Saturday, October 15, 2016

Measure T: luxury condos with inadequate parking

Former Supervisor Pam Slater-Price:
We attended [the Measure T forum Thursday night]. Even the proponent publicly admitted that high density in expensive beach communities produces ZERO "affordable housing", just more luxury condos with inadequate parking that causes residents to crowd the local streets with their parked cars. VOTE NO ON MEASURE T TO PRESERVE AND PROJECT ENCINITAS!

76 comments:

  1. Should be called measure G for Greed! This is what your council supports. Vote them all out.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This one is on Tasha/Mike Strong. Tasha wants to require any new density increase project to be at the mercy of the Planning Commission; she suggested a reduction of more than 25% for parking spaces.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tasha subscribes to the "provide less parking and people will HAVE TO bike and walk" theory. So wrong, in so many ways.

      Delete
    2. Biking and walking aren't going to be the norm, unless an earthquake destroys the roads and/or gas is unavailable.

      Delete
    3. Ya think? That's the world Tasha lives in, though. You'll get no reality from her.

      Another Kranz living situation in a relative's home, Tasha wouldn't know the real world if it dropped into her free-rent back yard.


      Delete
    4. Does Tasha, the epitome of a socialist and Cultural Marxist, live with mommy and daddy like Tony Kranz? Or was she given a home by mommy like Blakespear?

      Delete
  3. All this idea of making us walk and ride bicycles is a free pass to developers to increase density and have less parking!

    ReplyDelete
  4. A consequence of Measure T, if adopted, will be to replace the funky/junky shops and buildings on the Coast Highway in Leucadia. Same thing with the historic buildings in downtown Encinitas such as the La Paloma and the 101 Cafe.

    Are we being asked to vote to destroy the town in order to save it?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They tried this years ago with a zoning ordinance change, which would have forced owners to come into some sort of "compliance". Most would have been unable to and have been forced to sell. Now this Measure comes along, trying to accomplish the same thing with a bit of a different tack. Vote NO - if passed, it will permanently change the character of the community into an Orange County clone.

      Delete
  5. We are being forced to provide density for property tax to continue the obscene salaries and pensions these city workers all expect and they do not give a damn about our town.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 12:43: BINGO!!

      Delete
    2. 12:43 that's the game, and we all know the #1 pension hog.

      Delete
  6. Thank you Pam and Herschel for staying involved and for helping Del Mar get their own version of our Prop A.

    This community's solitary struggle will not remain so. We have led the way for other towns to stand up and defend their own. There will be many more to come and when there is, Sacramento will begin to hear us.

    This is a fight well worth the struggle and when Measure T goes down, many other community's will join us when they see there is an option, other than bending over.

    No on Measure T and defend Prop A at the same time.

    If there is one thing our votes can do for each of our community's, this is it. No on Measure T.

    The fear mongering of what will happen to Encinitas when we defend our town and vote this down, is just that and nothing more.

    We have every right to protect this precious city and voting down Measure T is the most direct action we have.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Gaspars are pro-development, pro-high density and pro-lining their own pockets. Defeat them both in November. Kristin Gaspar is a threat to the county and to the last of the remaining open space.

    ReplyDelete
  8. If Measure T had mandates on density projects, this community would likely be more accepting of this density urbanization scam.

    When the Planning Commission had just such a majority opinion in place to mandate a 25% low income requirement, guess who opened her pie hole and talked Glen O'Grady and Tony Brandenberg to change their vote?

    Greg Drakos was the only one who held on. Thank your Greg.

    The Planning Commission had the chance to pass this on to Council for review until Tasha talked them back down.

    Why? I don't have a clue. It more than likely would have gone down, but at least it would have shown the city had an opportunity to make this hosing plan palatable and perhaps acceptable to the general public.

    No on Measure T and save Prop A's protection for all of ours future.

    This is one vote that each of us has that can mean the most if you care about this precious community under siege.

    Voting for whichever candidate will defend us, allows little real choice. Their campaign words mean little without direct action backing them up.

