In an odd turn of events, the Yorba Linda City Council changed its mind on the primary access road for the proposed (and currently litigated) Esperanza Hills project. Arguments have ensued for months that the proposed primary access road across San Antonio Canyon behind more than a dozen homes was patently illegal. Residents provided 18 documents confirming their position that the land was open space in perpetuity and the road was not an acceptable use. The City changed its position and asked that Aspen now be the project’s primary access. This still means the two project developers (Esperanza Hills and Cielo Vista) must work out a deal, but the parkland is (at least temporarily) safe from a roadway.