Brief Timeline of Yorba Linda and High Density Housing
2005 – YL Planning Commission approves development with 114 units of senior housing on Lakebed property – denied by YL City Council
2006 – Measure B – Yorba Linda Right-To-Vote Amendment passed
2007 – ETCO Development proposes 8 single-family homes on the Lakebed property – rejected
2008 – SB 375 – Climate Control Law passed
2011 – Final EIR approved for the 2008-2014 Housing Element
October 4, 2011 – City Council approved 2008-2014 Housing Element and residential rezonings
February 6, 2012 – State reduces RHNA numbers from 2039 to 669 for new 5th Cycle Housing Element Cycle
February 15, 2012 – City of YL enters into an agreement with Lilley Planning Group to prepare and undertake the 2008-2014 Housing Element Implementation Measure B Election Community Outreach Program.
June 5, 2012 – Measure H vote passes (61% to 39%)
June 5, 2012 – Measure I vote passes (53% to 47%)
Timeline of the Yorba Linda Lakebed
1902 – The land occupied by the Yorba Reservoir was acquired by the Anaheim Union Water Company.
1905 – Construction of the Yorba Reservoir began.
1908 – The Yorba Reservoir first used to store water.
1932 – The dam and part of the reservoir bottom were treated with oil to reduce seepage, an ongoing issue with the dam.
1940 – The height of the dam was increased to give a spillway level water surface of 60 acres.
1951 – Extensive soil treatment of the dam was completed to reduce seepage.
1963 – Reservoir seepage was estimated at 8-12 acre feet per day. A management report to the Anaheim Union Water Co. recommended that all water related activities be discontinued.
June, 1969 – The Yorba Rerservoir was drained.
1972 – The Yorba Reservoir was acquired by the Orange County Flood Control District for use as a flood retarding basin.
1973 – A dam safety analysis showed the dam unsafe to impound water permanently.
1975 – The reservoir outlet gate was removed and a debris barrier installed.
1979 – The Yorba Linda Lakebed Association, Inc. was formed to protect and promote the natural open space and wildlife environment.
2014 – The citizens of Yorba Linda are tasked with the continued endeavor to protect and promote the natural open space and wildlife environment.