SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) - A battle is brewing over a massive new housing project that would boost Santee’s population by 15 percent.
Developers of East County’s Fanita Ranch project will try to win over residents at a meeting Wednesday night.
10News first covered the housing proposal in 1999. Fanita Ranch would bring nearly 3,000 homes, a school, parks, and open space.
Councilman Stephen Houlahan says the project would bring more money to Santee.
“The city needs to grow; that’s just how it is.”
Some residents oppose adding more people and traffic.
“The traffic getting to and from work is a major issue.”
In 2007, the developer submitted a plan that received fierce opposition. 12 years later, they are presenting a new one at council chambers.
Regardless of the council’s decision, the matter will likely go to a vote.