Matthew Lickona 5 p.m., Dec. 4
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Is Proposition C Just a Green Light for Developers?
Today is the first day I have even seen signs up for Proposition C. In Fact its the first time I knew about Prop C. The signs read "Yes on C, for more responsible neighborhood planning". I thought...."hmmmmmm, thats interesting, I wonder what "responsible neighborhood planning" means?" Since we all know special interests like to make you think you are voting in the interest of the greater good when its actually quite the opposite.
It was hard for me to find any real articles about Prop C except this one in the Voice of San Diego,
They use great words like "libraries" and "schools", but is that just their way of getting us to undo a Proposition that limited development in that area?
Something doesnt seem right about this Prop. First of all Pardee homes is supporting it. That is the first red flag and it appears that what it actually does is undo the Proposition that limited development. Here is what the Voice says.... "Residents there want parks, libraries and other facilities, like a shopping center -- the amenities that make a neighborhood a neighborhood.
But there's a problem: the city of San Diego can only build those amenities once the neighborhood's population reaches a certain size. And the neighborhood's population can't reach that size because enough homes aren't allowed to be built yet."
OK there it is BINGO!!! This Prop they are trying to undo LIMITED the number of homes to 1900 until infrastructure like ramps were in place to handle more traffic.
So now "the people" and by people I mean the developers are whining that the infrastructure wont be in place for another 10 years so no new homes can be built until then.
They are throwing the "elementary school" and "library" word out there to get you hooked. Everyone likes elementary schools and libraries and the developers are going to build them out of the kindness of their hearts with their money.
Don't be fooled. This Proposition is nothing but a greenlight for developers to develop this area into oblivion
here is what will happen if you approve this Prop:
"If citywide voters approve Proposition C on November's ballot, the restriction tying the construction of new homes to the completion of the freeway ramps would be eliminated, in turn allowing developers to keep building, the neighborhood to keep growing, and the city to build those amenities.
Which brings us to one final problem: In the past, the city has said it couldn't build those facilities on time anyway, because there was no money available to operate them.
But Prop. C's proponents say right now, that is a secondary concern. They'll lobby the City Council to fund park and library operations later. First, they say, they have to free the community to keep growing so it can reach the population levels required to build the amenities."
Boy does this sound like a recipe for disaster!!!!
Look very closely at this Proposition. It looks like yet another BIG giveaway to the land developers. .