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Protesters To Converge On Council Meeting

A group of local activists and Los Alamos Hills residents plan to appear at the Murrieta city council meeting this afternoon to push back against an initiative they say would authorize officials to illegally take property.

A group of Los Alamos Hills residents are mustering support for a protest to be held at today's city council meeting.

The property owners are gathering supporters over email and through local conservative activist groups to fight against a city land-use proposal they say will lead to illegal land seizure and devaluation of their homes.

Murrieta city council members are set to discuss the Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP) at their 4 p.m. meeting at City Hall. Click here to read the council's full agenda.

The MSHCP is a unified plan adopted by the city in 2003 to streamline the sometimes-lengthy environmental impact study process that precedes most building projects. Under the plan, city land was separated into 160-acre squares representing major habitats for local endangered species.

Click on the gallery to the right for a map showing the different "cells" established in Murrieta by MSHCP.

Murrieta joined Temecula, Hemet, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore and a number of other local governments in implementing the environmental plan, which calls for 500,000 acres of conservation area countywide.

The 1,960-acre Los Alamos Hills development, a loose-knit rural community located at the far north-east edge of the city, was identified in the plan as a key area for conservation, according to city documents. The city already owns 564 acres of open land in the community designated for wildlife conservation.

Under MSHCP, Los Alamos Hills property owners who choose to subdivide their plots could be forced to give up land to the city for conservation use, according to the resident protesters.

Diana Serafin, a 23-year Murrieta resident and activist who opposes MSHCP, said the plan amounted to "a land grab."

"(The city is) trying to take land without compensating the people, and it's going to affect all of us," Serafin said. "This is totally wrong."

A group of MSHCP opponents met earlier this year to strategize and consider their options in fighting the initiative. The group said the environmental plan was part of a larger global movement, spearheaded by the United Nations under their Agenda 21 initiative, designed to force people into highly-urbanized developments.

To read more about the group's concerns, .

Susan Marsh, leader of a local Tea Party group, told meeting attendees, "Agenda 21 wants to get you off your land, and move you to the city and stack you up."

Planned and in-progress projects in the city could face big delays if the council were to repeal MSHCP as the protesters want, according to a city report. Projects would still be required to meet environmental guidelines under state law, but would have to prepare costly new environmental impact reports to satisfy regulators. 

Infrastructure projects would be delayed, and Murrieta would lose $1.5 million in expected funding for improvement of the Los Alamos Road bridge over Interstate 15, the report detailed.

