ORANGE COUNTY, CA-Supporters of an upcoming ballot measure that would restrict development of the hillsides overlooking Brea have won a court battle.

The proposal, which will appear on the November ballot, is known as Measure N. Its slow-growth supporters had gone to court before the ballot arguments could be printed, asking a judge to change some of the wording of the No-on-N group’s argument.

The original statement suggested that Measure N would replace a “consensus Hillside Protection Plan.” Supporters of Measure N argued that there’s nothing called a “Hillside Protection Plan,” only a “Hillside Management Plan.” They also argued that Measure N doesn’t replace anything.

A Superior Court judge agreed with Measure N supporters and ordered the ballot statements changed. Those who oppose Measure N, including some real estate interests, say they didn’t mean to mislead anyone.

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