Don Bauder 8:42 p.m., May 23
Even though Chula Vista is still reeling from the default/closure crisis, residential development continues to be the city's economic engine.
McMillin's east side Mellenia development includes 2,983 condos. Now that the bay front plan has passed, west side development by Pacifica aims for 1,500 condos.
Two developments currently in process on the east side are Olympic Pointe with 427 condo/rentals and Lake Pointe with 384 condo/rentals.
Are campaign donations to council member candidates an indication of who the developers believe will best support their plans?
Incumbent Pamela Bensoussan is facing off against Larry Breitfelder for seat 3 in the council races. Developers contributed $21,225.00 to Bensoussan and $900.00 to Larry Breitfelder.
Mary Salas and Linda Wagner are candidates for seat 4. Developers gave Salas $21,525.00 and Wagner $300.00.