The City of Montebello & State of California have rules and regulations to ensure public safety & benefit all of us. People don't have free reign to build whatever they want on their land. Just try putting a trailer park in Beverly Hills or Newport Beach for example. The reality of the proposed hill project is that something like 140 acres running in a ring around the proposed condos would be comprised of, guess what, flammable coastal sage. The exit & evacuation routes would run through this, to be blunt, brush. The condos would sit upon an active oil field from which both oil and natural gas are extracted. Both burn pretty easily. The oil well bunkers would be as close as 150 feet from the condo project line. A high pressure gas line, like the one that blew in San Bruno, crosses the property & runs in close proximity to a hazardous liquid pipeline. The safety issues in this configuration are obvious.42, You r acting 2. These are Condos. Not crack houses. Or Casinos. My point is they should have the right. Just like the people who develped Yorba Linda, Brea etc. Just like the people who choose to live in those areas. If u don't like it. Don't move there. Don't look there and don't go to the park they develope there. Just mind ur own business. Stop trying to block progress and settle down. PS. While u r at it. Move out of your mom's house.
I am tremendously grateful to the Montebello Fire and Police Departments as well as to the fourteen other fire departments that fought this fire and saved Montebello from what could have been a disaster. What if the wind had been blowing? What if all these outside departments couldn't have come to help, either because of other fire emergencies or blocked roads such as will exist in a major seismic event? The proposed Montebello Hills condo development is not safe and should not be built.