Wildomar's Largest Proposed Development Clears First Hurdle
The proposed "Spring Meadows Ranch Community" situated on 792 acres near The Farm in Wildomar is the largest project considered by the city since its incorporation in 2008.
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#1 Nov 8, 2013
send these out of town developers that leave their houses and commercial buildings littering Riverside county packing. There will be a water shortage by 2016 and I hope those of you who did not protest this horrible coming closer to high density housing dumpsite off Bundy Canyon will be the ones standing in line at the water trucks should any other state allow water to be transported to California. The absolute shame of that developer paying people to speak up for his arrrogance and obvious fibbing. First he is so confident as to say we have done these super size developments before. The estate size has already downsized to multiple dwellings on one acre and they would have to have their own power facility because we can't tax our current systems. Don't want his trails, his community center, his community, his people or allowing him to sell off the granite around the hills surrounding the project...development and mining hand in hand. How much did he pay you to speak up for this horrible project and where were the watch dogs. Bribery is now a federal offense in the light of Planning Commisioners and City Council people. Wildomar doesn't even have a cap on how many people they are planning to drain the water and services.
#2 Nov 8, 2013
Twenty years ago Murrieta's CRWM group advocated close scrutiny of each new development's planning and design so that 'latest and best techniques" were applied to maximize public benefit from applying the most appropriate methods. That group's primary success was shaping the high school's front yard to retain the entire parcel's rainwater so that it could soak into the soil. But after that a land developer was able to buy enough local politicians and the county's Chief Engineer to end this rainwater management mode, handing MWD a permanent license to extort the wealth of all residents and pass this through to him.
The rainwater disposal mode these collaborators pushed through is
contrary to the State Water Code that instructs Chief Engineers to "guide
all or any stormwaters into soils of their District ..,. for beneficial use...
to prevent contamination or loss of these waters".
A new citizens group could show today's politicians precisely how and
why they should instruct planners to adopt federally recommended LID
planning that would achieve this purpose. Several persons willing to do
their homework could illustrate to Wildomar officials the practicality and
equity of requiring each hew home to be self-sufficient in water/energy supply using whichever mode they prefer, and in wastewater treatment
using the most cost-effective onsite systems approved by the State.
If these homes are made self-sufficient the developer and builders could
not push more bonded debt upon the general public to provide these services. In fact, existing homes would benefit from the surplus of water guided into their public aquifer by this planning.
Are Wildomar officials smarter and more conscientious than those who approved outdated drainage planning in surrounding communities?
Does the Wildomar Planning Director have sufficient knowledge of
the games people serving this land speculator will play to fool him
into approving a substandard master plan?
This project's negative effects could be mitigated to a significant extent
if it is properly conceived and executed.
#3 Nov 12, 2013
I appreciate Green Building Techniques and think they should be applied to all existing structures. However, my point is that open space needs to be preserved for its current job description which is absorbing CO2 AND GIVING BACK OXYGEN AND MAINTINAING HEAT CONTROL. iT IS ALSO THE HOME FOR COYOTES AND RODENTS NOT OUR LIVING SPACES. i THINK DEVELOPERS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO GO BACK TO THEIR TRACT HOUSING AND RETROFIT THEM WITH COMPLETE INCLOSED SOURCES OF ELECTRICITY, WATER RECYCLING COMPOSTING TREE PLANTING AND all else that you mentioned. I am apart of the Open Space Protection Act upcoming and essential to control the desecreation of our forest and minerals in strip mining. Thank you for such a intelligent response. City Council didn't even know the gas pump at Chevron was Ethanol and not biodisel. An easy mistake unless you put Ethaol in a diesel tank.
Give the Creator the Glory for thought thru solutions to Our problems and I ask for forgiveness for any contribution to global warming that heated the ocean and fueled the typhoon.
#4 Nov 14, 2013
Last year CRWM (Citizens for Responsible Water Management) began
posting land planning/design methods from federal agencies on local
TOPIX forums and the UT San Diego forum. We focus on simple,
inexpensive tech that maximizes public benefit from commonsense
We aim to inform voters that public servants have misinformed us
so completely that very few residents recognize the absurdity of
spending $14,000 per home to import water when for less than
$1,000 per home we could have all we need and it would be pure
enough to drink and bathe-swim in safely.
We share your concern about keeping open spaces but this is not
a part of our program to make full use of our abundant rainwater.
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