Petition Update

A letter from Keith A. Dixon to the city of Costa Mesa - Part 1 of 8

Benjamin Yessayian
Costa Mesa, CA

Oct 15, 2013 — --== A post from the Friends of Fairview Nature Park ==--
Letter sent to the city of Costa Mesa earlier today from an archaeologist who studied ORA-58 in the 1960's. Dr. Dixon is very clear about the importance of maintaining Fairview Park as an open space park (especially in the areas Mayor Righeimer wants to pave it). All other archaeologists we have talked to agree that all of Fairview Park was once part of one very large Native American Village, one of the largest in Orange County. Nearby sites such as ORA-506 and ORA-165 are related as well.

This letter also raises questions about how and why the city of Costa Mesa chose SRS for archaeological work:

Dear Mayor Righeimer and Council Members:

I am writing to urge you to preserve the archaeological site and the open space as the city intended when the Fairview Park was established. The proposed plans for development were formulated without following the appropriate guidelines and would seriously damage the park's resources.