Montebello Hills Project Could Include Retail - Opponents Call it 'Dog & Pony Show'

Feb 7, 2013 Read more: egpnews.com

Three new alternatives have been added to the Montebello Hills development project, two of which would include a mixture of retail and housing space on the 488-acre property off the 60 Freeway. Former Montebello City Administration and current city consultant Larry Kosmont at the Montebello city council meeting on Jan. 9 updated the city on its economic development projects, including the proposed Montebello Hills community, the Costco expansion and the Monterey Park Market Place.

Opponents to the project said they were caught off-guard by the presentation, which they said was disguised in the city council agenda.

Resident Linda Strong, chairperson for the Save The Montebello Hills Sierra Club Task Force, however, told EGP that had the community been made aware that the project was going to be discussed, opponents would have been out in greater force. She called Kosmont’s presentation little more than a “dog and pony show.”

Photo: 300+ wellheads shown in the project site courtesy Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter

Read more
concerned resident

United States

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Lets hope they give us some retail

“Hilltop Park Above All”

Since: Sep 08

Montebello, CA

#2 Feb 9, 2013
As hilltop residential units cost every city more for their services than they pay, the only way for the proposed development to bring money into the city is for the Hills to be made into a natural open space park, some kind of retail on a vastly smaller footprint, or a combination of the two.

The only type of development that should be forbidden on such dangerous ground is residential. Look at Wildomar, Baldwin Hills, Love Canal for cautionary examples.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Montebello Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News UCLA FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Neuheisel says Prince w... (Sep '10) 18 min Bruin For Life 29,546
Tuttle loud & proud & seen at West Hollywood Me... 21 min Tuttle Turd Mania 5
Public Meeting on Oilfield Condos 4-21 22 min Wonder Why 8
Please Save Baldwin Park from Tuttle Turd 24 min Tuttle Turd Mania 5
Tuttle turd has NO credibility 27 min Tuttle Turd Mania 4
News Montebello City Council votes 3-2 to give city ... 59 min Wonder Why 79
End Run Around Montebello Voters by Legislature Apr 17 Concerned Bystander 28
More from around the web

Montebello People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]