    As a candidate told me in an almost apologetic tone, this is the best they could come up with this time. I don't buy into it one bit.

    Council let themselves be led by Planning. A housing element update could have acceptable and next time, just maybe, they will show they have learned from the current doomed to fail
    Up Yours Encinitas hosing plan.

    Leaving Manjeet in place as the acting director or as the director of community development which is his other title, is so wrong on so many fronts. Clean out that dept. or expect more of the same. $4 to $5 million has already been wasted trying to sell this stinker.

    Imagine where that waste could have been better spent.

    No on Measure T.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just over 1 million. Not 4. You must be adding the lifeguard tour...

      Delete
    2. Prop A protects your future 11:14? You've just gone biblical!

      What happens if it passes, I wonder? Will you street pander the 101 saying "the end is near"

      Delete
    3. Lol @ 2.22, spending millions every few years is worth the political entertainment... It makes the sane, crazy.

      2.19.... One million is still a lot of money. Will be more with the lawsuits in guessing. They are coming regardless of outcome on Nov 8. Whatever side wins, whatever side loses, they will throw more money at it in courts.

      Delete
    4. Hey 2:19, MIG and their subcontractors were paid over $1.3 million, and the Planning staff is using the MIG reports for the basis of this plan. Put in a few hundred thousand for Peder Norby, Peak Democracy, and the most recent $1.3 millon that Manjeet has spent on the project over the past 2 years, and you have closer to 5 million when you consider Planning staff time. Keep in mind, the reson that they eve did the GPU in the first place and brought on MIG wa because Teresa Barth stated tht she wanted "to keep the Planning staff busy." Anywhere else, and they would and should have been fired!

      Delete
    5. The law lobby pays good money to assure that laws are written to generate business for them.

      Delete
  9. Catherine and Lisa have spent a million on attempting to alter the State's Density Bonus law' AND Tony convinced them to hire an outside attorney that is famous for having LOST the biggest Density Bonus litigation case in State History. Does this outpoint them winning two Golden Fleece awards in 3 years? The REAL question is what paper mill did Catherine get her license to practice law at? If any?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 9:15 has been watching too much Trump, accusing the opposition of exactly what you are guilty of.

      There is someone in the mayor's race who is misrepresenting their professional credentials, but it sure isn't Catherine. It's the physical therapist posing as a doctor and "prescribing" things.

      What a sad little insecure guy. Insecurity is not a good leadership trait.

      Delete
    2. Just out of curiosity, where did she go to law school?

      Delete
    3. "After five years in journalism, Catherine decided to follow the path of both of her parents and earn a law degree. Happily living in Salt Lake City surrounded by friends and community, she attended the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, graduating in 2006. She served as editor-in-chief of one of the law school’s three law journals, the Journal of Law and Family Studies. She subsequently clerked for the Honorable Pamela Greenwood on the Utah Court of Appeals and worked for the highly regarded law firm of Ray, Quinney & Nebeker in Salt Lake City as a law clerk and associate attorney."

      http://blakespearlaw.com/about.html

      Delete
  10. 9:15 am Enjoyed your letter in the Seaside Crony, Mikey.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mikey is in the hospital, but we'll accept the praise on his behalf. The Marriage Letter was well-written, glad you agree. Others reading here might want to look it up? Why is a J.D. or D.C. or whatever after one's name more wrong than making up the name Blakespear, which while being absolutely legal doesn't account for Catherine trying imply the greatness of Shakespear? Perhaps more misleading, even sneaky, in comparison to a Doctorate; one is trying to assist in saving lives; the other, Catherine is attempting to glory-hog off a recognized Master's work?

      Delete
    2. Interesting that Mikey couldn't or wouldn't defend the insecurity of a physical therapist who pretends to have a prescription pad.

      Do we really want a deeply insecure napoleon who brags about not changing his mind?

