Save the Santiago Truck Trail
The Santiago Truck Trail is at risk of being closed to the public forever.
At issue is a parcel of land belonging to the Saddleback Vineyards 100, LLC. The Santiago Truck Trail runs through a small portion of their land at the northern boundary line.
A proposal is currently under review by the Orange County Board of Supervisors to purchase this land at a cost of $2.3 million tax payer dollars, which began as line item 44 of their August 23, 2011 agenda and is summarized as follows:Approve agreement for purchase and sale and joint escrow instructions with Saddleback Vineyards,100, LLC for purchase of 100 acres to enhance recreational opportunities by providing permanent trail access to Cleveland National Forest from Modjeska Grade Road ($2,300,000); authorize Director or designee to sign escrow documents; authorize Auditor-Controller to make related payments; and make California Environmental Quality Act findings – District 3 (Previously agendized on 8/23/11, Item 44