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Chula Vista ranked 100 of 100 in recreation

Don et. al., After a quick review of the survey criteria I do feel that its a bit of a stretch, using beer gardens and subjective evaluations of climate to determine "Recreation". However the survey still shows the perspective that Chula Vista is a little backwater compared to our big sister San Diego. I challenge our city council to pull their collective heads out and plan a long term sustainable future for the city of Chula Vista. Reading the experts opinions attached to the survey, We are not protecting, maintaining and improving our overall city facilities. Here in the South Bay our school systems, Community College and City seem to be relying on each other and the YMCA to supply all of the "Recreation" facilities and programs. No one coordinating leading or planning the next major change. Just like the bayfront project, Chula Vista stumbles into things like taking over the Olympic Training Center, how much money will be funneled away from our local families and facilities, the USOC does not give up a viable facility without due analysis. The city changes zoning and original urban planning like a flag in a hurricane, without vetting and review, depending on who is blowing,. Chula Vista bedroom community to our sisters to the north, San Diego and the south Tijuana. I attended the Otay Ranch Firehouse 4th of July Pancake Breakfast for the 9th time, every 4th since moving back to the area and commented to my son how diverse a neighborhood we lived in.... Why can't our city and community leaders capitalize on that to create a solid image of the 21st century? BBQ
— July 6, 2016 7:07 a.m.

Growing pains in the South Bay

About twenty years ago I lived in Argentina, during one of their few successful economic periods, they had a very interesting method of taking care of their infrastructure, social and financial issues. First they had a problem with their military retirement funding, so they taxed gasoline.... then they had a problem paying for their roads so they taxed alcohol (booze).... then consumer goods with a VAT for schools.... nothing had proper linkage or reason for what they did and where is Argentina now, back to the good old 1960s and 70s. Chula Vista and similarly San Diego have never been able to prioritize, allocate funding and plan a successful maintenance or attrition based programs. The reasons we have government, cities and social structure, is to supplying common services to the citizens of the community. Chula Vista in particular has the dual taxation areas of Mello Roos in the east where those homeowners pay for "Open" ie public facilities and the west siders "only" (sarcasm) pay "Regular" property taxes. My suggestion is the city scale back on the greenfield development in the east, (MORE is not always better) until the early issues in the east are solved, Public Swimming Pools, indoor gym space, traffic. In the older western sections create "special project or assessment districts" to assess and fund the repairs to sewers, water systems and roads. Chula Vista City Council lift your head up and look around at what you have and need, in order to move the rest of the city into the 21st century instead of resting your laurels on how great (Not Very!!!!) you are doing developing the Eastern part of our city. Maybe it's time to divide the city in half, how"s the City of "Otay Lake" sound to you??? BBQ
— February 23, 2016 6:16 a.m.

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