Susan Marsh December 20, 2011 at 04:38 PM
That is right, they have already started this in Santa Rosa area. And they will continue until they have all the rural space if we do not stop it here. Come to the meeting. Keep this in mind when you vote next Nov. Elected persons are there to represent us not control us. They need to be reminded of this.
LBV Collins December 20, 2011 at 04:45 PM
The first indication that the true impact of this measure is not accurately explained is that Diana Serafin is involved. Her comment that "(The city is) trying to take land without compensating the people…” I find, quite frankly, dubious. I have talked with her before regarding other issues and have learned that she prefers spreading scary, shocking (even outrageous) propaganda instead of explaining issues truthfully and with balance. Having said that, I would sincerely appreciate someone pointing to the verbiage in the MSHCP document that confirms Ms. Serafin’s claims. Please present your facts so that I can confirm your statements.
Diana Serafin December 20, 2011 at 05:48 PM
Sent to me by people who are involved in this unconstitutional land grab: The City of Murrieta has targeted a 2,000 acre large lot, rural enclave (Los Alamos Hills) of hundreds of private property owners and has assigned the City’s “share” of open space they are “required” to contribute to this County wide agency, the RCA. In addition, the City has been privately negotiating with the RCA and state college to bring a new campus to the City of Murrieta area on what’s called the “Busch” property, on the border of Los Alamos Hills. Unfortunately, the Council of Murrieta has been selling its own citizens down the proverbial “path” to take their Los Alamos Hills land without compensation, a clear Constitutional violation as a trade off to get this college in town. The Council feels that they can get the state college in their town if they can transfer the Busch RCA/MSHCP open space RCA MSHCP responsibilities to this rural enclave of Los Alamos Hill on the backs of these hundreds of rural land owners. It would be a “feather” in their cap. Click here: Archived-Articles: UN Agenda 21 - Coming to a Neighborhood near You
Diana Serafin December 20, 2011 at 05:52 PM
Continued: Meanwhile, some Los Alamos Hills property owners have tried to subdivide their land appropriately under the large lot zoning rules only to be manipulated by Murrieta City staff, RCA staff and Council into giving their land to this RCA open space program without compensation. Some Murrieta Council members were recently elected to fight this MSHCP misappropriation of private land. Where are they? We have seen this all too often in government with elected officials. The Murrieta officials own properties outside these MSHCP RCA areas in Los Alamos Hills, it appears they are banking on their influence to guide open space acquisition away from their own land. Is this the too familiar politician insider trading scam at work in the City of Murrieta?
Diana Serafin December 20, 2011 at 05:56 PM
To LBV Collins: Please read the two blogs. I cut and paste from the people who are involved and being hurt by this land grab. I am only doing my best to educate people by giving them information to research. It is wise to look up the information yourself and find the facts. I do my homework now you do yours.
Galactic Cannibal December 20, 2011 at 09:44 PM
Wasn't the invented USA created by massive land grabs from existing residents Indians and Mexicans, (New mexico , California..etc). So why are you people so surprised at this pico attempt to grab more land. Suck it up like the Indians and Mexicans had too.
Diana Serafin December 21, 2011 at 04:37 AM
It was a very good workshop. The city council talked about the fact that the land owners should not be forced to donate 40% of their land and then insure it and maintain it too but not allowed to use it. They laid out several issue that must be addressed by the RCA.
JJ Mclure December 21, 2011 at 02:50 PM
suck like Mexicans
LBV Collins December 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM
Hi Diana. I appreciate that you want to help people educate themselves. (And I sincerely mean that.) The concern I have is that you are not understanding the issues, even though you “do your homework.” For example, you have stated that the California Dream Act is denying American-born children access to grants and instead giving them to children that are here illegally. That is not only false, it is against the law. Please read AB 131 and take notice where it reads, “The number of financial aid awards received by California resident students from financial aid programs administered by the segments shall not be diminished…” [1] If American-born children are being denied these grants… even if they received these same grants in the past… it has NOTHING to do with AB 131. If they were denied, then something else changed… their income status perhaps? 1. http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/billtrack/text.html?bvid=20110AB13192CHP
LBV Collins December 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM
Another example: You claim that “they’re teaching homosexuality to kindergarteners!” when referring to SB48 that Governor Brown signed back in July. However, you completely misinterpret the bill’s purpose. Here are a couple of excerpts from the bill as signed into law: "Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society." It continues... "The state board and any governing board shall not adopt any textbooks or other instructional materials for use in the public schools that contain any matter reflecting adversely upon persons on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, nationality, sexual orientation..." [2] These are two examples where your “homework” efforts are lacking. 2. http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0001-0050/sb_48_bill_20110714_chaptered.html
LBV Collins December 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM
Nonetheless, I am willing to review your latest accusation that “…the Council of Murrieta has been selling its own citizens down the proverbial “path” to take their Los Alamos Hills land without compensation…” You mention that you provided two links to blogs that I should review, but I don’t see the links. Can you repost them? As for your UN Agenda 21 reference, I have to ask: Have YOU read UN Agenda 21? …EVER? I have… all 40 chapters. [3] I didn’t see any verbiage that required the City of Murrieta to steal land from citizens and force them into high rise dwellings. (It’s possible I missed it… it WAS a lot of reading.) So if you could again point to the specific chapter/paragraph that concerns you, I would sincerely appreciate it. 3. http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/
