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General Plan Amendments City of wildomar

The following contains all of the General Plan Amendments since incorporation. Included are the Resolutions and and accompanying Ordinances for a zone change. The links to take you to the minutes where the vote was taken to pass each amendment.
If you wish to see the items included in the agenda then go to http://www.cityofwildomar.org/council-agendas-minutes.asp
and open the agenda packet for the appropriate date.

First General Plan Amendment

City of Wildomar City Council January 28, 2009
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Starting of page 32 of the PDF. This project was Fast Tracked by the County of Riverside and ready for approval but because the community became a city it became our issue, the only thing the city needed to do was approve it all the paperwork was done.

2.A Environmental Assessment No. 41648 (EA41648), General Plan Amendment No. 891 (GPA00891), Change of Zone 7608 (CZ7608) and Plot Plan No. 23188 (PP23188)
Applicant: Jerry Tartaglino, Palm Desert Development
Location: South of Catt Rd., east of Arnett and west of Fox Ridge Lane
GPA00891: Project proposes to amend the project’s site land use designation use from Community Development Medium Density Residential (CD-MDR, 2-5 dwelling unit per acre) to Community Development Highest Density Residential (CD-HHDR 20+ dwelling units per acre)
CZ07608: The change of zone proposes to change the project site’s current zoning classification from Rural Residential (R‐R) to General Residential (R‐3).
PP23188: The Plot Plan proposes to construct 208 one and two bedroom units with one managers unit for a total of 209 units in 10 two story buildings and a community building. The project includes 243 parking spaces, two maintenance buildings, walking areas, putting green, circuit training locations, water quality/detention basin, off‐site storm drainage facilities, improvements to Catt Road and community gardens.
Environmental Action: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), that although the proposed project could have a significant effect on the environment; there will not be a significant effect in this case because a MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION will be adopted.
Planner: Gary Wayne, gwayne@cityofwildomar.org
The minutes for the meeting show the questions citizens were asking about this project
http://www.cityofwildomar.org/uploads/files/minutes/01-28-09-cm.pdf

This was in Planning Commission Agenda for January 21, 2009.
http://www.cityofwildomar.org/uploads/files/minutes/01-21-09-pa.pdf
The Agenda Packet is not available on the city website, the minutes for that meeting are.

MOTION: This item is for information only, no action is needed.
The minutes for that meeting starting on page 6 contain questions asked by Planning Commissioners, back when the city included these discussions in the minutes.
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City Council Action on January 28, 2009 was as follows:
Council Member Ade move to approve Resolution No. 09-05, seconded by Council Member Cashman
Resolution 09-05 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NUMBER 08-0165 TO CHANGE THE GENERAL PLAN DESIGNATION FROM (MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL) TO HIGHEST DENSITY RESIDENTIAL FOR ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBERS 380-100-008-4, 380-100-009-5, 380-100-010-5, 380-100-011-5 & 380-100-012-7

Roll Call Vote: Ayes 5, Nays 0, motion carried.

Council Member Swanson moved to introduce and hold first reading of Ordinance No. 23, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Moore.
Ordinance No. 23 (Introduction and first reading) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING THE CITY OF WILDOMAR ZONING MAP FROM R-R (RURAL RESIDENTIAL) TO R-3 (GENERAL RESIDENTIAL) FOR ASSESSOR’S PARCEL NUMBERS 380-100-008-4, 380-100-009-5, 380-100-010-5, 380-100-011-5 & 380-100-012-7

Roll Call Vote: Ayes 5, Nays 0, motion carried.

 

2nd General Plan Amendment

City of Wildomar City Council February 25, 2009
2.A General Plan Amendment No. 762 (GPA762), Change of Zone 7207 (CZ9207), Tentative Tract Map No. 33987 (TTR33987) and Environmental Assessment (EA) No. 40319
Applicant: Glen Daigle
Location: south of La Estrella St., east of the 15 Frwy, and north of Glazebrook Rd.
Proposal: (GPA762) Proposes to change lots 1, 2 and the remainder parcel from Community Medium Density Residential and Community Development: Commercial Office to Community Development: Medium High Density Residential
(CZ7202): Change the existing zoning of lot 1 from Rural Residential (R-R) to General Residential (R-3), lot 2 and the remainder parcel from Rural Residential (R-R) to Watercourse, Watershed & Conservation Areas (W-1) and lots 3 and 4 from Rural Residential (R-R) to Commercial Office (C-O)
TR33987: A subdivision to divide 24.37 acres into 4 lots with a remainder parcel. Lots 1 consist of 81 condominium units on 8.95 gross acres, Lot 2 and the remainder consist of 2.84 acres of open space. Lot 3 is comprised of 9.82 acres and Lot 4 comprised of 1.95 acres, both are designated as future commercial development.

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City Clerk Schroeder read the title of Resolution No. 09‐11.
RESOLUTION NO. 09‐11 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR ADOPTING THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE PROJECT DESCRIBED IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT NO. 40319 FOR GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT 762, CHANGE OF ZONE 7207
Mayor Pro Tem Moore moved to approve Resolution No. 09‐11, seconded Council Member Swanson. Roll call vote: Ayes: 3, Mayor Farnam, Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Council Member Swanson. Nays: 1, Council Member Cashman. Abstention: 1, Council Member Ade. Motion carried.

City Clerk Schroeder read the title of Resolution No. 09‐12.
RESOLUTION NO. 09‐12 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 762 TO CHANGE THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE DESIGNATIONS FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL OFFICE TO MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL FOR LOT 1 OF TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 33987 LOCATIONS ON PORTIONS OF PROPERTIES WITH ASSESSOR PARCEL NUMBERS OF 376‐410‐002 AND 376‐410‐024
Council Member Swanson moved to approve Resolution No. 09‐12, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Moore. Roll call vote: Ayes: ‐ 3, Mayor Farnam, Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Council
Member Swanson. Nays: 2, Council Members Ade, Cashman. Motion carried.