      Delete
  11. Socilist and Cultural Marxists desire to put a Section-8 apartment building in your Encinitas or Cardiff neighborhood:

    "Only ideologues could devote themselves to crusading against people’s efforts to live and associate with other people who share their values and habits…. Undaunted by a long history of disasters when third parties try to mix and match people, or prescribe what kind of housing is best, they act as if this time it has to work. It doesn’t matter how many government housing projects that began with lofty rhetoric and heady visions have ended with these expensive projects being demolished with explosives, in the wake of social catastrophes that made these places unlivable.
    To those with the crusading mentality, failure only means that they should try, try again — at other people’s expense, including not only the taxpayers but also those who lives have been disrupted, or even made miserable and dangerous, by previous bright ideas of third parties who pay no price for being wrong."

    ReplyDelete
  12. Today the postman brought a pamphlet almost as thick as a Sears catalog labeled "SUPPLEMENTAL Measure T". The paper is of the proper quality and would be good to hang in an outhouse since Sears stopped sending catalogs some years back.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Why would the people who live in Encinitas know more about what is best for their town that a bureaucrat 500 miles away in Sacramento?

    This is precisely how the government has taken over sphere after sphere of our institutions and culture.

    The govt provides funding for something, then, once you have built in into budgets and come to rely on it, they threaten to take it away unless you kow-tow.

    This is exactly why you should NEVER take or depend on govt money OR incorporate.

    I'd rather get funded by a guy named “Saul the nose”
    at least when he comes to break your knee caps he won’t tell you it’s to help you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Incorporation has lead to the real estate and developer interests buying the small town's city council. These shills do the bidding of their Masters; the Gaspars are poster children for being sell-out Judas goats. leading the community to over-development and loss of community character.

      Delete
    2. And you are one of the eight blind men holding onto a different part of an elephant and wrongly describing it to others.

      Delete
    3. 5:34PM obviously doesn't recall or have any memory of the way the County Board of Supervisors were corrupted by development interests back in the 70s, which led to our incorporation. True that the city council has been slowly corrupted as well. The constant pressure of money does that.

      Delete
    4. 5:43 PM And you missed the elephant altogether!

      Delete
    5. 6:31 PM I was referring to the more "recent" special interest take over of the city government. Yes, this overall process of sell-out started a long time ago. Development is pushed more by profit motive than prudent land use planning.

      Delete
  14. Sent in my NO on T vote. My neighbors are voting NO on T. The NO on T train is leaving the station! Too-Too you can vote NO too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Word is Manhattan Giant Pizza and Kealanis got handed eviction notices? Tear down for new condos!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are not in upzone, Measure T.

      Delete
    2. There is plenty of space downtown to rent, just pay.

      Delete
    3. They were on month to month rentals. The building sold and the new owner chose not to renew their leases because that building needs major work. Perhaps they will return when renovations are complete?

      Delete
    4. Gentrification is on its way. There's no way that Kealanis or Giant Pizza are going to be able to afford rent in a new building on 101.

      Delete
    5. "Gentrification is on its way." ?? Hell, its been happening for the past two decades at least!!

      Delete
    6. Why not, 1:32? How is their current rent structured? If the new space will attract more customers, then perhaps their revenues will go up, allowing them to pay more for rent. I bet that their current rent was not flat. Most likely their rent was partly a percentage of their gross revenues.

      - The Sculpin

      Delete
  16. If Prop. T is supposed to be a "no brainer" to vote YES, why are there 231 pages in the damned thing that showed up in our mailbox today. In fact, we got 2 of them. All paid for by US! Also got in the mail was a mailer about how Gaspar Physical Therapy was sued for 1)Negligence 2) Medical Malpractice and 3) Elder Abuse. They settled out of court. And they are the ones who say Roberts is a slime ball? WOW! This happened in the Superior Court of Calif. in and for the County of San Diego-North County. Lawsuit was dated 8-18-06. I thought they were supposed to be the ethical ones.

    ReplyDelete
  17. NO on T. And NO on any Gaspar in trying to run for office. They are slimeballs, and are being given money by our dear friend Jerome Stock's PAC.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Something off about Gaspar PT logo:

    http://cdn.earthporm.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/bad-letter-spacing-4__605.jpg

    ReplyDelete
  19. If the Gaspar's are so clean, what's with the lawsuit alleging Malpractice, Elder Abuse, and Negligience. Hmmmm And if Paul knows so much about our city, like 99.6% of what's going on, is Kristin telling him things from closed sessions/ Not saying the others don't, but they don't brag about knowing so much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing they had a problem therapist and quickly got rid of him.

