Rancho Mission Viejo
Planning session Oct. 30 in the San Juan Capistrano Community Center.
Down PCH to Del Obispo, go to CaminoDelAvion, turn right 2 blocks it's on the left.
|Sign in table. The alternatives prepared by US Fish and Wildlife Service,
Orange County and Fish and Game were all development options.
All of those present -- it seemed -- were for the "buy the property and save it all" option, which was not on the sheet.
|Inside the meeting room -- standing room only, and not much of that.|
|The officials sat up in front, spinning the glories of their planned
Here's one quote from memory: "...this partial development is nothing to be ignored, it's a good thing, your organizations pay good money to buy conservation easements..."
But RMV is still a viable ecosystem in toto, a different case from paying farmers not to subdivide.
|View of the audience. There is a long line of speakers who were the
few allowed to approach the mike in the time limit allotted.
Here's one quote from Agency printout:
"...conservation of...California gnatcatchers (sic)...within areas designated as Golf Residential and Estates..." (sick...how can wild animals survive on golf courses and estates?)
|Development opponents took their pictures, with a note of their opinion, and sent them to DFG in Sacramento.|
|Some of the photo-card messages. There are also thousands of post cards being mailed in to DFG.|
Public Comment Card
Joint Alternatives Workshop IV for the Southern Orange County Coordinated Planning Process Oct. 30, 02
|Affiliation, if any:|
|Add me to the coordinated process public interest list ________|
|Send in your comments by Nov. 13, 2002 to:|
|Karen A. Evans
Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
2730 Loker Avenue West
Carlsbad, CA 92008
|Additional persons to receive comments:|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Attn. Jill Terp 760-431-9440|
|California Dept. of Fish and Game, Attn. Warren Wong 858-467-4249|
|US Army Corps. of Engineers, Attn. Russ Kaiser 213-452-3293|
|County of Orange, Attn. Ron Tippets 714-834-5394|