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CVAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

        CVAN, in its quest to defend and define our community, has compiled a remarkable list of accomplishments    over the years.  Just to name a few –-

 

  1958-1960 

Cherry Valley attempted incorporation.  Residents feared incorporation would lead to    urbanization and destroy their rural lifestyle.

 

  1971-1973 

Cherry Valley successfully petitioned Riverside County to change zoning from urban R-1 to rural RA-1.

 

  1972-1973 

Cherry Valley (Pass) Acres & Neighbors was formed.

 

  1972-1973 

The Riverside Board of Supervisors agreed to Cherry Valley’s request for one-acre lot size.

 

  1973 

The San Gorgonio Pass Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors.  Cherry Valley received boundaries and recognition as a Ruralistic Community (the only area, at that time with one-acre zoning).

 

  1974 

The Cherry Valley community was unaware of LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Commission), and they were unaware that the City of Beaumont had included all of Cherry Valley in its Sphere of Influence.

 

  1980  

The City of Beaumont made its first annexation into the Cherry Valley area at Brookside and Beaumont Avenues.  Cherry Valley lost in a bitter battle not only to stop this annexation, but also to force Beaumont to follow the General Plan of 0 to 3 units per acre.   At this time, Cherry Valley's plans for incorporation were renewed. 

 

  1980 

Cherry Valley again began its work to incorporate.  The Community was still not receptive to the idea.

 

  1982 

Beaumont made application to LAFCO to annex a portion of the east part of Cherry Valley.  CVAN opposed this annexation at the LAFCO hearing.  Later that same year, CVAN made a proposal to Riverside County for a Cherry Valley Community Plan.

 

  1984 (March)

Cherry Valley received formal status as a “Community Area” in the County’s new General Plan. Hence, we thought our boundaries were now safe.  (What a rude awakening!)

 

  1984 (July) 

Beaumont Council passed resolutions to annex the area between Brookside Avenue and Cherry Valley Blvd., on both sides of Beaumont Avenue.  This was 147 acres, right in the heart of Cherry Valley!  CVAN objected, but to no avail.

 

  1984 (August)

The preliminary battle took place at a LAFCO hearing.  We thought we had won, but LAFCO staff recommended that Beaumont’s Sphere of Influence over Cherry Valley remain!

 

  1984 

A recall election was held, and Beaumont gained three new members on its Council.

 

  1985

Representatives from CVAN met with each of the five Council members individually.  We pushed for peace between the two communities.  They made it obvious that Beaumont still intended to annex into Cherry Valley.

 

  1985 (May) 

CVAN presented its case before LAFCO for the second time, and LAFCO voted to remove Cherry Valley from Beaumont’s Sphere of Influence

 

  1990 

Five years later, Cherry Valley filed for incorporation.  In our opinion, if the 1992 recession had not intervened, and had the State of California not changed the rules, Cherry Valley would have realized its dream of being an incorporated city, free to pursue its own destiny.

 

  2005

For the past fifteen years, we have continued to wage the same battle!

 

 

CVAN WILL CONTINUE TO WORK AS LONG AS WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY.

 

"If the going gets easy -- you may be going down hill."

 


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