City Clerk Schroeder read the title of Ordinance No. 23.
ORDINANCE NO. 23 (Introduction and first reading) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR FOR LOT 1 AND A REMAINDER PARCEL OF TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 33987 FROM RURAL RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUM HGIH DESNITY RESIDENTIAL AND FOR LOT 2 OF TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 33987 FROM RURAL RESIDENTIAL TO WATERCOURSE, WATERSHED & CONSERVATION AREA, AND FOR LOTS 3 AND 4 FROM RURAL RESIDENTIAL TO COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR PROPERTIES IDENTIFIED WITH ASSESSORS PARCEL NUMBERS 376‐410‐002 AND 376‐410‐024
Mayor Pro Tem Moore moved to introduce and hold first reading of Ordinance No. 23, seconded by Council Member Swanson. Roll call vote: Ayes: ‐ 3, Mayor Farman, Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Council Member Swanson. Nays: 2, Council Members Ade and Cashman. Motion carried.
The misspellings in the above ordinance are as written in the City Council minutes of February 28th. Also note that Ordinance 23 was used twice, once on January 28th and again on February 25th

A 3rd General Plan Amendment, Housing Element Adoption – General Plan Amendment No. 12-01, was attempted on June 13, 2012 at which time a protest letter was received, on recommendation of Thomas Jex item was continued until July 11th, 2012
July 11th at the recommendation of Matt Bassi item was continued until October 10, 2012
October 10th the city council tabled indefinitely

3rd General Plan Amendment
City of Wildomar City Council Agenda March 27, 2013
1. Oak Creek Canyon Project (Planning Application No. 11-0261)

RESOLUTION NO. 2013 -10
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AND CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2012031064) AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE OAK CREEK CANYON RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECT CONSISTING OF GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 11-0261, CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 11-0261, FARM SPECIFIC PLAN NO. 116-C/W, AMENDMENT NO. 4 (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 11-0261) AND TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 36388

RESOLUTION NO. 2013 -11
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 11-0261) TO: 1) AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREAS NO. 9 AND 18; 2) TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (ON A PORTION OF APN: 362-080-004) TO COMMERCIAL RETAIL FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 19 AND 3) INCREASE THE SIZE OF PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 19 FROM 1.0 ACRES TO 5.0 ACRES AND RELOCATE THE PHASE/PLANNING AREA TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BUNDY CANYON ROAD AND SUNSET AVENUE (ON A PORTION OF APN: 362-080-004) FOR THE OAK CREEK CANYON RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECT

ORDINANCE NO.77
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 11-0261) TO CHANGE THE ZONING MAP FROM: 1) R-1 (ONE-FAMILY DWELLING) TO R-4 (PLANNED RESIDENTIAL ZONE) FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 9; 2) R-1 (ONE-FAMILY DWELLING) TO R-4 (PLANNED RESIDENTIAL ZONE) FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 18; AND 3) C-P-S (SCENIC HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL) TO C-1/C-P (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 19 FOR THE OAK CREEK CANYON RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECT

All three items were continued to a Special meeting on April 23, 2013

On April 23, 2013 a motion was made to continue the public hearing to May 8, 2013 at which time a motion was made to continue the item to an adjourned regular city council meeting on May 22, 2013 at which time:
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A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, to adopt a Resolution, as amended, entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2013 – 10
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING AND CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2012031064) AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE OAK CREEK CANYON RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECT CONSISTING OF GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 11-0261, CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 11-0261, FARM SPECIFIC PLAN NO. 116-C/W, AMENDMENT NO. 4 (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 11-0261) AND TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 36388
MOTION carried, 4-1, with Councilman Cashman dissenting.

A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, seconded by Councilwoman Moore, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2013 – 11
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 11-0261) TO: 1) AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREAS NO. 9 AND 18; 2) TO AMEND THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE MAP FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (ON A PORTION OF APN: 362-080-004) TO COMMERCIAL RETAIL FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 19 AND 3) INCREASE THE SIZE OF PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 19 FROM 1.0 ACRES TO 5.0 ACRES AND RELOCATE THE PHASE/PLANNING AREA TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BUNDY CANYON ROAD AND SUNSET AVENUE (ON A PORTION OF APN: 362-080-004) FOR THE OAK CREEK CANYON RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECT
MOTION carried, 4-1, with Councilman Cashman dissenting.

A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 77
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 11-0261) TO CHANGE THE ZONING MAP FROM: 1) R-1 (ONE-FAMILY DWELLING) TO R-4 (PLANNED RESIDENTIAL ZONE) FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 9; 2) R-1 (ONE-FAMILY DWELLING) TO R-4 (PLANNED RESIDENTIAL ZONE) FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 18; AND 3) C-P-S (SCENIC HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL) TO C-1/C-P (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) FOR PHASE/PLANNING AREA NO. 19 FOR THE OAK CREEK CANYON RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL PROJECT
MOTION carried, 4-1, with Councilman Cashman dissenting.

At the end of all that:
A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, seconded by Councilwoman Moore, to adjourn this City Council meeting to an adjourned regular meeting on June 5, 2013.
MOTION carried, 5-0.

