1. The Saga of Prop R and Measure C

    For those who don’t remember or were unaware, the reason Riverside is so fabulously endowed with natural beauty is because the citizens of Riverside have traditionally understood the advantages and appreciated the enhanced quality of life. Here’s a short history of how we got to where we are today. Today citizens find their awareness and appreciation for Riversides hills, arroyos and agricultural spaces being called into question once again.read more...

  2. Don't Be Tricked.

    Beware of the developer’s measure for preservation of the La Sierra Hills on the November 4 ballot. The Riverside City Council passed a similar scheme in 2004. Former Mayor and Terry Frizzel, activist Yolanda Garland and small ranch owner Jean Heinl sued. The superior court judge ruled the plan illegal. It had to go to a vote of the people.read more...

  3. A testament to open-space sustainability: The chronology of Growth Control in Riverside starting in 1979.

    The chronology of modern, intelligent, sustainable growth control in Riverside started in 1979 with the introduction of overwhelmingly voter approved initiatives: Proposition R and a decade later Measure C. The concepts were formulated by a visionary Riverside group of concerned citizens and organized by a Riverside native who saw coastal counties exploding with uncontrolled growth. The uncontrolled growth was heading Riverside's way.

    These growth control initiatives and their grass-root protangonists continously endeavor to protect sensitive and open-spaces from non-sustainable development influences. They have survived many attacks from various adversaries. The voter approved laws have consistently and successfully withstood many court battles and persevered many attacks by myopic profiteers. It is even more important in the current and future timeframes to maintain these growth control initiative on the books. Creating huge housing developments produce stressful conditions on an already existing scarcity of resources such as water and green electricity.read more...

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