Protect Greenspot & Mill Creek

$12,250 of $30k goal

Raised by 116 people in 10 months
Wendy Rea
for California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance Inc
 MENTONE, CA
Sometimes, our representatives only listen when citizens work together to force them to. It's time to protect our community against irresponsible development. 

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!
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Update 4
Posted by Protect Greenspot
7 months ago
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Folks, we are SO proud to announce that we have pulled off the initial filing of the suit with two very strong partners. The press release is available to view here:

http://tinyurl.com/jxnhu3f

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.
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Update 3
Posted by Protect Greenspot
8 months ago
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All, we've gotten some great questions about the process. Once the city council certified the EIR last week, there is now a legal agreement between the city, developer, and property owner that can't be undone easily. That means it takes the courts and an uprising to oppose the development. We have to make a decision on legal counsel by TUESDAY, and we are meeting tomorrow evening at Paradise Ranch at 6PM at 2860 Mill Creek Rd, Mentone to discuss. We can't stress how urgent the timing and need is - we have 48 hours to get a LOT closer to our goal in order to pull this off. Please consider giving, sharing, and joining our cause. We'll be doing some fabulous (and fun) fundraisers in the next few months, but our immediate need is a boost to our campaign!
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Update 2
Posted by Protect Greenspot
8 months ago
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The Results are In, Harmony is Approved.
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.
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Update 1
Posted by Protect Greenspot
8 months ago
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All, we're making progress towards our goal but need your help. We still have to pay our hydrology consultant for the evaluation on the Harmony project. Tomorrow the City Council votes to certify the Harmony proposal, and we need to have enough to retain a firm to represent us if the city moves forward with the project despite our objections. To see the quality of the work done by the firm visit protectgreenspot.com/comments, and please consider a donation today!
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Paul Melzer
7 months ago
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Developers would do well to go for some soul-searching walks out in open space, in nature. These places are VITAL to every being's health and happiness...now more than ever.

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Verline Mudslide
8 months ago
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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!?

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Theresa Sjaardema Kwappenberg
8 months ago

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..

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$12,250 of $30k goal

Raised by 116 people in 10 months
Created June 26, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance Inc
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Shari Sproal
7 months ago

Don't let the city of Highland destroy our beautiful foothills. It bothers me to think of all the plants and wildlife that will be killed.

Paul Melzer
7 months ago
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Developers would do well to go for some soul-searching walks out in open space, in nature. These places are VITAL to every being's health and happiness...now more than ever.

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Verline Mudslide
8 months ago
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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!?

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Theresa Sjaardema Kwappenberg
8 months ago

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..

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