Coyote Hills Referendum Is Under Way


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Just in case you were wondering what’s happening with Coyote Hills:

Fighting a multi-billion company like Chevron takes a lot of perseverance and money!  The Friends of Coyote Hills is an all volunteer group from the community (we are not paid). We live in the community so we have a deep stake in the outcome of West Coyote Hills.

The donations we receive are spent wholly on the effort to save West Coyote Hills. Your tax-deductible* donation will be spent on legal and other consulting services, education and public awareness supplies and materials (i.e. signs, banners, newsletters, brochures) that directly further the effort to save all of West Coyote Hills.

Interested? Read more here.

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  1. #1 by ReElect? on July 17, 2011

    A Referendum reverses the actions of the City Council. With Quirk-Silva voting No and the good Doctor likely not to run again, Bruce Whitaker’s reelection could be put in jeopardy. Opponents of Whitaker could use the referendum to demonstrate that he is out of touch with Fullerton voters and makes bad decisions.
    By the way, who is “we” in Friends of Coyote Hills?

    • #2 by The Fullerton Savage on July 17, 2011

      Not necessarily. This is the same city that voted for a term limits measure and reelected a 22 year councilman in the same election.

    • #3 by Chris Thompson on July 17, 2011

      Are you saying that the majority of Fullerton voters are opposed to private property rights? Interesting. Who knew?

    • #4 by admin on July 17, 2011

      ReElect?, “By the way, who is “we” in Friends of Coyote Hills?” Click on “Read more here”.

  2. #5 by nipsey on July 17, 2011

    Join and maybe you’ll get a roster

  3. #6 by fullerton lifer on July 17, 2011

    I’ve lived in good ole fullerton since 1956, and guess what? The houses that the friends of coyote hills live in once sat on Fullerton’s pristine hills. I’ve watched orange groves give way to cookie-cuttter houses, strip malls and parks. To be equitable, the Friends of Coyote Hills should raze thier own homes and return it to nature.

    • #7 by Tit For Tat on July 17, 2011

      Nuh uh. First come, first served.

    • #8 by Chris Thompson on July 17, 2011

      Best FFFF comment in a long time!!! I wish I knew who you were to buy you your Five Guys burger!

      • #9 by Chris Thompson on July 17, 2011

        That was for Lifer…

      • #10 by nipsey on July 18, 2011

        Ha, with compliments like this, who needs insults.

    • #11 by Chris Thompson on July 17, 2011

      Hope it’s OK Lifer that I had to post that as my status on Facebook. I credited you though!

      • #12 by fullerton lifer on July 18, 2011

        No, I don’t mind you posting my comment because it highlights the hypocrisy of Friends of Coyote Hills. Fullerton’s Golden Hills development was named Golden Hills because these hills bloomed with yellow flowers before were razed to build the pick one of three style ranch houses in the 1950′s, The hills of northwest Fullerton were bastions of the coyotes, disturbed only by oil companies maintenance of its wells, Then, the seventies rolled in tightly packed cookie cutter houses. and where do the Friends of Coyote Hills live?

        • #13 by Bill from W Fullerton on July 18, 2011

          You are correct in what you say. But this is the year 2011 not the 1950′s. This is the last piece of open space we have, why not save it?

          • #14 by nipsey on July 18, 2011

            If Chris Thompson found the last Mastodon he would kill and eat it, because why should the cavemen have all the fun. In fact, he would probably open a Mastodon Burger & Glue Factory at his house, because it is his God given property right to do so.

            This is not a new argument, and even the original poster may even be implying that maybe all this ‘progress’ has come at a cost. There is no point, not even a rhetorical one, to blame someone for not undoing what happened in the past. The bell cannot be un-rung, but you can choose not to ring it again.

          • #15 by just a guy on July 18, 2011

            I, for one, and glad somebody killt the last Mastadon.

        • #16 by Who Cares on July 19, 2011

          Maybe you should done something to save it.

    • #17 by Rat's Ass on July 17, 2011

      You don’t think we’d give it all back to the indians if we only could?

  4. #18 by van get it da artiste on July 18, 2011

    There Will Be Blood
    written by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel “Oil!” by Upton Sinclair

    Plainview: Ladies and gentlemen… I’ve traveled over half our state to be here tonight. I couldn’t get away sooner because my new well was coming in at Coyote Hills and I had to see about it. That well is now flowing at two thousand barrels and it’s paying me an income of five thousand dollars a week. I have two others drilling and I have sixteen producing at Antelope. So, ladies and gentlemen… if I say I’m an oil man you will agree. You have a great chance here, but bear in mind, you can lose it all if you’re not careful. Out of all men that beg for a chance to drill your lots, maybe one in twenty will be oilmen; the rest will be speculators-men trying to get between you and the oilmen-to get some of the money that ought by rights come to you.

  5. #19 by nipsey on July 18, 2011

    The great thing for Chevron is, whether it is houses or a park/open space, they still get to drink their milkshake. They’ll drink it up!

  6. #20 by Confused in Fullerton on August 1, 2011

    I am confused.. this is private property, and some short sighted morons want to stop developement? They just want the fences and signs that go with that? Why not let them build, it only enhance the neighborhood, by taking down the fences and opening up the trails. Oh.. i get it you jut want to tresspass, saying it’s Your property?? I think everyone should find out where these morons live and start traipsing throught their property all day and night.. it’s only fair. It’s open season on anybody’s property… right??

  7. #21 by If you don't care get out of the way of those who do on August 3, 2011

    Confused, have you ever heard of eminent domain? Having the government or people decide (against the owner’s wishes) on a piece of property’s ultimate future is nothing new.

    When you purchase a piece of property you buy into a community, a city. You will never be independent of that, and you’ll encounter restrictions based on that. Besides (the point), does Chevron really need to do any more “trespassing” on nature?…. especially in OUR city?

    Enhance the neighborhood? With what? More traffic? More people? More trash? More of a drain on our resources?Fullerton has come pretty far since the pawn shops of downtown….. because the community took a real interest in making it a better place. Not because we just let whomever and who ever come in and do what they want. If that was the case we might have a 99 cent store where the Fox Theater stands.

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