Troy Daum's Speech - November 19th, 2019
When the Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Course announced its closure, a large group of CMR residents assembled to show a love for this community and its future. More than 300 residents have formed a coalition to vigorously oppose any potential new development of the former golf course land.
The community formed CMR United to unite around this singular purpose. Approximately 2,000 people have signed a petition as a demonstration of our CMR unity in this cause.
On 25h, 2018, hundreds of CMR residents came together at Highland Ranch Park. This gathering received great media coverage, with all four local news stations covered our community meeting and broadcasted our message. We will keep you informed as we continue this fight to keep CMR beautiful.
************** A GoFundMe site has been created to fund the various investments that will be needed for our cause over time:
It is important that we keep our CMR community informed of our progress, ideas, alternatives, and needs. Here are examples of what has been completed so far:
-Mailings: The HOA/Walters Management mailed letters of notification to all homeowners in early July advising of the golf course closure.
-Website: CarmelMountainRanch.org has been established to share news from the CMR Development Opposition Committee.
-Nextdoor.com (Carmelmountainranch): Several posts have been shared, with many ideas exchanged.
- A social media campaign is sharing of CMR news to the public. Follow, receive, and share info at:
---- twitter.com/carmelmtnranch (@carmelmtnranch)
We need support from anyone and everyone who can help in any possible way. We have an outstanding community! We can and will win this fight!
There are more than 4,000 households and about 12,000 residents in Carmel Mountain Ranch. We must join together in a united commitment to preserve this land as open space and prevent the possibility of any future development. The golf course is zoned for agricultural use and we will fight to keep it that way.
On July 25 at Highland Ranch Park, our CMR community united around a single message: "No new development!" This was a powerful message from a large and supportive community group!
If you were not able to attend, here's the link to watch the full 40-minute presentation here.