May 2005

In spite of threatening weather and competing events in downtown Santa Barbara, more than 400 people visited the More Mesa Preservation Coalition booth on Earth Day. A large fraction of these folks sought us out … to offer congratulations on the recent Coastal Commission decision (for a full hearing on the Hacienda Vieja development), to sign on to the More Mesa data base … and sometimes simply to chat about how much More Mesa means to them. The concern for potential permanent damage to More Mesa from inappropriate development along its edges was truly heartening!

Donley and Valerie Olson