Actual Homes Being Destroyed by Sherbeck Stadium

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Imagine living here and a 4500 seat stadium lighted stadium gets dumped right in your backyard. Despite overwhelming objections by the neighborhood- NOCCCD, Fullerton College President Greg Schulz still push forward a plan for an enormous stadium at Sherbeck Field that will be lighted and rented out 7-days per week for sporting events until 10:00 p.m.

Picture for one second living in one of the houses circled in red in the photo above. It’s like a very bad version of “Where’s Waldo”?

Some residents living in the neighborhood have young children and families and other residents have lived here their entire lives… they’re all kind people who have worked hard to live here and deserve to continue their peaceful existence without the permanent increase in ambient noise, traffic, and especially light pollution a giant lighted stadium will certainly bring. Someone in the group asked about an illumination summary at the public scoping meeting held at the FJC student center, Thursday 11/17/16. They look something like this:

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Field Illumination Summary for Mt SAC stadium. Image not used with permission because the residents of Fullerton adjacent to Fullerton College  have to wait until Spring of 2017, to see the report on FJC’s Sherbeck Stadium for unknown reasons.
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Field Illumination Summary. Image not used with permission because we residents can’t see the lighting study done for Sherbeck Field at Fullerton College. Click to view larger image of what we’re not being told.

Unfortunately, we residents can’t see the study done for the stadium proposed for Fullerton College’s Sherbeck Field. Nor can we see any renderings yet of the stadium or noise studies, even though we asked about that at the meeting also, but when you bought your ‘doctor’ title at USC, they gave you special training on how to cleverly avoid or divert all the difficult questions posed by the concerned neighbors.

Fullerton College officials, President Greg Schulz and the NOCCCD board of trustees will not be using Measure J bond money for their prized stadium after all, or was it ‘leftover’ money from another fungible fund, bond or measure? Or is it from bookstore profits President Schulz? How are you going to pay for it exactly? What about the Veterans Resource Center voters were promised???

We residents cannot allow you to shoehorn a giant 4500 seat lighted stadium right in our quiet, unassuming neighborhood. A lighted stadium will forever ruin this. No matter what your final EIR looks like or says, even with mitigation, this stadium will positively ruin a beautiful and quiet neighborhood.

How many more unneeded and unwanted projects, stadiums, parking structures and new traffic signals can you slam down the neighbor’s throats? Another stadium is preposterous when there is another one just about one thousand feet away at FUHS which itself ironically is actually undergoing modern restoration and upgrading to its lighting, sound system, and field, which we’re hoping and praying is artificial turf. Sure, we’d lose the fireworks, but I’m sure someone can figure out a solution. We’d give up looking at the fireworks once a year from our homes for permanent quiet and no noise pollution from a giant stadium. FJUHSD trustees and board members- we strongly encourage you to install artificial turf at the stadium at Fullerton Union High School, work together for once, and share the revenue stream from the college, give yourselves raises for a job well done, and then we/us/the neighbors just might stop complaining so much.

And how many millions of taxpayer dollars will it cost to build the stadium exactly? At the meeting we heard first heard the figure of $15M then you somehow changed course and you said $4M… what’s the honest answer President Greg Schulz? Where is the money coming from exactly and why aren’t the neighbors’ concerns being addressed properly? Are you using bookstore profits to build this stadium at Sherbeck Field that 96% of the residents oppose? Please tell us this is just a very bad dream and you are just kidding about building this stadium at Sherbeck Field that will permanently ruin our lives. And that means forever. And that’s a mighty long time…

R.I.P. Raymond Hills of Fullerton.

Fullerton College President Greg Schulz- this is your forum to set the record straight with the Raymond Hills neighborhood and answer us truthfully. For Once.

Greg Schulz and the Sherbeck ‘Field Use Policy’

“Early comments help shape the EIR”, said one of the two paid DUDEK environmental consultants on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Facilities Master Plan public scoping meeting at the FJC Student Center. In reality, public comments do not matter whatsoever to the consultants, architects, trustees or Greg Schulz according to the video at the end of this post, but for now, let’s hear from the President himself:

FJC President Greg Schulz selfishly wants to ruin an entire neighborhood with a 4500 seat lighted football stadium at Sherbeck Field

President Greg Schulz 11/17/2016:

“We don’t have a finalized field use policy, but certainly a significant amount of comments have been to express concern about potential use, um, what the study did point out was acknowledging the known use, right now, um, Rosary High School has used the field at times during the week, Hope International University has used it for soccer… but beyond that, you know our focus is serving the students that are in our programs…

“It’s rented out now, but certainly we’re giving a lot of thought to how it’s been rented- and future rental is not off the table, but truthfully it hasn’t been determined- we don’t- we haven’t adopted a policy and I don’t think it would be right to do that during planning and like before tonight to say nope, it’s already been decided.”

In answer to a question about how the school will deal with increased traffic, Schulz replied “We’re working with OCTA and encouraging students to carpool.” Well, thank you for that very good non-answer.

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This is a technique they used on the crowd at the public scoping meeting on 11/17/2016 at FJC Student Center.

