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This is Why We Need Responsible Development in Order to Keep Brea Safe

This past Tuesday Oct 25th, the Brea Planning Commission had a public meeting, which included a proposal to open a gun shop across the street from Laurel Elementary Magnet School. There was much deliberation. Many community members, including myself, spoke up against it. Brea Olinda Unified School District (BOUSD) sent the Planning Commission a letter requesting the project be denied. There were also a few people supporting the project who said it would be fine. Eventually, the Planning Commission decided (with a 3 to 1 vote) that the proposal did not follow the general plan for Brea, and that the gun store was incompatible with its close proximity to residential housing and a school. Thank you to the Planning Commission for listening to the concerns of the community, cutting through the noise, and for setting reasonable boundaries.

This is why it’s so important to have responsible development in Brea. Every project needs to be thoughtful about how it affects our community. Every project needs to be transparent to the people of Brea. We need to ensure that every new development project is approached responsibly to maintain our safety.

If I am elected, I will fight for safety and responsible development as a member of Brea’s City Council. I will use my position to protect our families, our friends, and our community. 

Committee to Elect Kari Windes
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