As reported in The Press-Enterprise on Sunday, Corona city officials say they won’t try again for annexation. According to City Manager Brad Robbins, the LAFCO vote on Sept. 26 to deny Corona’s annexation application was the end of the line for the city’s efforts.
Read The Press-Enterprise story HERE
Since the LAFCO 6-1 vote to deny the application, Residents for Temescal Valley has met and its members have decided to stay organized. RFTV was responsible for collecting more than 4,300 letters from Valley folks who opposed the annexation. According to the PE news story, “LAFCO members cited the vocal opposition by many Temescal Valley residents in voting down the request. Some said the proposal was one of the most hotly debated they had seen.”
RFTV has identified areas in which it will stay active and make recommedations to the Temescal Valley Municipal Advisory Council. Those areas are:
- Public Safety: Sheriff, fire and code enforcement issues.
- Legislative: Dealing with LAFCO, elected officials and establishing a good neighbor relationship with Corona.
- Development: Adherence to the Temescal Valley Design Guidelines, proposed development for the Valley, zoning issues.
- Transportation: Dealing with RCTC for freeway matters and RTA to bring bus servie to the Valley
- Identity: Reinforcing who we are — US Postal Service designation, and working with the press and local Realtors for Temescal Valley identity. Assisting the Temescal Heritage Foundation in its goal to preserve the Valley’s history.
- Communications: Revamping the website, working with the press and developing social media contacts.
Anyone interested in working within a specific area should contact Jannlee Watson, RFTV secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org