Lilac Hills Ranch Update

  — Published by Lilac Hills Ranch March 30, 2016.


Dear Friends and Supporters,

As we announced last month, the Lilac Hills Ranch Initiative is being pursued to increase the probability that Lilac Hills Ranch can actually be completed and contribute to solving the region’s housing crisis in the near term. As shown in the recent Newhall case, Green House Gas (GHG) challenges took over 5 years to work their way through the State’s legal system, resulting in a new requirement to revise the GHG analysis. It is clear that organizations opposed to new housing projects have focused on these new areas of law surrounding this evolving issue to stop or severely delay new housing developments, regardless of their contributions to GHG reductions.

Lilac Hills Ranch has measured, and the County’s professional staff and Planning Commission have confirmed, the reductions in GHG emissions from Lilac Hills Ranch would achieve a 30.4 percent reduction in GHG emissions, as compared to a Business-As-Usual (BAU) emissions condition, which is greater than the State Scoping Plan’s 28.5 percent reduction targets.

Separately, the General Plan’s Business As Usual zoning for 110 lots creates more than 22 percent greater GHG emissions on a per capita basis than the Lilac Hills Ranch plan. In fact, the approval and development of compact walkable villages, like Lilac Hills Ranch, will significantly reduce the GHG emissions from new housing in the County compared to the Business As Usual Zoning in the General Plan.  
While we work with County officials to address the Supreme Court ruling, we have been working with a group of North County citizens to pursue a citizens initiative.

We are happy to announce that the Title and Summary for the Lilac Hills Ranch Initiative was approved by the County of San Diego, giving us the green light to begin collecting the required signatures to qualify the initiative for the ballot. Once the signatures are collected, they can be turned into the County for verification, which would give the County Board of Supervisors the option of approving the initiative or placing Lilac Hills Ranch on the November 2016 Ballot.

We need you to help us in the following 3 Steps:

  1. Like us on Facebook

  2. Visit our Initiative website, and pledge your support by requesting to sign our petition, or even volunteering to help collect signatures.

  3. Contact Us and a Lilac Hills Ranch representative will arrange a meeting for you to sign the Petition.

Information such as Frequently Asked Questions, the full text of the initiative, and important news articles and reports on the housing crisis can be found on our website.

Cassandra will be available April 5 & April 12 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm to gather signatures for the petition outside the Bonsall Chamber office at River Village: 5256 S. Mission Rd. #311, Bonsall, CA 92003.
Please RSVP:

Thank you for your continued support.

Randy, Jon and Cassandra



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