February 2005

The appeal on the Hacienda Vieja Project was heard by the Board of Supervisors on 15 February. Unfortunately, we did not prevail. The final vote was 4-1 against the appeal, with Second District Supervisor Susan Rose presenting passionate arguments for this project being the place we “draw the line in the sand” on impacts to More Mesa.

There were some very bright spots.

  • More Mesa supporters made quite a presence in the hearing room. Twenty people showed up to argue in favor of the appeal. Their statements were well thought out and eloquently stated.
  • The hearing was covered in three newspapers, with the Valley Voice according supportive front page coverage, as well as an editorial, both in the same issue.

The Board of the More Mesa Preservation Coalition has been polled, and we have voted to take this issue to the Coastal Commission. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more information.

Most of you are familiar with the More Mesa pamphlet MMPC published in 2002. Its contents are hosted on this web site. “Issue 2”, a Newsletter update on conditions, on and around, More Mesa and the activities of the MMPC, is about to be distributed to the community. All More Mesa supporters who have signed onto our More Mesa list with a mailing address, will be receiving this publication in the next few weeks. If you are not on our list, but would like to receive a copy, please contact us via the Contact page