People in North-West Orange County are currently faced with a proposal before the Cypress City Council of a massive industrial facility to be built on 33 acres on Katella Ave. between Lexington (east of Cottonwood Church) & the 24 Hr. Fitness, according to the Orange County 4 Us blog.
In June of 2012, Cypress voters were asked to vote on a land re-zoning measure called Measure L – this measure, if passed, would re-zone the 33 acres at issue, between Lexington and the Los Al Race Track. But first, in order to place a measure on the ballot, the party proposing the measure had to gather thousands of signatures from Cypress residents who were in favor of the issue being brought to the voters. Many Cypress residents have said that the signature gatherers claimed that the land would be re-zoned to allow for “senior housing to be built” on the land – and this understanding is what caused so many residents to agree to sign the petition. It is this understanding that caused so many of us to vote Yes on Measure L. It is that vote of Yes on Measure L that has allowed for ProLogis to propose the type of facility that they are proposing.
There are however efforts underway to defeat Measure A, in a special election set for June 25, 2013. Measure A is 160 pages of bad law!
An organization called Cypress Citizens Preserving Open Space is working to defeat Measure A. They are asking people to continue to go to their Facebook page “like” them and follow them. Working together Los Alamitos, Garden Grove, Stanton, Buena Park, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Long Beach, La Palma and Cypress residents can and will be able to make a difference in protecting the largest open space left in this portion of Orange County.