Wednesday, September 8, 2010
We are in the 'crazy season' of elections. The city has yet to tell citizens when the Planning Commission meeting will be scheduled for the 90 foot lights. Best estimates are the last half of October.
It is certainly possible that there will be very little notice given. It is important for all of Encinitas to let the planning commission how you feel about this radical change of our general plan and spot zoning effort.
The last planning meeting concerning Hall Park resulted in rejecting the EIR and recommended reducing the fields by 1 or 2 and solve serious traffic issues. There is ample evidence that the entire community does not want this in Encinitas. Vision Goals. One would think that the planning commission would recognize this fact. The council majority,(3-2), may again direct Park and Rec. to challenge their conclusions as they did last time.
Register your email address at http://sosencinitas.com/SOS/Home.html to receive notice of the Planning Meeting, Council Meeting and Coastal Commission Meeting.
As for the 'Crazy Season', there are two sides to the Stadium Light issue, General Plan change and zoning change, etc.
Dalager and Gaspar both want the Stadium Lights, up to nine stories high, blocking ocean views (see below), diminishing the quality of life, changing the Community character, causing dangerous night time traffic, reducing property values, eliminating star views, loud speakers and light pollution up to midnight. Both are calling the Special Use Park/ Regional Sports Park a Community Park and wrongly state the current plan was certified by the planning commission. Dalager does not ackowledge that there are ANY homes by the park. (see article) Gaspar has not indicated she cares. Neither are concerned with about maintaining the community character, (seeVison Goals, below), or quality of life in this area of Encinitas.
Barth and Krantz want to get the park built for our citizens and DO NOT WANT the Stadium Lights, up to nine stories high, up to midnight, blocking ocean views, diminishing the quality of life, changing the Community character, causing dangerous night time traffic, reducing property values, eliminating star views, loud speakers and light pollution. Both value and want to maintain our community character and quality of life.
The latter two candidates do like children and families and want to build the park, counter to implied claims on the the first two candidates current political campaign mail outs.
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