At the June 5, 2013 adjourned meeting Ordinance 77 received its second reading.
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4th General Plan Amendment
City of Wildomar City Council/Cemetery District Agenda December 11, 2013
2.2 City of Wildomar 2013-2021 Housing Element Update

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A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Moore, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, to adopt a Resolution entitled.
RESOLUTION NO. 2013 – 45
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2013051001) AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE 2013–2021 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE PROJECT CONSISTING OF GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 13-02, ZONE CHANGE NOS. 13-02 & 13-03; AND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NOS.13-03, 13-04, 13-05 & 13-06
MOTION carried on the following roll call vote:
AYE: Council Members Benoit, Moore, Mayor Pro Tem Swanson,
Mayor Walker
NO: Council Member Cashman
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Moore, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, to adopt a Resolution entitled.
RESOLUTION NO. 2013 – 46
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 13-02 TO: 1) ADOPT THE 2013–2021 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE; 2) CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MHDR) TO HIGHEST DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (HHDR) FOR THREE (3) PARCELS (APN’S: 380-220-002; 370- 400-009; & 380-270-013); 3) CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM BUSINESS PARK (BP) TO HIGHEST DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (HHDR) FOR ONE (1) PARCEL (APN: 380-250-003 – THE SOUTHERLY 10-ACRE PORTION OF SAID PARCEL); AND 4) A CHANGE TO TABLE LU-4 OF THE GENERAL PLAN LAND USE ELEMENT (PAGE LU-42) TO ESTABLISH A MINIMUM DENSITY OF AT LEAST 30 UNITS/ACRE AND A MINIMUM SITE DEVELOPMENT SIZE OF 30% OF SITE FOR MULTI-FAMILY PROJECTS FOR ANY PROPERTY WITH THE MUPA LAND USE DESIGNATION
MOTION carried on the following roll call vote:
AYE: Council Members Benoit, Cashman, Moore, Mayor Pro Tem
Swanson, Mayor Walker
NO: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Moore, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Swanson, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 84
AN ORDINANCE OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT NO. 13-06 TO AMEND TITLE 17 OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADOPT A MIXED USE OVERLAY ZONE TO COMPLY WITH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2013-2021 HOUSING ELEMENT PROGRAMS
MOTION carried on the following roll call vote:
AYE: Council Members Benoit, Moore, Mayor Pro Tem Swanson,
Mayor Walker
NO: Council Member Cashman
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None
A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Moore, seconded by Mayor Pro
Tem Swanson, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance
entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 85
AN ORDINANCE OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 13-02 FOR THE ADOPTION OF AN IMPLEMENTING MIXED USE (MU) OVERLAY ZONE DISTRICT FOR 20 PARCELS WITH THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION OF MIXED USE PLANNING AREA (MUPA) FOR APN’S: 376-190-001; 380-160-005; 380-160-009; 376-410-021; 380-160-006; 380-160-004; 376-410-017; 362-250-001; 376-190-002; 380-160-007; 376-180-006; 367-050-068; 380-160-003; 367-180-015; 367-180-043; 376-410-016; 362-250-029; 380-160-008; 367-050-064; 376-410-015
MOTION carried on the following roll call vote:
AYE: Council Members Benoit, Moore, Mayor Pro Tem Swanson,
Mayor Walker
NO: Council Member Cashman
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Moore, seconded by Mayor Pro
Tem Swanson, to table an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 86
AN ORDINANCE OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 13-03 TO CHANGE THE EXISTING ZONING DESIGNATION FROM R-R (RURAL RESIDENTIAL ZONE) TO R-4 (PLANNED RESIDENTIAL ZONE) FOR FOUR (4) PARCELS (APN’S: 380-220-002; 370-400-009; 380-270-013 & 380-250-003-THE SOUTHERLY 10-ACRE PORTION OF SAID PARCEL)
MOTION carried on the following roll call vote:
AYE: Council Members Benoit, Cashman, Moore, Mayor Pro Tem
Swanson, Mayor Walker
NO: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

Fifth General Plan Amendment
City of Wildomar City Council Minutes November 12, 2015
2.2 Villa Sienna Apartment Project

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A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Moore, seconded by
Councilman Walker, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2015 – 67
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 20144011081), INCLUDING ADOPTION OF FINDINGS OF FACT, STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS AND A MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE VILLA SIENA APARTMENT PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 13-0089) CONSISTING OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FROM MHDR TO VHDR, A CHANGE OF ZONE FROM I-P TO R-3, AND A PLOT PLAN TO DEVELOP A 170-UNIT APARTMENT PROJECT, SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ELIZABETH LANE AND PRIELIPP ROAD (APN: 380-290-029)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Cashman, Swanson, Walker, Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Mayor
Benoit
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Swanson, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Moore, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2015 – 68
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR THE VILLA SIENA APARTMENT PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 13-0089) TO CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MHDR) TO VERY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (VHDR) FOR A 170-UNIT APARTMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ELIZABETH LANE AND PRIELIPP ROAD (APN: 380-290-029)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Cashman, Swanson, Walker, Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Mayor
Benoit
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None
A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Moore, seconded by Councilwoman Swanson, to Introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 112
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE FOR THE VILLA SIENA APARTMENT PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 13-0089) FROM I-P (INDUSTRIAL PARK) TO R-3 (GENERAL RESIDENTIAL) FOR A 170-UNIT APARTMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF ELIZABETH LANE AND PRIELIPP ROAD (APN: 380-290-029)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Cashman, Swanson, Walker, Mayor Pro Tem Moore, Mayor
Benoit
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

Sixth General Plan Amendment (includes two projects Horizon and Grove Park)
City of Wildomar City Council/Cemetery District Agenda February 10, 2016
2.1 Horizon’s Mixed-Use Development Project

