How Changes in Via Verde Could Impact All of San Dimas (Again)

At the City Council meeting on March 9, the Council will–once again–consider changes to Via Verde that could have potential impacts on all of San Dimas. The conversation hinges around increasing the amount of grading (or excavating or moving dirt) allowed in Specific Plan 11, which comprises properties in the Via Verde Ridge Homeowners Association. The concerns from residents range from aesthetic, to environmental, to ethical.

If this sounds familiar, you’re right! I covered this topic when it came before the Council in October 2020, but the Council postponed the discussion at that time. The topic will resurface again at the upcoming Council meeting, and I think it’s important enough to revisit. Listen to this episode to learn how grading changes in Via Verde could affect you.

Resources + links for this episode:
San Dimas City Council Meeting: March 9, 2021 | 7pm | Join via Zoom | Call in (909) 394-6206 | Watch here
Grading Restrictions Stir Tensions between Via Verde Ridge Homeowners Association and Residents, San Dimas Community Post 1/19/2021
Isabel in San Dimas: Why Civic Engagement Matters
San Dimas candidates spend moderately on March 3 election–so far, Daily Bulletin 2/25/2020
City of San Dimas Public Portal for Campaign Finance Disclosure
Video of July 14, 2020 City Council Meeting (Grading discussion begins around 01:55:30)
Video of September 22, 2020 City Council and Planning Commission Joint Study Session
Bunny Trail Drive-Through: March 25-27