And thank you to President Schulz, Fullerton College, and DUDEK Consultants for the snow job last night at the public scoping meeting. And it’s not even Christmas yet! You have your plans already. You know what the field use policy is going to be, you know that the stadium project’s light pollution, noise and traffic together is impossible to ignore, will pose A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN AMBIENT NOISE LEVELS IN THE PROJECT VICINITY ABOVE LEVELS EXISTING WITHOUT THE PROJECT and yet you move forward with Sherbeck Field Stadium plans and EIR. Ninety-six percent (96%) of the residents oppose a stadium Dr. Schulz. NOCCCD trustee for district 6 Jeff Brown, the architect and the other college officials all put on a very good show at the scoping meeting. Bravo! This is how they trick us into believing them- it’s called the Delphi Technique in Public Meetings. Watch below:

Greg Schulz- tell us the truth about the stadium now. You know the truth. Show us the renderings, Musco Lighting illumination summaries, the noise & traffic studies. Show us your cards now. Why do we have to wait until Spring of 2017 when you know what your plans are today? Don’t be dishonest. Don’t hide behind a study that still needs to be ‘completed.’ Don’t be a bad neighbor. Don’t construct a stadium that nobody wants and nobody needs that will permanently ruin the livelihoods of several hundred homeowners. Your field is beautiful. Keep it as such.

 

 

Noise, Light Pollution & Traffic a Certainty for Raymond Hills Neighborhood

Sherbeck Field poses threat of permanent increase in ambient noise, traffic and light pollution to quiet neighborhood

WHAT DID YOU SAY??? What about the noise? Some attendees at the meeting were concerned about light pollution. Others traffic and still others the NOISE:

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A portion of the 108 page Pre-Environmental Impact Report on Fullerton College’s Sherbeck Field 4500 seat Stadium expansion. The neighborhood vehemently opposes any such project.

On Thursday, November 17, 2016 members of the public, college officials and Jeffrey P. Brown, elected NOCCCD official for district 6, listen to homeowners and neighbors’ concerns about the definite increase in noise, light pollution and traffic a 4500 lighted stadium will bring to the Raymond Hills Neighborhood area of Fullerton.

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Attendees of the scoping session of the Fullerton College Facilities Master Plan, 11/17/2016.
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Community member Sean Paden speaks to DUDEK consultants and the public about how measure J funds will most certainly be used for this stadium improvement. It’s just a shell game with bond money anyway.
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Greg Schulz, President of Fullerton College and an unidentified man recording all who spoke publicly. Thought we’d return the favor.

Click image above to read the entire 108 page FULLERTON COLLEGE FACILITIES MASTER PLAN INITIAL STUDY Dated: NOVEMBER 2016

Sherbeck Stadium Threatens Raymond Hills Neighborhood Peace & Quiet

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Clearly these neighbors do not want a noisy stadium in their backyards…

Molly McClanahan and the trustees of the North Orange County Community College District want to ruin the Raymond Hills neighborhood of Fullerton with a stadium that is simply not needed. There is another stadium undergoing modern renovation less than 2 blocks away at Fullerton Union High School. There is also another football stadium that was built for a team that does not exist at CSUF. We encourage you to work together with with the FJUHSD and CSUF and use either of those fields for your six home games

We in the neighborhood have worked hard for our homes and appreciate the quiet we have in our neighborhood. With a stadium as Sherbeck Field at Fullerton College, we the residents of the neighborhood all those little arrows are pointing at all have to live with the light, noise, traffic, trash, increased crime and loitering. This stadium is absolutely not needed and the taxpayer money that is being used for this should be spent elsewhere.

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With another field so close, the greedy and financially irresponsible trustees of the NOCCCD still want to put a massive 4500 seat stadium at FJC and ruin an entire neighborhood when they can use the one at Fullerton High School 1000′ away. Work together with the FJUHSD.

 

Where is the Transparency?

Where is the openness and transparency about the community meetings regarding the Fullerton College Sherbeck Field Stadium expansion plans? Did you mail notices out to all the residences regarding these community meetings within a one mile radius? A 1/4 mile radius even? How was the public notified of these meetings?

The trustees of the NOCCCD will do what they want unless we tell them no. Enough hiding the truth. We, those that will be most affected by an unneeded and noisy stadium want and demand answers from you, FJC and President Schulz. There are concept renderings of everything but the stadium- why is that? The affected and surrounding neighbors and homeowners would love some honesty for once from the NOCCCD trustees. Especially you Ms. McClanahan- you helped get the field built at CSUF using Redevelopment funds, and now you want another stadium? We say enough is enough. No more football stadiums!

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FJC Facilities Master Plan-Revised 6.23.16

Read the entire Facilities Master Plan for Fullerton College Here.

No Fullerton College Stadium!

This is just the beginning of our fight Molly McClanahan.
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Six-100′ tall light towers will ruin the livelihoods and property values of the adjacent neighborhood. This football stadium at Sherbeck Field is completely unnecessary and efforts should be made to jointly work with the FJUHSD to use the stadium at Fullerton High which is already built and will get the same upgrades at the proposed stadium.


Ms. McClanahan~ You were recalled from the Fullerton City Council on June 7, 1994 for a citywide tax nobody wanted. Nobody who lives nearby and will be affected by this stadium on a daily basis wants it built…

We will have you recalled from the Board of Trustees of the NOCCCD if you vote for this project. We, the neighbors of Raymond Hills have united and vehemently oppose an unnecessary football stadium at Fullerton College with six- 100′ light towers, constant noise and light pollution, and lower quality of life and property values for the adjacent neighborhoods. It has been proposed that you and the FJUHSD Trustees come to a joint use agreement with the High School stadium at Fullerton High that is 1/3 larger and will have the same amenities as the proposed FJC stadium not 2 blocks away. This project at Fullerton College is completely unnecessary. By the way, where are you going to park 2,000+ cars for a full event at the stadium? And will you charge for event parking?