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A MOTION was made by Mayor Moore, seconded by Councilwoman
Swanson, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 13
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (EIR – SCH# 2015011021) INCLUDING ADOPTION OF A FINAL EIR, FINDINGS OF FACT / STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS, AND A MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM (MMRP) FOR THE HORIZONS MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14- 0040) CONSISTING OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT; CHANGE OF ZONE; A TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM 36672); CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT; AND PLOT PLAN LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ELIZABETH LANE AND PRIELIPP ROAD (APN: 380-250-023)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Benoit, Cashman, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None
A MOTION was made by Mayor Moore, seconded by Councilman Benoit,
to continue consideration of the remaining Horizons Mixed-Use
Development project and ordinance until after the close of the public
hearing on the Grove Park Mixed-Use Development project.
City Attorney Jex explained State law limits the number to 4 of General
Plan Amendments the City can do per year. However, you can combine a
number of amendments into one Resolution and then only counts as one.
In speaking with the Planning Department, they are processing a number
of amendments that will come forward throughout the year. This was
seen as an opportunity to combine amendments, especially since it is the
same Developer. The remaining items on this item will be moved to the
end of the next item and then they will be taken at that time.
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Benoit, Cashman, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

2.2 Grove Park Mixed-Use Development Project
A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 17
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2014121064), INCLUDING ADOPTION OF FINDINGS OF FACT AND STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE GROVE PARK MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0069) CONSISTING OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, A CHANGE OF ZONE, A TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP (TPM NO. 36673), AND A PLOT PLAN TO DEVELOP A 55,000+ SQUARE-FOOT RETAIL/OFFICE CENTER AND A 162-UNIT MULTI-FAMILY APARTMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CLINTON KEITH ROAD AND YAMAS DRIVE (APN: 380-250-003)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Benoit, Cashman, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, to adopt a Resolution entitled:

RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 14
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0040) TO CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION ON APPROXIMATELY 18.41 NET ACRES FROM BUSINESS PARK (BP) TO COMMERCIAL RETAIL (CR) ON THE SOUTHERLY 7.73+ ACRES, AND TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (HDR) ON THE NORTHERLY 10.68+ ACRES TO ACCOMMODATE THE HORIZONS MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ELIZABETH LANE AND PRIELIPP ROAD (APN: 380-250-023); AND APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0069) TO CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION ON 10+ ACRES FROM BUSINESS PARK (BP) TO COMMERCIAL RETAIL (CR) TO ACCOMMODATE THE GROVE PARK MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CLINTON KEITH ROAD AND YAMAS DRIVE (APN: 380-250-003)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Benoit, Cashman, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None

A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 117
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0069) FROM R-R (RURAL RESIDENTIAL) TO C-P-S (SCENIC HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL) ON THE NORTHERLY 10+ ACRES OF THE SITE FOR THE GROVE PARK MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF CLINTON KEITH ROAD AND YAMAS DRIVE (APN: 380-250-003)

2.1 Horizon’s Mixed-Use Development Project
A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, seconded by Councilman Benoit, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 116
AN ORDINANCE OF CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0040) FOR THE HORIZONS MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FROM R-R (RURAL RESIDENTIAL) TO C-1/C-P (GENERAL COMMERCIAL) FOR THE SOUTHERLY 7.73+ NET ACRES OF THE PROJECT SITE, AND FROM R-R (RURAL RESIDENTIAL) TO R-3 (GENERAL RESIDENTIAL) FOR THE NORTHERLY 10.68+ NET ACRES OF THE PROJECT SITE LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF ELIZABETH LANE AND PRIELIPP ROAD (APN: 380-250-023)

Seventh General Plan Amendment
City of Wildomar City Council/Cemetery District Agenda July 13, 2016
2.5 Baxter Village Mixed Use Project

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A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, seconded by Councilwoman Swanson, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 44
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2014121047), INCLUDING ADOPTION OF THE FINAL EIR, FINDINGS OF FACT, STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE BAXTER VILLAGE MIXED-USE PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0002) CONSISTING OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, CHANGE OF ZONE, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM 36674) AND PLOT PLAN ON APPROXIMATELY 35.48 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BAXTER ROAD AND I-15 FREEWAY (APN: 367-180-
015 & 367-180-043)

A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, seconded by Councilwoman Swanson, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 45
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0002) TO CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION ON APPROXIMATELY 35.48 ACRES FROM MIXED USE PLANNING AREA (MUPA) TO MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MHDR), VERY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (VHDR) AND COMMERCIAL RETAIL (CR) TO ACCOMMODATE BAXTER VILLAGE MIXED-USE PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0002) LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BAXTER ROAD AND I-15 FREEWAY (APN: 367-180-015 & 367-180-043)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following voice vote:
YEA: Benoit, Cashman, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None
A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Swanson, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 121
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0002) TO REMOVE THE MIXED USE OVERLAY DISTRICT FROM THE ENTIRE SITE AND TO CHANGE THE EXISTING ZONING DESIGNATION ON A PORTION OF THE SITE FROM SCENIC HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL (C-P-S) TO R-3 (GENERAL RESIDENTIAL) AND TO R-4 (PLANNED RESIDENTIAL) TO ACCOMMODATE BAXTER VILLAGE MIXED-USE PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 14-0002) LOCATED AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF BAXTER ROAD AND I-15 FREEWAY (APN: 367-180-015 & 367-180-043)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following voice vote:
YEA: Benoit, Cashman, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

