Temecula moves ahead to annex quarry site


Last updated 3/15/2007 at Noon

On Tuesday, March 6, the Temecula City Council began the process of attempting to pull the land out from underneath the controversial Liberty Quarry. The council resolved to apply for the annexation of 4,600 acres of land on Temecula’s southwest border. Granite Construction Company applied with Riverside County to use part of that land as a mine.

Temecula will tentatively use the land for ecological research in partnership with San Diego State University (SDSU). SDSU has a research station in the adjacent (Fallbrook) Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve.

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