Upon city incorporation in 2008, the City of Wildomar adopted the Riverside County Municipal Code. The code includes an open space requirement of 3 acres of neighborhood and community parkland per 1,000 residents. As of 2012, according to the California Department of Finance, Wildomar’s estimated population was 32,719. As demonstrated in Table 3.10.7-1, the city’s current open space inventory includes 542.11 acres (220.92 Open Space Conservation, 306.93 acres of Open Space Recreation and 14.26 acres of Parkland), which surpasses the 98.16 acres required by the City’s Municipal Code.
This statement was included in CITY OF WI LDOMAR, OA K CR E E K CANYON DEVELOPMENT , ADMINISTRATIVE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT for which the City of Wildomar was the lead agency and completed in November of 2012.
These numbers were once again confirmed in the following:
Initial Study for the LENNAR RESIDENTIAL PROJECT TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 36497 (http://www.cityofwildomar.org/uploads/files/environmental/12-0364/Lennar-Residential-Project_IS_MND.pdf ) completed in May of 2013 for which the City of Wildomar was once again the lead agency along with the current author of the Update of the City of Wildomar General Plan ‘PMC World of 6020 Cornerstone Court West, Suite 260, San Diego, Ca 92121
In the current Draft General Plan the City of Wildomar, again the lead agency along with PMC, it is claimed there are 232.2 acres of Open Space Conservation Habitat Land along with 183.1 acres of Open Space Recreation Land (which includes the current 41.26 acres of Parkland).
A quick check of Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority website http://www.wrc-rca.org/interactive_map.asp shows that the city of Wildomar currently has 656.4 acres of Open Space Conservation Habit land.
I am still researching the Open Space Recreation Land but with out a current map of what the city claims is Open Space Recreation land one has to go by the previous map done by the County of Riverside which past research has shown includes a sewage treatment facility, maintenance facilities along with other non-recreational uses.
With such a disparity in numbers one has to wonder just how many more errors there are in this document the City of Wildomar is claiming will be our salvation.
Wildomar’s officials and key staff members never took the necessary legal steps to adopt or “borrow” Riverside County’s General Plan, and they never made any attempt to creative a Wildomar Specific General Plan during the 30-month period in which they were legally required to do so. This situation gets worse the more you know about it. The City not only failed to create a Wildomar General Plan, but also failed to obtain an extension of the 30-month deadline.
According to my sources, the initial city council members discussed the need for a Wildomar Specific General Plan, but then summarily dismissed the idea as being too difficult and far too expensive to tackle. They appear to have been unconcerned about the legal requirements.
In short, they simply “kicked the proverbial can down the road” with regard to the General Plan, which is an absolutely essential foundational document for any city. This is a point which is often missed by much of the public including certain bloggers — who readily admit to being unfamiliar with the legal requirements of General Plans as well as the fact that they have never read most of the lengthy document.
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