Eighth General Plan Amendment
City of Wildomar City Council/Cemetery District Agenda December 14, 2016
2.1 Westpark Promenade Mixed-Use Project

http://www.cityofwildomar.org/uploads/files/minutes/12-14-16-cm.pdf
A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 60
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, CERTIFYING AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SCH# 2014021022), INCLUDING ADOPTION OF FINDINGS OF FACT, STATEMENT OF OVERRIDING CONSIDERATIONS AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND REPORTING PROGRAM FOR THE WESTPARK PROMENADE MIXED-USE PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 13-0082) CONSISTING OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, CHANGE OF ZONE, TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP NO. 36612, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 36781, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP NO. 36782, AND PLOT PLAN NO. 13-0082 LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE 1-15 FREEWAY AND CATT ROAD (APN: 376-410-013, 376-410- 023 & 376-410-025)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:
YEA: Benoit, Nigg, Swanson, Mayor Pro Tem Walker, Mayor Moore
NAY: None
ABSTAIN: None
ABSENT: None

A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro
Tem Walker, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2016 – 61
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 13-0082 TO CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM COMMERCIAL OFFICE (CO) TO COMMERCIAL RETAIL (CR) ON 14.2 ACRES AND TO VERY HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (VHDR) ON 13.48 ACRES LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE 1-15 FREEWAY AND CATT ROAD (APN: 376-410-013, 376-410-023 & 376-410-025)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:

A MOTION was made by Councilman Benoit, seconded by Mayor Pro Tem Walker, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 127
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 13-0082) TO CHANGE THE EXISTING ZONING DESIGNATION FROM C-P-S (SCENIC HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL) TO R-3 (GENERAL RESIDENTIAL) FOR A 13.48 ACRE PORTION OF THE PROJECT SITE LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE 1-15 FREEWAY AND CATT ROAD (APN: 376-410-013, 376-410-023 & 376-410-025)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:

Ninth General Plan Amendment
City of Wildomar City Council/Cemetery District Agenda February 8, 2017
2.1 Nova Homes Residential Project

http://www.cityofwildomar.org/uploads/files/minutes/02-08-17-cm.pdf
A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Benoit, seconded by Councilwoman Moore, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017 – 01
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR,
CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
(MND – SCH# 2016081009) AND MITIGATION MONITORING AND
REPORTING PROGRAM (MMRP) FOR THE NOVA HOMES
RESIDENTIAL PROJECT (PLANNING APPLICATION NO. 15-0129)
CONSISTING OF A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, CHANGE OF
ZONE, TENTATIVE TRACT MAP (TTM 36952) AND PLOT PLAN ON
APPROXIMATELY 11.25 ACRES LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF
GEORGE AVENUE ABOUT 660 FEET NORTH OF CLINTON KEITH
ROAD (APN:362-250-001 & 362-250-026)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:

A MOTION was made by Councilwoman Moore, seconded by Councilman Nigg, to adopt a Resolution entitled:
RESOLUTION NO. 2017 – 02
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WILDOMAR,
CALIFORNIA, APPROVING GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 15-
0129 TO CHANGE THE EXISTING LAND USE DESIGNATION ON
APPROXIMATELY 11.25 ACRES FROM MIXED USE PLANNING AREA
(MUPA) TO MEDIUM HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL (MHDR),
INCLUDING VACATION OF DEPASQUALE ROAD THROUGH THE
PROJECT AREA LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF GEORGE AVENUE
ABOUT 660 FEET NORTH OF CLINTON KEITH ROAD (APN:362-250-
001 & 362-250-026)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:

A MOTION was made by Mayor Pro Tem Benoit, seconded by Councilwoman Moore, to introduce and approve first reading of an Ordinance entitled:
ORDINANCE NO. 130
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
WILDOMAR, CALIFORNIA, APPROVING A CHANGE OF ZONE NO. 15-
0129 TO REMOVE THE EXISTING MIXED-USE OVERLAY DISTRICT
DESIGNATION FROM A 5.85 ACRE PORTION OF THE SITE (APN 362-
250-001) AND CHANGE THE EXISTING ZONING DESIGNATION ON
THE ENTIRE SITE FROM R-R (RURAL RESIDENTIAL) TO R-4
(PLANNED RESIDENTIAL)
MOTION carried, 5-0, by the following vote:

Has Wildoslavia failed again

Is this pothole the result of wildoslavia not cleaning out another storm drain

Evidence of a Storm Drain below this hole is provided by the Lakeland Village Master Drainage Plan

In the black circle is where this pothole is

This is so reminiscent of the Prairie Street Storm Drain of a couple of years ago.

This was the second time this occurred within weeks.


The outflow end of the above drain. This was taken 2 years ago and nothing has been done since.

Good Idea, Bad Plan

There is a move about town to install a “Drinking Fountain”, for dogs and humans, at the infamous Regency-Heritage Park located in the northwest side of Wildoslavia. While the idea has been batted about for a number of years the city has apparently located a willing child and sold them on doing a “Scout Project” to cause this fountain project to spring to life.

The idea is a good one and has been long sought after by dog owners, the few that use the DG covered dog park, as the summer months are rather warm in this part of the world where there is little grass to play on.

Above Picture taken in July

Even in Winter there is little grass in this neglected park

The above picture taken in December, the green outside dog park is weeds

The plan is bad plan because this park is a part of the, poorly maintained, drainage system that directs waters from several areas of Wildoslavia, namely to the south as far as Marna O’Brien Park and the hills to the Southwest of the park above the Woodmoor Tract of homes.

The red lines are the existing storm drain infrastructure, the blue line is the proposed additon. The following pictures show the areas where these enter the park

The above picture is looking southwest towards the hills above the Woodmoor Tract

The above picture is looking south towards Marna O’Brien Park, notice the wire has been lifted to facilitate the flow of water, presumably by city staff.

Above picture is looking east towards Palomar St.

The above picture is looking into the park from the Palomar pipe, notice the debris that has been there for years and still is.

In the past it has resulted in much damage being done to this park.

