Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Residents still not aware of the Housing Element update

Encinitas Advocate:
Planning Commissioner Tasha Boerner Horvath initiated an agenda item on public outreach for the housing element because she said “the window is closing” before the matter heads to a public vote in November 2016.

The housing element calls for rezoning certain sites for higher density to accommodate 1,300 units. Horvath said it’s a big deal and not enough have weighed in.

“When I talk to people in my circle of friends and with my neighbors, they don’t know what it is,” Horvath said.
Maybe they should put those story poles up on all the properties they want to upzone, showing how high and dense they want to build. That would get people's attention.

24 comments:

  1. YES, story poles would get people's attention so, of course, they won't do it. Pay particular attention to the "floating zones". On page 65, as well as other pages, you will find how the City intends on throwing out Prop.A.

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  2. Not enough have weighed in because not enough has been done - by design - to tell people what's going on.

    When the city does have workshops, those who do attend walk out knowing something doesn't smell right.

    Classic "Oh, what a tangled web we weave...."

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    1. Ambiguity and deflection are Standard Operating Procedure at city hall. Disenfranchise the public and enact policy surreptitiously. Hall, Cardiff Rail Trail, PV, Lifeguard, the list goes on and on. Run the crooks out of office!

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    2. Run them out and vote "no" in 2016.

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  3. It is a complicated issue and many don't understand it. The planning dept. doesn't make it easy, that's for sure. And, we do have to vote on it in November. Perhaps EU could keep us posted and simplify it a bit? Some of us would be more than happy to put stuff in your inbox EU.

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  4. Its simple. Just vote NO on any increased density. I will be voting NO growth every time. OUr desert and town are too crowded already. Let the increased population move to San Bernadino, or somewhere where it rains. Anywhere but Encinitas.

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  5. I agree. Vote "NO" on this sneaky thing put forth by sneaky people.

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  6. If the plan actually produced affordable housing, people would entertain the idea of upzoning. But to benefit developers only? Ummm...NO.

    HCD - the State agency that administers affordable housing - admitted when they were here that it is not economically feasible to build affordable housing in cities like ours.

    There are other ways to be in "substantial compliance" (HCD's term), but those ways do not generate the kind of income that the city is looking for with this vote.

    It all comes down to that: generating revenue. Because the city can't actually come out and say that and have anyone vote for the thing, they've resorted to lies and smokescreens.

    The city's problem is that people aren't as stupid as hoped.

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    1. No, but they probably are that apathetic....

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    2. May be less so when they learn what's coming to THEIR neighborhood. Gets 'em every time.

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  7. "Madame, I shall surely rape thee, but being a gentleman, I leave the position unto thee." That's our government promoting the Housting Element.

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    1. Sounds more like Britain.

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  8. Wait, I'm all out of kerosene for my torch.

    I thought we were waiting until there was an actual ballot proposition before rioting.

    No?

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    1. No. City's already shown its hand. If we don't have full disclosure now with glossy brochures and workshops and "outreach," do you really think the ballot statement(s) will be forthcoming?

      If you do, boy howdy do I have a bridge to sell you.

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  9. Are the inhabitants ignorant or just apathetic? We are trying to teach them but they don't seem to care.

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    1. Depends what you are teaching them. Give an example of something you teach that is met with apathy.

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  10. Everyone I know is voting no on increased density. If I wanted increased density I would live in Oceanside or downtown San Diego or PB

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  11. Scary words from planning - If residents vote no, the proposed design guidelines will be used again or "repurposed" later.

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    1. 10:31- Sorry for my ignorance, but what do you mean by used or repurposed again? I don't quite understand. Thanks.

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    2. Discarded, rejected plans are "repurposed" - read "recycled" - and presented to the public as new. The city's hope is that the public won't realize the city's trying to pull a fast one.

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  12. This is the same plan that they have had for the past 5 years! They want to make design standards stronger---FOR THE BUILDING INDUSTRY AND STAFF TO DO WHAT THEY WANT at the EXPENSE of COMMUNITY CHARACTER.

    Remember Barth's repeated comments that the millions we wasted on the General Plan Update would be used later. They just keep bringing this turkey back.

    VOTE NO!!

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    1. Perfectly convoluted reasoning.

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  13. RED ALERT****Alert Alert. Encinitas Library renamer is racist supporter of apartheid Israel and just paid to have a library built in his name in the illegally occupied Palestinian territories thus further expanding the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians off their own land.
    See the You Tube video https://youtu.be/bYJZS0n6LVk titled
    The Steven & Patricia Mizel Library- dedication

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