Click the "Read More" link below to view newspaper articles about the events over the past 2 years that have lead to the Measure A "Alberhill Initiative".
1/20/17 Alberhill Villages Initiative may be headed to the ballot in Lake Elsinore
Alberhill Villages Initiative may be headed to the ballot in Lake Elsinore Council to decide whether to hold a special election on a voter initiative for a massive development.
12/14/16 $30,000 study of Alberhill Villages in Lake Elsinore delays special election
$30,000 study of Alberhill Villages in Lake Elsinore delays special election The city has 30 days to analyze the proposal for a sprawling residential and commercial subdivision.
12/13/16 Council opts to study development initiative
Lake Elsinore council opts to study development initiative Group could have put Alberhill Villages project to a citywide vote
10/12/16 Why signatures were submitted in Alberhill Villages campaign
Why signatures were submitted in Alberhill Villages campaign
6/28/16 Alberhill project supporters cleared to gather signatures
Alberhill project supporters cleared to gather signatures Proponents of the massive mixed-use project can gather signatures to mandate an election.
6/14/16 Plan for 8,000-home project wins council nod, despite developer’s objections
Plan for 8,000-home project wins council nod, despite developer’s objections Developer opposed approval because of requirements placed on the plan for Alberhill Villages.
6/10/16 New initiative filed on huge project
New initiative filed on huge project A proponent of Alberhill Villages is pursuing a citywide vote over the subdivision plan.
6/8/16 Massive development plan gets hearing
Massive development plan gets hearing City Council to consider approval of 8,000-plus-home Alberhill Villages against proponent’s wishes.
4/29/16 Justices deny initiative backers’ plea
Justices deny initiative backers’ plea Proponents sought to force the city attorney to authorize petition that would launch the campaign to put Alberhill Villages plan on the ballot.
4/27/16 Initiative dispute goes to state Supreme Court
Initiative dispute goes to state Supreme Court Proponents of the Alberhill Villages petition are vying to force the city attorney into authorizing signature gathering.
4/16/16 City appeals to stop Alberhill Villages petition
City appeals to stop Alberhill Villages petition Barbara Leibold has filed an appeal on a Superior Court judge’s order requiring her to honor petition requirement
4/15/16 Judge says initiative petition can proceed
Judge says initiative petition can proceed Ruling allows proponents of the proposed Alberhill Villages master plan to collect signatures supporting a voter initiative.
4/1/16 City sues to block petition
The Alberhill Villages master-planned community is proposed to be built on land now encompassing mining operations, as seen beyond the rooftops of the Alberhill
3/9/16 Petition seeks vote on Alberhill Villages proposal
Petition seeks vote on Alberhill Villages proposal Castle & Cooke backs an initiative to pave the way for its sprawling development on the north side of town.
2/17/16 Massive project wins panel’s support
Massive project wins panel’s support Alberhill Villages would form the largest master-planned community in the city’s history
2/12/16 Panel to review Alberhill Villages plan
Panel to review Alberhill Villages plan Proposed master-planned community would the largest ever developed in Lake Elsinore.
12/11/15 Developer drops lawsuit against city
Castle & Cooke launched development of its massive property in northern Lake Elsinore with the Alberhill Ranch subdivision in the 2000s.
11/25/15 As planned, new community is largest in city
As planned, new community is largest in city Alberhill Villages would consist of more than 8,000 homes, plus commercial and industrial space