 

The above pictures were taken in September of 2014

This damage still happens today

Notice the engineered material that cost thousands of dollars is saturated from a December 2016 storm. The damage is so severe the swings have been removed.

Taken the day after Christmas 2016 near the drain for this Tot-Lot in Regency-Heritage Park

This poorly maintained drainage system for this park is slated for an upgrade somewhere in the future, brought to you by Riverside County Flood Control and Water  Conservation (RCFC&WCD), the upgrade is a part of the recently (January 2014) adopted Lakeland Village Master Drainage Plan

This Lakeland Village Master Drainage Plan (Lakeland Village MDP) calls for the current 10 foot wide X 18 inch deep channel through Regency-Heritage Park to be widened to 42 feet in width X 6 feet in depth. This new channel, referred to as “Open Channel A” will be capable of handling a 100-year event consisting of 1,115 cubic feet of water a second.
The city has known about this concept since they were notified by a concerned citizen more than 2 ½  years ago. Refer to

REGENCY HERITAGE PARK MORPHING INTO OPEN CHANNEL A

 

The above article was written in February of 2014

What does the city lose when this “Open Channel A” is constructed. Nobody really knows at the present time. The RCFC&WCD has a concept but no engineering has been done.

It is possible that 30 feet of the enclosed area currently called the dog park will disappear making the existing dog park smaller while at the same time making it more likely to survive as future flooding will be eliminated. It also means that whatever “Drinking Fountain” installed will lose its water source as the metered water is located on the east entrance nearest Autumn Oak Place.

That is unless the city plans for the new water pipe feeding the “Drinking Fountain” to be installed below the 6 foot depth of the future channel. Does that sound like a “Scout Project”, not many are qualified to operate a backhoe.

 

 

WILDOMAR CEMETERY NON-COMPLIANT

Wildomar Cemetery access is currently not ADA compliant on weekends and holidays. This was first observed during an event at the cemetery on a Saturday morning in May, and proven once again during a recent visit on the Fourth of July when photographic evidence shows that the three gates wide enough for wheelchair access are locked.

Front Gate facing Palomar

Front Gate facing Palomar

Side Gate facing Gruwell

Side Gate facing Gruwell

Rear Gate facing Parking Lot for Little League

Rear Gate facing Parking Lot for Little League

The only other proper entry point is a narrow passageway through the block wall on Gruwell about 200 feet from its intersection with Palomar St. (All other entry points require on to climb over the wall)

Along Gruwell St.

Along Gruwell St.

Having brought this to the attention of the city council, June 8th, where the mayor no less challenged the assertion without merit and the balance of the council was unable to respond as this was a “Public Comment” where response is prohibited by council rules.

Width of opening is 24 1/2 inches

Width of opening is 24 1/2 inches

The minimum width required for wheelchair access is 32 inches for a standard wheelchair per ADA Access Guide.

Per ADA Guideline

Per ADA Guideline

After having spent $31,000 installing a wheelchair swing in Marna O’Brien Park (for the second time) maybe the city could spend a couple hundred dollars to saw cut a wider passage way, 8 inches and provide a level concrete surface through it.

FRIENDS OF THE MISSION TRAIL LIBRARY

Saturday June 4, 2016, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, during the Community Health Fair being held at Marna O’Brien Park.
Come hear about ‘Friends of the Mission Trail Library” an organization that has been around for the last fifteen years, but this may be the last year of its existence if new members are not found.
Members have served the community by providing funding and volunteers for the Friends Bookstore along with numerous library programs such as the Summer Reading Program.
The existing membership is aging, the average age of the board is approaching 76 years, many having served 2-3 terms and although their enthusiasm for the library and its programs is far from waning, the added duties of maintaining the organization is becoming daunting,
Please come out and hear about how you can join this worthy organization and give back to your community in a worthwhile way.
On hand will be several long time members to answer your questions and membership applications can be obtained, filled out and submitted or you can mail them in.
Younger members are being sought to bring this organization into the 21st century.

Also on hand will be a book written by a past resident and renowned poet who lived and worked with the Rudolph Brown Family over several summers in the late 1920’s.
An excerpt from “Give God a Flower” The sun Is burning clouds up over Lame Mare Hill As Rudolph Brown comes strolling from the barn.
Book 1

Book 2

DID YOU FEEL IT ?

An earthquake smack in the heart of wildomar.

A whooping 1.0 at 14.7 km or 9.2 miles depth

The link below will take you to a site which gives basic information, click on interactive map and zoom in.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/ci37521960#general_region

This occurred at 9:07:08 last evening in the area near Wildomar Assisted Living facility and Anne Sullivan School.

This is the second time in a month, the last one occurred just north-west on Palomar near the Cemetery.

OH HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

The City of Wildomar will be holding three public hearings in the near future to establish “VOTING BY DISTRICT” as was originally the choice of the community when citizens voted to become a city in 2008. With a simple question they chose “By District”

Measure D – Future Wildomar Elections
24/24 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
By District 3,457 56.96%
At Large 2,612 43.04%
Total 6,069 100.00%

The city council assumed that voters did not understand what they were voting for in that 2008 election so they devised a series of confusing measures that were placed on the November 3, 2009 ballot.

I – Wildomar Council At Large
13/13 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
YES 1,397 60.45%
NO 914 39.55%
Total 2,311 100.00%

J – Wildomar Council By District
13/13 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
NO 1,802 79.45%
YES 466 20.55%
Total 2,268 100.00%

K – Wildomar Council From Districts
13/13 100.00%
Vote Count Percent
NO 1,896 83.82%
YES 366 16.18%
Total 2,262 100.00%

In splitting the vote they achieved the city council’s goal of “At Large” elections.

