Don Bauder

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Redevelopment Pigs Want Back at the Trough

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat fearful of losing a cushy job or a real estate kingpin fearful of losing a fat government subsidy. Therefore, the move to bring back redevelopment in some form ...

BlueSouthPark May 31, 2013 @ 11:05 a.m.

I feel sad for the Grantville property owners. They gave it a good try and worked tirelessly to obtain a fair solution. The legal decision hinged in part on their supposed failure to "exhaust" every administrative remedy, although the group spoke before the City Council and appealed to the County Board of Supervisors.

Given the stumbling blocks the City and County can put in the way of citizens, I'd say the Grantville group did everything they could.

I hope justice is done in some other fashion, as Peterson suggest may happen.


aardvark May 31, 2013 @ 11:13 a.m.

So the Grantville settlement agreement is legal, but according to the State Dept of Finance it's not an enforceable agreement. So what monies have already changed hands, what monies have yet to change hands, and where does any remaining monies come from to satisfy any remaining payments towards the settlement agreement?


Don Bauder May 31, 2013 @ 7:05 p.m.

Brian: I am keeping my fingers crossed that this ROPS does not go through. Thanks from all concerned citizens for your yeoman work on this issue. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder May 31, 2013 @ 1:31 p.m.

Aardvark. Those details will supposedly have to be worked out. Hopefully, the Department of Finance scuttles this redevelopment scam. It is one of many such scams. Redevelopment, good riddance. Best, Don Bauder


Ponzi Nov. 16, 2016 @ 8:52 a.m.

I am an "old folk." Over 55. I still subscribe to the SDUT, and sometimes wonder why I remain a subscriber. I also have an L.A. Times subscription I picked up 5 years ago with a $20 dollar Groupon coupon. I get the L.A. Times from Thursday through Sunday for $20 a year. They keep renewing me at that rate. I guess it would be several hundred dollars if I did not have some computer billing me for the same $20 Groupon deal year after year.

But my reading habits are changing. I have a laptop on my bed and in the morning I peruse the digital editions of the Washington Post, Seattle Times, New York Times, and whatever pops up when I type "news" into Google. If one of them is stubborn about giving me content without an account, I use the Google "incognito" browser feature to open the page.

Although I enjoy taking my paper to the bathroom (it's easier than a laptop), I think my paper days may be coming to an end. But I'll probably keep that cheap L.A. Times subscription.


Ponzi Nov. 16, 2016 @ 10:30 p.m.

Flapper, I contributed to the conversation about the Irwin Jacobs Balboa Park defacement plan in the recent story in The Reader. Here is the link to that story:


Don Bauder July 24, 2015 @ 7:12 a.m.

Twister: That's not a twisted view. That's truth. Best, Don Bauder


jwl Nov. 28, 2015 @ 7:40 p.m.

SONGS is an acronym for San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Quibbles about nomenclature don't need to be so catty, dan.


Psycholizard Oct. 3, 2017 @ 4:13 p.m.

The Chargers left because they wanted to leave. There is no more attractive place in the world play or watch football than San Diego Stadium.


Psycholizard Oct. 3, 2017 @ 5:06 p.m.

We are allowed our favorites, weather conditions and location make our Stadium unexcelled. Fans from around the nation happily attend there.


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