Galactic Cannibal December 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Is there a Brigitte Blue ....Inquiring minds want to know
Popeye December 22, 2011 at 02:41 AM
The Tea Baggers are still riding that Agenda 21 propaganda. Are you sure your group is waiting to board a spacecraft to follow the Hale-Bot comet.
Galactic Cannibal December 22, 2011 at 02:51 AM
And what are the Coffee Baggers doing. ?
john ryerson November 13, 2012 at 02:20 AM
george soros a cummunist atheist billionaire contributed over 2 million dollars to agenda 21.george bush started agenda 21 thru the U.N. its intention is to control the people.
Brad Jones February 05, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Is your city or town on the ICLEI list? http://www.icleiusa.org/about-iclei/members/member-list
Brad Jones February 05, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Ignorance is bliss!
Brad Jones February 05, 2013 at 08:59 PM
UN AGENDA 21: http://www.goldprospectors.org/Communication/ArticlesandInformation/tabid/153/EntryId/512/PLP-president-calls-attention-to-UN-Agenda-21.aspx
LBV Collins February 05, 2013 at 10:16 PM
<sigh> Yes, yes, Brad... We all know: "Be afraid! Be very, VERY afraid!!" In the meantime, it's a fairly nice day outside. Think I'll go smoke a cigar and pop a beer... and wait for The End of Days.
Brad Jones February 05, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Sigh all you want, LBV ... or we can simply expose UN Agenda 21 as a bad plan , not support it, retain our sovereignty as a free nation and not live in fear of the environmental extremists and climate-gate fear mongers who have been pushing the theory of man-made global warming and fear on soccer moms and schoolchildren for the past two decades. It all started at the Earth SUmmit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Now there is a whole generation of brainwashed green fanatics to re-educate.
LBV Collins February 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Good grief, Brad. Where have you been hiding for the last few years... an underground "bug out" bunker? If you want to make money by scaring people into following your blog or buying your products... or whatever it is you're trying to sell... get with the times. UN Agenda 21 and Global Warming are yesterday's conspiracy news. You wanna make money scaring people? Start a brand new conspiracy theory based on current news... like the fact that Obama has used drones to kill American citizens... all the while claiming it's legal. (Just imagine, the Socialist, Marxist, Communist, Kenyan-born "Skeet Shooter" Obama using drones to rain down death from above... silently, surgically, lethally... completely ignoring due process and your civil rights as an American. If he "thinks" you're a terrorist, he can "lawfully" kill you while you sleep...no questions asked.) Here's a link: http://nbcnews.to/Y8JKIT So get with the times, Brad, and enter the 21st century... and drop your silly "UN Agenda 21" malarkey.
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 12:03 AM
Glenn Beck just released a book called Agenda 21 in December 2012. I suppose he is silly too? http://www.amazon.com/Agenda-21-Glenn-Beck/dp/1476716692
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 12:10 AM
It is topical, because it is being implemented at a much faster pace and people are now just finding out how it is affecting their farms, ranches, timber and small-scale mining operations. They are taking away public lands and locking up the natural resources as well as shutting down roads and access to the back country.
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 12:22 AM
The federal, state and local governments have orchestrated land grab after land grab, Wilderness Area after National Monument after WIld & Scenic River designation — millions of acres of public land and they are locking it down. It’s YOUR land and the federal government is stealing it away from you right from under your nose. So, who needs to wake up?
LBV Collins February 06, 2013 at 12:30 AM
LOL!!! Seriously, Brad? You're actually referencing Glenn Beck? He's such a lunatic that Fox News canceled his show two years ago. FOX NEWS!!! (Hell, even Sarah Palin outlasted Beck on Fox News.) You have no credibility. Zero. Nada. Zilch.
LBV Collins February 06, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Yep, and it all started with Teddy Roosevelt. (That One World Government lovin' Communist!) No, wait.. Teddy R. was a Republican... Oh HELL!! I'm so confused!! (Best get to buildin' my underground bunker and load her up with assault weapons so I can bug out to my safe haven... and then draw up my plans to save the good ol' U.S. of A. from those blue helmeted, jack-booted government thugs... Rambo style!)
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Glenn Beck is one of the best journalists out there. Sarah Palin is good people! So was Andrew Breitbart!
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 04:34 AM
You’ve been watching too much MSNBC my friend. FOX is the only news network that actually criticizes the government. Wow, I thought that was the media’s role. This president doesn’t even need spin doctors. The brainwashed media does all the spinning for him.
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 04:58 AM
Obama should quit interfering the media and keep his nose out of the FREE PRESS. He has no business influencing murder trials, or telling people which news organization to watch. That is not his job. Instead he should be preventing more attacks on U.S. embassies and quit worrying how he is going to disarm the citizenry while he is training the military how to fight a war on home soil. Maybe he should worry about the Taliban "Islamic terrorists" (Ewwwps that’s right, you can’t say those two words in the same sentence any more. It’s not politically correct.) The environmental extremists are driving UN Agenda 21 and have been for more than 20 years. They are shutting down primary industry during a recession. Millions are out of work. If anyone will start a civil uprising, the desperate, jobless masses that a collapsed economy will create will. Now, lets talk about getting serious, LBV.
Brad Jones February 06, 2013 at 06:33 PM
UN Agenda 21: Real sustainability vs. activist sustainability http://epaabuse.com/11003/editorials/real-sustainability-vs-activist-sustainability/?utm_source=EPA+Abuse&utm_campaign=abd95c4183-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

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