Apparently a number of cities in recent weeks have received a letter from a law firm requesting they consider establishing a vote by district format in order to achieve a more equitable representation of its citizens. Either that or explain before a judge why they don’t need to.

The link below opens the letter received by the City of Hemet on December 22, 2015. Only the name will have been changed but is more than likely the same a received by the City of Wildomar

295366403-HEMET-Threat-of-lawsuit-prompts-change-to-district-elections

The Wildomar city council decided rather than fight the matter, which could have cost hundreds of thousands, they would establish districts in time for the upcoming elections in November. At that time 2 council members would be up for election.

On has to wonder how long the city council has known about this item, as the City of Hemet received their letter on December 22, 2015 and made the decision to establish districts.
(This question has been answered by a Press Release on January 14, 2015. The city of wildomar received its letter on December 21, 2015)

Thanks to the “California Public Records Act” the number of citizens that will receive the above “Press Release” from the city of wildomar is a known number and it is minuscule. Only 225 names are on the list (when one removes duplicate names this list is less than 220).

The question that remains to be decided in upcoming public meetings is will these elections be “from district” whereby the entire city vote for council members from each of the districts
(Update: apparently SB 493 mentioned below limits the city council to only changing to a “by district” method of voting explained below without having to go to the voters.)

This is what the city of wildomar is going to do adopt a city ordinance for elections “by district”

The three public hearings are just formality with no real meaning as of yet.

or “by district” only the registered voters in a district vote in the election to choose the council member from that area.
A candidate for the city council must reside in the district in which he or she is running.

This decision was made easier by the passage of SB 493, Cannella. Elections in cities: by or from districts, which was signed into law by the governor on October 10, 2015
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB493

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE BROWN HOUSE

Below are two reports required by the County of Riverside before the “Brown House” could be moved from it original location on Grand Avenue. The house was moved in January of 2006 from its previous location northwest of McVicar and Grand Avenue to its present location, currently called Baxter Rd., and is clearly visible from the freeway.

Brown 2

Brown 3

Read this information carefully and then you be the judge as to whether you wish to invest your time, energy and money into saving this structure.

Brown House

The first link opens a PDF. of the Cultural Resources Assessment done for the developer in April of 2004, it is 13.5 MB in size.

Cultural Resources Assessment 2004 Brown House

The second link opens the PDF. of the Historic Resources Assessment Done in October of 2004 for the same developer, it is 1.7 MB in size.

Wildomar Assessment Final Rpt_2004

Both of these reports are fraught with inaccuracies. Neither one truly answers the question of when this house was built or when additions were made.
An interesting factoid about a historical building “Easterbrook” in Wildomar is found on page 5 of the first report along with a glaring inaccuracy concerning the history of that same building, namely the person credited with building it was not born until 6 years after it was reportedly built.

The second report states that Dr. Brown with his wife arrived in Wildomar in 1890.
All 4 children were born in Ohio starting in 1891 – 1897.
as verified by “Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962”
It is reported that Dr. Brown started his practice in Wildomar in 1890.
Dr. Brown graduated from Starling Medical College, Ohio in 1886 but was only granted a certificate to practice medicine in Wildomar, California on April 7, 1896. As reported in the Pacific Medical Journal, Volume 39 (Page 330)
https://books.google.com/books?id=n75XAAAAMAAJ&lr=
Search for Oscar Brown, he is found on page 330

Press and Horticulturist – Dec 4, 1897
Dr. Brown and family have settled in their new home on Olive Street. (Now Pecan St. in Wildomar.)
Wildomar Dec 8 (Special Correspondence) Mr. Burnham, who has cancer of the eye, has decided to have the eye removed. Dr. Brown was to have performed the operation yesterday, but postponed it until today, as some things he needed did not get here.

Press and Horticulturist – Dec 18, 1897
Dr. BROWN has bought the HAMPTON place. Consideration $650

The Press and Horticulturist can be read at
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2468&dat=18850806&id=ciszAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9QAGAAAAIBAJ&pg=1263,516533&hl=en

Another report was generated in 2006 but is not listed here.
This report was done by
JOSH SMALLWOOD, RPA of Hemet California
Photo-Documentation and Consultation with Local Community: Rudolph J. Brown Ranch, 22060 Grand Avenue, Wildomar, Riverside County, California (2006). Historical Archaeologist responsible for completing the photo-documentation and plan-view drawings of existing buildings at the Rudolph J. Brown Ranch in anticipation of the relocation or removal of the buildings as part of a proposed residential development project.

WILDOMAR ASS-U-ME’S RESPONSIBILITY

At the May 13, 2015 Wildomar City Council Meeting staff was directed to assume ownership and maintenance responsibilities for certain parcels of land lying between Grand Avenue and Palomar Street.
A total of six parcels were added to correct a 2009 agreement. APN’s 370-443-018, 370-443-019, 370-493-027, 370-493-028, 370-500-018 and 370-500-019. (Regency Heritage Park) Parcel number 370-500-020 was originally transferred along with Marna O’Brien Park, Windsong Park and an additional strip of storm channel bordering Windsong Park.
This correction to the original agreement in my opinion continues to lack the mention of two APN’s thereby leaving those two parcels in the hands of the county.

Compare to the map in the council agenda and see if you can tell which two parcels are never mentioned.

Compare to the map in the council agenda and see if you can tell which two parcels are never mentioned.

http://www.cityofwildomar.org/uploads/files/minutes/05-13-15-cap.pdf
The complete picture above is on page 319 of 675

CITY OF WILDOMAR – CITY COUNCIL
Agenda Item #1.15
SUBJECT:
Certificate of Acceptance – Regency Heritage Park and Adjacent Easements

In the background information provided by staff is the following:
The strips of land enhance the city’s trail system by connecting Palomar and Grand Avenue to the Park.

