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The Ladera Ranch Civic Council is the precursor to a local incorporated government that provides input to the Orange County governing boards as the Ladera Ranch civic representation. The purpose of the Council is to encourage and gather public comment on a range of topics which may affect the community and represent the interests of Ladera Ranch residents as their Council. Meetings discuss and provide input on: p
lanning and land use,a public safety, public works, and other municipal related services. The Council consists of seven elected council members.

The Council meets the third Monday of each month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Santa Margarita Water District board room located at 26111 Antonio Pkwy.


Our Next Public Meeting will be Monday, February 20th

Please, join the Ladera Ranch Civic Council for its upcoming meeting, on Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 7pm at the Santa Margarita Water District building.  The agenda for the meeting will be posted not less than 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Agenda is available here.


Chiquita Ridge – Rancho Santa Margarita

Chiquita Ridge RSM

Chiquita Ridge is a 92-acre undeveloped parcel owned by the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. It is located along Antonio Parkway south of Canada Vista Park at the southern boundary of the City. The Civic Council spoke with the City on January 24, 2017, and at this point, there are no established plans for development. The City hired a consulting firm to prepare the preliminary traffic, fiscal, and environmental studies, which could result in a variety of potential development options. However, the City Council has not voted to take further action and there is no developer for any potential project.

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita Director of Development Services, Cheryl Kuta, is open to answering questions by the public. Please visit www.cityofrsm.org for more details on the status of this project.