Coyote Hills: New Group Opposes the Opposition

A reader sent in this image taken last week on a hillside somewhere in Fullerton.

Check out the deftly-named Open Coyote Hills website that was listed on the sign.  The website was put up by a group of residents who support the proposed Coyote Hills project, it’s associated parks and the opening of the 72-acre Robert E. Ward Nature Preserve that would come with it.

The “About” page lists an interesting cross-section of Fullerton’s politically inclined.

25 Replies to “Coyote Hills: New Group Opposes the Opposition”

  1. A most motley conglomeration of gadflies and political has-beens/never wases; Looks like they scraped up just about every bottom feeder except Julie Sa for this grass roots* counterweight* to Friends of Coyote Hills.

    Hey I even see a Koch in there!*

    *denotes sarcasm

  2. well i hope if someone steals the signs that this site puts in the same effort to hunt down the perps as they did for roland chi signs. plus it about damn time they open up the hills.

    1. Please forgive the unforgivably stupid things my owner says on this blog. He can’t help. Just feel sorry for me. Oops! Back in the front pocket I go…..

  3. It’s private property and the property owners have every right to develop that property as they see fit. The problem is, NIMBYism is alive and well in Fullerturd. If you don’t want to see houses built , well, that just falls in the category of tough shit. Property rights trump the whines and snivels of a bunch of elitists from Sunny Hills.

    1. Well Mango, they have a “right” to drill for oil. That is the zoning they have. Beyond that they have no “right” to a rezone. As a result we get buried in B.S. from both sides of the issue.

    2. Mango- you’re right! NIMBYs like Chaffee and Levinson make room additions and pools for neighbors a living hell. Everyone wants an EIR or some other bullsh!t.


  4. If private property owners can develop their property as they see fit, why do they need a zoning change? Can I have a goat farm in my back yard? Can I rent space to campers in my front yard?

    And why is the city taking over, with a receivership announced at last council meeting, the private property at 136-138 West Malvern so the city, or receiver, can develop it as THEY see fit? Over the property owner’s objections.

    Oh, I see, he is not a filthy rich multinational corporation that just wants to improve life for us Fullertonians. He just has units for very low income people. Shame! we need only rich folks in our town!

    There are lots of hazards for unsuspecting future residents in Coyote Hills–oil production residues that cause cancer and birth defects (according to one of their deeds selling such property in Huntington Beach), geological hazards as mentioned in the EIR, plus a new earthquake fault right there.

    Those hazards were unknown when the Chevron pals negotiated a deal for all of us 40 years ago.

    1. I agree. Let’s give rip up that agreement and give the Preserve back to Chevron. Fullerton doesn’t deserve it.

      1. Let me try and rewrite my point. If houses are built in an area that is surrounded by “open space” (natural terrain aka dry weeds) it would be a formula for disaster!

        Think Yorba Linda/Anaheim Hills.

    1. Zoning did not exist when Chevron bought Coyote Hills.

      Herbert Hoover facilitated the implementation of zoning laws across the nation in the 1920’s. It has been a beloved tool of planning czars and grubby bureaucrats ever since.

      Presumably West Coyote Hills is zoned for oil extraction today because… well that’s what they were already doing with the property when Fullerton decided to flip the switch eighty years ago.

  5. BRAVO! Finally getting some balance to the picture. This shows you that the Save Coyote Hills (SCH) folks DO NOT represent all of Fullerton’s citizens as they have been claiming (regardless of how you categorize the citizens). Also, the SCH group wants to save it for a “park”. Well, the Robert E. Ward has been shown (falsley) on our maps as a park/open space and there’s still no money to maintain that. There are NO FUNDS to make it or maintain it as a park without the contributions from Chevron. Project approval gives us an opportunity to actually enjoy the open space instead of looking at fencing around the property. But we’ll never convince the NIMBY’s. I guarantee you that if this project is approved, NIMBY’s will be enjoying the benefits along with everyone else. It’s a win-win for all.

  6. How many employees does it take to run a nature preserve, anyway? Isn’t it supposed to be natural?

  7. Well, since the original story was about the Open Coyote Hills (for development) group, here is one supporter listed:

    Marilyn Davenport

    Maybe she thinks there are chimps living there.

    1. Sure…there couldn’t possibly be a group of legitimate people who want the development completed so they can visit the preserve. Nope. No way. Chevron must have paid off each of those hundreds of people listed on the site.

  8. The bottom line-Coyote Hills should be used for something. If building houses and surrounding them with trails and parks opens these 525acres to the whole community then start building! That is pretty much how the rest of the Fullerton hills, along the Fullerton Loop are used and its quite nice, not an environmental disaster.
    On the other hand, maybe Chevron could start drilling deeper, or ‘fracking’ natural gas.
    I’d prefer trails and parks and a few new neighbors.

  9. how are we going to support hundreds of new neighbors? who is gonna build wider roads, bigger schools, and flat out resources, electricity, water, sewage, how is fullerton going to hold up to the excess demand? just a question, not a statement

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