What is left out of this information is the fact this property contains easements for the free flow of water for hundreds of acres of land surrounding Regency Heritage Park (approximately 1500 cubic feet a second during a 100 year event). Regency Tract along with Heritage Tract also drain into the park and this newly acquired property at several points. This with the drainage from as far away as Marna O’Brien Park, portions of the Windmill Tract along with a large portion of the Woodmoor Tract of Homes and the hills located west of Grand Ave. Easements for utility purposes granted to Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District also occupy a portion of these properties.

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A rainy day in February

A rainy day in February

Over the years parts of this property were held by the former Ortega Trails Recreation District and the County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA) under the REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA No. 1-1986, AMENDMENT No. 1, LAKELAND VILLAGE/WILDOMAR SUB-AREA.

Now the City of Wildomar has accepted responsibility for these lots without fully understanding the cost. Looking at the Fiscal impact statement

FISCAL IMPACTS:
Maintenance of the Lots for the Trails will now be the responsibility of the City.

The city appears to be saying the cost will be funded by the Development Impact Fees for Trails even though out of the 26 foot width half is currently relegated to Storm Water Control for which we currently collect nothing in this area for maintenance.
P09-17-14_14.25

A portion of this trail easement lies over a 30 inch storm drain pipe which is 50% occluded with sediment.

P09-17-14_14.24[2]

The last storm drain this city cleaned of approximately the same length and twice the diameter cost over $90,000. If this enclosed system cost half that were looking at almost 50 thousand dollars, not including the open channel portion of approximately 500 feet containing several feet of sediment, trash and weeds.

Then we have the portion under Grand Ave with a connection to the Woodmoor Tract which is filling fast with sediment.

To Woodmoor

To Woodmoor


To the hills west of Grand Ave.

To the hills west of Grand Ave.


Gates are wide open and have been for months

Gates are wide open and have been for months

Maybe you are asking what’s the big deal, the city will surely find the money to improve this trail. If the past is any indicator don’t count on it. I refer you back to a project started by the County of Riverside and lost in the transition to cityhood. The link below explains it well.

http://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar/what-happened-to-our-trail-
A past article about the loss of a $400,000 Redevelopment project on Palomar Bryant Streets.

Then there is the Justin T Hunt Memorial Trail located along the back side of the Windstone Tract of Homes. This 1-1/4 mile D.G. trail is in need of
1. indentity (who owns it) and what happened to the monuments that Supervisor Bob Buster’s office contributed taxpayer monies to the tune of $2,000.00 for
2. TLC numerous areas of broken fences need repair, ruts and holes need to be filled.

One entrance can be found on the mountainside of Grand Ave at the end of Gruwell St.

Gruwell Entrance and Hitching Area.

Gruwell Entrance and Hitching Area.

with the other entrance at the end of Penrose St.

Penrose Entrance - not ADA compliant.

Penrose Entrance – not ADA compliant.

Parking for those wanting security can be had along Grand Ave next to David A Brown Middle School, this is necessary due to both Penrose and Gruwell being unimproved roadways with no clear definition of where the roadway begins and ends.
More on this trail to come.

WILDOMAR’S VERY OWN RAINMAKER

The prescient prognosticators of Wildomar seem to have a clog in the synaptic cleft causing the nerve impulses to wander into the stratosphere of the imagination.

In the Measure Z Oversight Advisory Committee “independent audit” the rainmaker relived an out of body experience explained below.

Park rehab activities at Regency – Heritage park sustained significant damage during an afternoon spring storm in which over 5 inches of rain was received in 2 hours on the freshly planted slopes. The park is part of the County flood control system and acts as a storm drain channel. With the severity of the storm and micros bursts, the channel was inundated with debris which has hampered the parks timely restoration.

Freshly Planted?, the Great Day of Service was held on October 26, 2013. This rain event sounds about as fictional as the narrative provided the League of Cities.
http://www.cacities.org/Member-Engagement/Helen-Putnam-Awards/California-City-Solutions/2014/Great-Day-of-Service-City-of-Wildomar
In which it was claimed $100,000 in donations was raised. (Only if one counts the “anonymous donor”, not, as even with the 40K promised this fell far short of 100K.

The first month with days in the spring season.

The first month with days in the spring season.

This audit is for the 2013-2014 fiscal year with the parks reopening on April 12, 2014.
In most north temperate zone locations, spring months are March, April and May, with spring beginning technically on March 20, 2014 and ending on June 20, 2014.

The month the parks opened shows just under a quarter of an inch

The month the parks opened shows just under a quarter of an inch


The bulk of Aprils rainfall, .200 fell on the 24th and 25th of the month.

Using the data available from WeatherCurrents.com for Wildomar which has a weather station which is located in the City of Wildomar near Durango Ct. and Union St, this places the weather station 3200 feet or 6 tenths of a mile as the crow flies from Regency Heritage Park and 2000 feet from Marna O’Brien one finds this statement to be complete fabrication of someones extremely vivid imagination as the whole rainfall season for 2013-2014 shows less half of the stated rainfall of one micro burst.
Seasonal Rainfall
Like “Punxsutawney Phil” (who was dropped on his head or “Concord Charlie” maybe even the lastest to join “Mojave Maxine” these predictions while fun to hear are about as accurate as shooting spit-wads in a hurricane.

Another bit of fiction in the claim is that Regency Heritage Park is a part of the County Flood system. Although there is an enormous volume of water channeled towards this park only a standard 10 foot wide easement for the free flow of water exist in county records.