What’s Happening in Sand Creek & Empire Mine Road?

This August, we achieved a huge milestone in Antioch! “Let Antioch Voters Decide: The Sand Creek Area Protection Initiative” was officially adopted by the Antioch City Council!

There have been confusing things taking place in Antioch over the past year, including two recently adopted growth control ballot initiatives in the Sand Creek area between Kaiser Hospital and the Black Diamond Mines hills.

The Community Coalition’s “Let Antioch Voters Decide” Growth Control Initiative

In March, we began signature gathering for our “Let Antioch Voters Decide” growth control measure, which would have restricted development on 1,850 acres west of Deer Valley Road. Our volunteers were outside Safeway, Walmart, and elsewhere collecting signatures.

Developer Richland Communities’ “West Sand Creek” Initiative

In May, the developer, Richland Communities began signature gathering for its own “West Sand Creek” initiative. It was very clever. It didn’t simply confuse things or try to block the Coalition’s initiative. It copied most of our measure; restricted 1,200 acres instead of 1,850; and also approved a smaller, improved version of Richland’s project; down from 1,700 houses now to 1,177.

So, What Happens Next?

Learn more by reading the Community Coalition’s PDF:

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