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Why the Coalition?

Hillside Open Space Education Coalition

Preservation of open space is a long-time value of residents living in communities near the hills bordering Los Angeles and Orange counties. Constituents have relentlessly lobbied their elected officials imploring them to find a way to protect our limited natural resources, habitat and view shed.


The Hillside Open Space Education Coalition (HOSEC) was formed in response to this overwhelming appeal from residents throughout the area. HOSEC was established to find ways to preserve strategic parcels of hillside open space from the threat of development; to prevent unwanted impacts on existing traffic congestion, schools, community infrastructure, and runoff pollution, as well as the regional wildlife and open space corridor.