Protect Greenspot & Mill Creek
We're convinced the Harmony project is not only bad for our community , but a violation of the California Environmental Qualities Act on a number of issues: traffic, air emissions, regional transportation plans, historical/cultural resources, habitat loss, and flood and fire mitigation. We're working to fight this development , and need your help doing so. Fighting "fire with fire" and a development of this size will take consultants, researchers, attorneys, and public awareness.
We're forming a non-profit to better protect the natural resources of Mill Creek, and there's no better place to begin our fight than here. Join our efforts to stop this project, protect our community, and donate today!
We are leading the charge here financially, and we could not have done it without your generous donations. We still have a long fight ahead of us and will have significant monthly bills coming in, but we are prepared to host events, concerts, tap dance on street corners to make it happen. We are so proud of our friends, supporters, and neighbors here, we have made amazing progress and we are confident we have a solid case.
We'll be announcing a community potluck soon - just an opportunity for us to shake hands with and thank the amazing community that has made this possible. No fees, no donations, just neighbors. It's also an excuse to see if we can get Angie and Gabe to bring more peanut brittle around, and the enormous Rhubarb plant in the yard can't go to waste so we're aiming for pie. Please sign up at http://protectgreenspot.com/contact-us/ to ensure we have you on our mailing list, and .... thank you.
We're off the ground, we're flying, and we have a solid foundation beneath us. You're making this possible, and we're honored you're helping us fight the good fight.
So What Now?
Well, with only one council member (Liburn) not in attendance, Highland's City Council just voted through the EIR unanimously. Apparently the list of more than 20 organizations and hundreds of citizens expressing their discontent only steeled their resolve, as we suspected. More than one long-term community advocate has told us they have never seen a city so completely determined despite such opposition - that they seemed impervious to the people and fixated on their goal at any cost.
However, as a few of you have already guessed? They've underestimated the people, and the so-called "hayseeds" that surround this land. They continue to do so. We will not go away, and we will not stop fighting this egregious blight of a development that so clearly violates the will of the people and the very annexation agreement by which they took this land in the first place.
This is a good case, a well-built one, and we are in this fight for the long haul. If the threat of displeasing their people didn't sway a lame-duck city council facing every seat in re-election in 90 days, then I know a few hayseeds who are just stubborn enough to hold them accountable.
There is only 30 days to file a lawsuit under CEQA.
The time is now. Please consider giving today.
Keep up the fight! - I wish you all the best! MENTONE & GREENSPOT are unique little treasures, ...& I look with horror what they did to Crafton & the like! (Carpeting every inch w/ Big ugly-ass track homes w/ 2ft clearance between them, & postage stamp sized yards) ... All they care about is $$$ but going to ruin the area forever! Any chance the lawyers could volunteer their time, or do some work pro bono!?
I drove up and down Mill Creek Rd. yesterday about 5:45 I saw he No Harmony signs, but no cars parked. Terry Klenske was to meet me there, but..