Thank you, Santee!!!

We submitted 6,303 signatures for our referendum! 

The Santee City Council held a public hearing on Fanita Ranch on Wednesday, September 23rd, and voted to approve the project with 4 council members voting yes. Stephen Houlahan was the only no vote. 

Email them now and ask them to rescind their decision. 

ACTION 1. Click here to send an email to all Santee City Council Members.

ACTION 2. Make a call to your council member's office. 
All council members have the same phone number: 619-258-4100 ext. 295

  • Mayor Minto

  • District 1 Council Member McNelis

  • District 2 Council Member Hall

  • District 3 Vice Mayor Koval

  • District 4 Council Member Houlahan


ACTION 3: Call in to submit your comment LIVE at the Santee City Council Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm. WE NEED TO FLOOD THEIR MEETINGS WITH CALLS!

You can watch the meetings live here​.


To Submit Live Public Comment: 

  1. Click HERE to register for the webinar.

  2. Open a new tab and send an email to with the following:

    1. NAME you registered to watch the meeting.

    2. Specify the agenda Item # you wish to speak on or non-agenda public comment. 

  3. Return to the webinar tab to continue watching the meeting:

    1. If you are using a cell phone we recommend muting your microphone until it is your turn to speak.
    2. If your computer doesn't have a microphone find the phone number and access code provided in the webinar pop up panel to call in.
  4. City staff will unmute your microphone and call on you when it is your turn to speak:

    1. The 3-minute timer will commence when you start speaking. You will be muted once your time is up.



  • Good evening councilmembers: I am here asking you to rescind your vote on Fanita Ranch.

  • Please do not suppress the voice of the people by acting on the Fanita Ranch development project prior to the Santee General Plan Protection Initiative vote.

  • The massive sprawl project should be rejected. This project has documented traffic, fire safety, and environmental impacts. Placing over 8,000 new residents in a Cal Fire designated “Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone” is irresponsible.

  • It was negligent to approve the project while also taking into account that our existing residents rely upon the same jammed roads for evacuation and daily commutes.

  • The Environmental Impact Report disclosed significant unavoidable impacts on our streets and highways. Please do not use the developer's misleading promises to rationalize the approval of the Fanita project.

  • Please rescind your vote on Fanita Ranch.

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