It's kinda ironic because Kranz and Shaffer opposed Prop A's right to vote on upzoning for big commercial and multi-family developments, but they want to restrict what individual homeowners can do even more tightly than Prop A's height limits and existing setback rules already do.
Are McMansion remodels really a problem? Can somebody send in examples of single-family remodels that destroyed the neighborhood?
On the other hand, if this is about stopping developments like the 10 McMansions on one acre behind La Especial Norte, that's a worthy goal. A couple of the public speakers focused on multi-lot developer projects that were incompatible with the existing neighborhood.
Here's what one Encinitas resident had to say in the U-T comments:
I thought we already had floor area ratio and setback restrictions, which are the best way to handle the situation.When asked whether single-family McMansion remodels were a problem in Encinitas, local realtor Jim Klinge responded, "I've never seen one, and never heard a complaint. My blog photo is from LA!"
For resident homeowners concerned witn quality of life, the state's misguided high density mandate is a much greater concern than the size of a resident neighbor's remodel.