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Ladera Ranch Civic Council to Consider Trestles Historic Designation Tonight

Members of the Ladera Ranch Civic Council are encouraged to attend to tonight’s meeting of the Council, at 7 PM at the Santa Margarita Water District Building on Antonio Parkway.  Agenda items include a discussion of the Council’s opposition to efforts underway to designate Trestles as a Historic District.  You can read a letter drafted by the Ladera Ranch Civic Council to the Chairman of the California State Historical Resources Commission in opposition of the Trestles Historic District designation here.  We’ll have more to say on that effort, but needless to say that designating Trestles a Historic District (similar to the Los Rios historic district) would essentially preclude any future plan to put the 241 toll road through to I-5, which is precisely why supporters are pursuing it.  Other agenda items at tonight’s Council meeting include discussions about the Toll Road water discharge requirement and an initiative to purchase bikes for the OC Sheriff to conduct bike patrols in Ladera Ranch (and it wouldn’t surprise us if residents took tonight’s meeting as an opportunity to raise concerns about crime in Ladera Ranch generally).

Membership in the Ladera Ranch Civic Council is free and open to all residents and business owners of Ladera Ranch who are at least 18 years of age.  You can join here.


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