It's been a while since we checked in on the tempest in a teapot known as the proposed Santiago Creek bicycle trail–you know, the last quarter mile connecting Villa Park and inland Orange with the newly-secured Santa Ana River Trail? It's the one that just needs a way to access city property in the creek itself that we wrote about back in January.
Well, the furor hasn't subsided one bit. Proponents and opponents of the
trail have been at it hammer and tongs, flyering and plotting and attempting to influence the City Council–so much so that PBSocal's Real
Orange called them the Hatfields and the McCoys. The trail's opponents staged a protest last week at a city-sponsored meeting called “Santa Ana In Motion” in full Berkeley style, marching in circles and all, and the proponents filmed it.
PRO TIP FROM THE LIBERAL MEDIA TO THE TRAIL OPPONENTS: Your marching in circles is coming along nicely, but “Ooh la la” is not exactly the apotheosis of a protest chant. Doesn't really have the ring of “Sí se puede” or “We shall not, we shall not be moved.”
The best part of all of this? There isn't even an official proposal yet; all of this melodrama is simply around the idea of maybe getting the trail added to the City of Santa Ana's master plan to eventually get completed if funds and personnel are available.