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July 20, 2018July 20, 2018

Dana Point Harbor Plan, FHBP Questions Funding

Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) organized a coalition letter and sent its own regarding the (then) upcoming decision about the Dana Point Harbor Revitalization Plan. Based on the math, the shortfall in the deal pulls money from OC Parks and not the County General Fund. As a reminder, OC Parks just got its...

July 10, 2018July 11, 2018

Tree Preservation Ordinance Hits Road Block

The County Planning Commission may be reversing direction on a policy aiming to protect native trees in unincorporated areas of Orange County. Three Commissioners seems ready to vote it down, but the meeting was only a public workshop, not a hearing and county counsel advised against it. Michael Wellborn of Friends of Harbors, Beaches &...

February 27, 2018March 2, 2018

Esperanza Hills Overturned Again

Orange County Superior Court Judge Claster ruled in favor of residents and environmental groups fighting a dangerous hillside development (Esperanza Hills) next to Chino Hills State Park above Yorba Linda. He ordered that all project approvals be revoked and the Environmental Impact Report to be rewritten. He also gave the County a deadline (of mid-July)...

October 16, 2017November 17, 2017

Esperanza Hills Overturned, Again

Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP) was a co-petitioner on the lawsuit against the County of Orange and an out of state developer. Congratulations to Protect Our Homes and Hills for another job well done! Learn more via the Protect Our Home and Hills email newsletter. Download the Press Release.

May 26, 2017May 26, 2017

Tree Ordinance Passes First Hurdle

It was a big week for Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP). We’ve been advocating for a tree preservation ordinance with the County of Orange. The item went before the Planning Commission to consider hiring a contractor to move this new ordinance forward. The Commission approved it unanimously. Community workshops are scheduled for September...