Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Encinitas housing in Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal:
The San Diego suburb of Encinitas hasn’t fulfilled a housing plan in more than two decades, and voters in November chose not to adopt one in a citywide referendum.

That leaves the city open to litigation from Marco Gonzalez, a former environmental lawyer-turned affordable-housing advocate. Mr. Gonzalez has fought antidevelopment neighborhood groups in Encinitas and surrounding towns in the past and threatened to file a lawsuit in October if the election failed.

He hasn’t sued yet, saying he is waiting to see what happens after the appointment of a new council member to fill a seat vacated by the city’s newly elected mayor.

“Sometimes you need to have a stick,” he said, “and whack a few cities over the head.”

14 comments:

  1. Fuck off Marco!!!

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  2. I'll double down on 11:20's comment.

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  3. Uh-oh, Degher, WSJ says Encinitas is a suburb.

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  4. Attorneys that are not very capable pull these stunts.

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  5. Here we go again. More tough comments from the anonymous army of nimby naysayers. Come on by my office sometime; I'd be happy to tell you about my positions on City issues and hear your perspectives too. Why are people so afraid to creep out from behind their screens? And hey, if you want to test my environmental bona fides, send me an email and I'll respond with my last five lawsuits. Just because we don't agree on housing issues doesn't mean we're not on the same side on a lot of things. This anonymous chicken shit serves no one.

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    1. .’ And when the lights are really low, and the groups are really small, it’s, ‘Don’t bring the brown people here, don’t let the poor people in, let’s build a big gate around our little castle, because it’s really nice and pretty and we don’t want them to mess it up.’ And that’s what I’m fighting.” - marco

      This is one reason why your community hates you. You say we are bigots but you are the one that sounds like it by making such gross generalizations. Calling your neighbors nimbys and saying they need to be whacked on the head with a stick in another reason. you shit where you sleep, deal with the consequences or learn shut up already.

      http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2013/oct/08/stringers-attorneys-gonzalez-and-briggs-/#

      This is one of the reasons conservationist hate you. This is just one example of cases that you settled, pocketed the money, and nothing changed and a result. Just like the fireworks with multiple cities, the desal plant, Rose Canyon, and other enviromental shakes downs you are a part of.

      If you cared about affordable housing your beef would be with the state for allowing developers to not actually build anything affordable but taking advantage of the increased density anyways.

      You have the tools and the gumption to be a great person for this state and our community but you stink of selfishness and special interest. Nothing you have done, as far as I can tell, is genuine. I would love for you to prove me wrong and hopefully someday you will. Through actions not words.

      That said, I feel it is very important that there is no settlement when it comes to the HEU. The details need to be defined clearly in the state courts, conflicts with other laws need to be resolved, and for that I have no problem with Encinitas reimbursing your legal fees when all is said and done. Paying you to go away will not be an acceptable outcome.

      I will be remaining anonymous because if/when we butt heads (or possibly work together) it will give me an advantage. “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
      ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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  6. WC - Why did you delete Marco's response?

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    1. EU: I know that is true, but when I used to use my name and then decided to delete it, it showed up on EU as Deleted by poster. I don't see anything like that from Marco. Does anyone know what Marco said?

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    2. Invite to kumbaya party at his office.

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    3. It was caught in the spam filter. It's back at 2:37 above.

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  7. No plan in place but we have built more affordable hosing than our neighboring cities with plans.

    What damages are you suing for Marco? Whacked over the head with a stick, what a kook. What he really means to say is... I will sue to enrich myself because my moral compass in very low. He made a little money off of the tax payers over the fireworks, but they all still have firework shows. He stopped a cleanup effort on the TJ river because of a loop hole in the law and got paid to do it.

    Two bit lawyer from a bottom rate law school. Someday he will graduate to ambulance chaser and actually get some respect from somebody other then Sabine.

    He is considered toxic in the conservation world and does not have smarts to be anything but patsy for those who pay him.

    Is he a Trump Cuckold? Anybody know?

    Love how every single news organization that cover us actually believes low income housing is built by anyone in CA.

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  8. Gonzalezs is an advocate for Gonzalez's pocketbook.

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    1. He is also an advocate for Blakespear and her pals, such as Barth and Schaffer.

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    2. He's got them snowed. What a bunch of hypocritical shysters, all. Throw BH and karris rhodes in while you're at it.

      All with self-serving agendas, affordable housing and putting residents first are the last things on their lists.

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