      Delete
    2. Then they have issues vetting the reliability of their employees.

      Delete
    3. 11:06- you mean like the city has vetting city managers and department heads??

      Delete
    4. Make no mistake, 12:50, the city vets and gets exactly what it wants. Just not particularly or at all representative of what the taxpayers want or expect from their civil servants.

      Delete
    5. 10:52 Wrong guess. It did not involve an employee.

      Delete
    6. Please share. The Gaspars personally beat up an old person?

      Delete
    7. Roberts needs to exploit the Gaspar's vulnerabilities. They're calling him a crook, so the gloves are off. If he doesn't start doing something soon, he'll likely be defeated by the sheer weight of the Gaspar propaganda onslaught.

      Delete
    8. City government is based on the principle of "Don't rock the boat".. the only question is - who is at the helm?

      Delete
    9. 7:51 That's a question you should ask the Gaspars.

      Delete
    10. Dave Roberts, although a good guy, also "issues vetting the reliability of employees," since some of them turned on him and did their best to smear his reputation.

      Delete
  20. Just saw a "Yes on T" sign without the required FPCC information on the bottom identifying who paid for them. Maybe it was, us, the taxpayers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's illegal. Where was said sign located?

      Delete
    2. Council member Lisa Shaffer was taking care of the yes on T signs at the last forum.

      Delete
    3. No surprise Lisa is walking a thin line here. Her ethics allow it, you know.

      Delete
  21. Two are at the NW corner of "A" St. and Encinitas Blvd., across from Cottonwood Creek. Another on the opposite side where the Udder Corner used to be.

    ReplyDelete
  22. "A" St. and Encinitas Blvd. don't intersect, so that can't be the right corner. Encinitas Blvd. becomes "B" St. west of 101. 3:54 probably means the NW corner of "B" and 101. It's across (north) from Cottonwood Creek and west of what was Udder Corner.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I threw my supplemental "Measure T" booklet in the garbage. No telling how much money that cost to print and mail. Not only did I get one, but my husband got one also and we live in the same house. What a waste!

    I can not imagine people reading and studying this. It's all garbage.

    NO on Measure T.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Complying with Prop A is "all garbage"? Riiiiiight - we wouldn't want to be accused of making an informed decision now, would we?

      Delete
    2. We got 4 of them in one household - straight to the recycling bin.

      Delete
    3. The only part of Measure T that complies with Prop A is the Prop A requirement that a citywide vote be held on any upzones or increases in height.

      An informed vote is one that has read all 230 pages of the fine print to see just how badly gutted Prop A is and how we'll never vote again on another Housing Element Update.

      Delete
    4. I have found a solution to Encinitas affordable housing needs! All the supplemental "T" books I'm receiving in triplicate in the mail can be used to build a house! Encinitas council you are beyond brilliant!!

      Delete
    5. 4:37 PM right you are...they are on the area where the tiny rest area is. I didn't get one of those "Measure T" books. Was looking for a good laugh today!

      Delete
    6. I got 4 of them! Off to the recycler. I wonder what that cost the city (taxpayer)? A campaign poller said Tasha endorses T - not good for her position.

      Delete
    7. I never got one of these extra "T" pamphlets, perhaps because I have a "No on T" sign in my yard. Who or what actually paid for these? Follow the money.

      Delete
  24. T for two. That's about how many people will vote for it.

    ReplyDelete
  25. How about that city of Encinitas... 60 days after the asphalt goes down, still can't get Santa Fe Dr. striped.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yea - they're too busy resurfacing Lone Jack!! It's now smooth as a racetrack!

      - The Sculpin

      Delete
    2. Great! I'll bring my straight pipe this weekend!

      Delete
    3. No need....we have plenty here....but you're still welcome!

      - The Sculpin

      Delete