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SaveMeadowbrook.org is an informal,
not-for-profit community group. We are united in our efforts to oppose
Riverside County's Board of Director's plan to force us to be part of a
five-community redevelopment project. We like our rural,
unincorporated lifestyle and don't want a commercial, high-density
residential environment. At this time, we do not desire nor solicit
financial support. We nurture emotional support among ourselves and
political support from our like-minded friends and neighbors. We
individually provide this organization with the energy, motivation and
other resources SaveMeadowbrook.org needs to remain a viable
representation of who we are.
Our Purpose is to preserve our rural lifestyle and the independence of
Meadowbrook as a separate entity within unincorporated Riverside County
in Southern California.
Our current goal is to oppose efforts by Riverside County to
include our unincorporated community of Meadowbrook into a
Redevelopment Area Project known as the I-215 Corridor Redevelopment Project.
Our Concerns are that it is not in the best interests of
Meadowbrook to be included in an expensive, 45-year long redevelopment
project that combines the five communities of Meadowbrook, Goodhope,
Wagon Wheel, Warm Springs (The Grove) and South Mead Valley. The county
Redevelopment Agency has identified our community as "blighted"
which is a condition we deny applies to our homes and properties. The
Redevelopment Agency (RDA) can only operate in a condition of debt and
is required to create bonded indebtedness without our citizen's vote to
approve or deny. The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has agreed
to allow the RDA to create up to $150,000,000 in bonded indebtedness
that will last for 45 years, until the year 2054!!!
Meadowbrook is an unincorporated community
located along Hwy 74 between Lake Elsinore and Perris in Riverside
County, Calif. It is approximately 7 1/2 square miles and home to
about 2,000 residents. Meadowbrook is bounded by the cities of Lake
Elsinore and Canyon Lake to the south and the cities of Perris and
Canyon Lake to the east. Lake Elsinore is the western boundary and
Ethanac Road is the northern boundary. (See our Meadowbrook Map link
for details) Meadowbrook's zoning is primarily "Rural Residential" and
"Mountainous Residential" with some "Commercial" areas along Hwy 74.
The parcels range in size from just under one acre up to several
acres. Many residents have horses, but goats, cows, fowl and pigs are
also common. We even have some elephants and American bison! We're in
the process of creating official California state horse trails within
our community. We are a diverse group of residents, local employees,
commuters and retirees with a shared desire to maintain our rural
environment and lifestyle.