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We won (!) but it is most likely not the end of it (Sept. 2022)

First of all: kudos to all of you who came to the City Council Meeting tonight and stayed until the end, be it either to show your support or by going on record to provide a public comment. We were also impressed by our youngest defender of the North Bench, who showed a lot of stamina. It takes courage and determination to speak on a topic like this in public, and you can all be very proud of yourself. It was also great to see that, despite the high stakes and there being a lot of emotions in the air, the statements stayed on topic as they were civil, at least from our side.

Because we only had 2' each for our slot, many things were left unsaid, therefore, you can send us all your public comments and we will post them all, just give us some time. Now is time to analyze, regroup, and come up with a strategy for next time.

Thanks again,
Your Friends of the North Bench

Previous Latest News

AVA Meeting and last Meet & Greet

October 25th, 2022

Important: These are some of the last meetings before the election. Check Current Events for details.


October 24rd, 2022

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Website Revamped

October 23rd, 2022

There are new sections under Current Events and there is a QA page. We are still working on creating factual content so please stay tuned.

Petition to save the North Bench

October 16th, 2022

Download and sign the petion that one of our neighbors put together!

We are back!

October 15th, 2022

For the last couple of weeks we have reorganized as the pressure on our remaining open space is likely only to increase; this is true not only for the North Bench, but for all Yucaipa.

Public Comments and Letters to City Council

September 12th, 2022

First sent of public comments and letters to City Council that we have recived. towards the end of the page ...

Agenda and Minutes

September 11th, 2022

Agenda and Minutes are posted on the City’s website. Read our preliminary comments

Comparison Map

September 11th, 2022

One of our neighbors created a map that compares the lot sizes and density of housing units West and East of Yucaipa Ridge Road..

Letters to City Council

September 7th, 2022

We started to get letters to City Council. Send yours to be posted here.

Rebuttal to letter of developers

September 6th, 2022

A neighbor sent an elaborate rebuttal in reference to the letter of the developers

Website Launched

September 4th, 2022

After realizing that it is 5 minutes before 12 o'clock, if we want to stop urban sprawl in the North Bench, some of us in the North Bench decided to fight back the misinformation and deceptions surrounding the proposed housing project East of Yucaipa Ridge Rd.
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