West Coyote Hills

The State Coastal Conservancy will consider at its December 2, 2021 meeting an award of grant funding of up to $10,134,450 to the City of Fullerton (“City”) toward acquisition of a 13.7-acre property in the West Coyote Hills area of north Orange County for open space, habitat protection, watershed management, and future public access. This amount includes (1) up to $9,846,720  toward fee acquisition, and (2) up to $287,730 for escrow and closing costs.

Section 5096.501 of Chapter 1.695 of the California Public Resources Code defines a “major acquisition” as one for which one or more state agencies will together spend more than $15 million to acquire land for specified purposes. The law requires a state agency contributing to a major acquisition to post on a public-facing Website certain documents related to the transaction, including an independent appraisal review, a  “project justification”, and other environmental documents as appropriate no later than 30 days before consideration and action to award funding. The following information is intended to comply with these requirements.

West Coyote Hills Project Justification

Remedial Action Plan (RAP)

Letter approving that RAP from the Orange County Health Agency 

West Coyote Hills Appraisal Review

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