it poses dangers and is too close to homes and an elementary school.
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.
Orange County supervisors are about to make one of their most significant decisions about land development in years, with a decision slated Tuesday on a 340-unit housing project in the hills above Yorba Linda called Esperanza Hills.