San Diego Is Not Planning Optimal Coastal Sage Scrub Conservation/No estamos planificando la conservación del matorral litoral para salvia
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City of San Diego Development Services

San Diego Is Not Planning Optimal Coastal Sage Scrub Conservation/No estamos planificando la conservación del matorral litoral para salvia

    1. Petition by

      Alan Francisco

      San Ysidro, CA

(Se lee en español más abajo.)

    San Diego has already destroyed many environmental resouces, but we are still responsible for conserving what remains. The City Council approved a 6250 Pasatiempo Ave. rezoning from "open space" to "residential; this open space contains coastal sage shrub, an endangered California environmental resource.

http://dockets.sandiego.gov/sirepub/pubmtgframe.aspx?meetid=1306&doctype=Summary

http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/CEQA/PN1300%2523215049nd%252011%252008%25202011.pdf

    Months ago in nearby Mission Valley, citizen and councilmember objections failed to prevent the Sudberry Properties Quarry Falls approval, which also affects our coastal sage scrub:

http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/missionvalley/pdf/quarryfallseir1pgs1thru178.pdf

(This is an 8.24 MB file)

In another campaign, coastal sage scrub near the San Diego River is also threatened:

http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/CEQA/PN1300%2523175757mnd%252011%252008%25202011.pdf

http://www.change.org/petitions/san-diego-river-coastal-sage-scrub-is-further-threatened-by-developmentno-perjudique-la-vegetacin-riberea-en-san-diego

    These developers, the approving communities, and the city officials aren't valuing coastal sage scrub more than development and its economic stimulus.

    They are not pointing this developer toward the redevelopment/reconstruction market or even infill development, which would still be more sustainable than disturbing open space. They don't want current or potential residents to use the city's abundant vacant housing.

    Biological diversity depends on open space. I see some of this city's most beautiful sights in undeveloped open space. I know and see that properties and apartments are vacated constantly, especially in Mission Valley and Navajo.

    Local developers would stay in business if properties were just redeveloped or reconstructed. If we planned to do these things in our neighborhoods, our economy and community would be able to adjust to more sustainable living.

 

    En San Diego ya se han destruido muchos recursos ambientales, pero todavía somos responsables de conservar los que quedan. Se aprobó una conversión de una zona de campo en una residencial donde se ubica 6250 Avenida Pasatiempo; este campo es matorral litoral de salvia, un recurso ambiental en peligro de extinguirse para California.

http://dockets.sandiego.gov/sirepub/pubmtgframe.aspx?meetid=1306&doctype=Summary

(En inglés)

http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/CEQA/PN1300%2523215049nd%252011%252008%25202011.pdf

(En inglés)

Hace unos meses que en Mission Valley, a pesar de las objecciones de ciudadanos y representantes del Consejo, se adoptó Quarry Falls de Sudberry Properties, el cual también afecta a nuestro matorral:

http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/missionvalley/pdf/quarryfallseir1pgs1thru178.pdf

(En inglés y cuenta 8,24 MB)

En otra compaña, se amenaza también el matorral cerca del río San Diego:

http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/CEQA/PN1300%2523175757mnd%252011%252008%25202011.pdf

(En inglés)

http://www.change.org/petitions/san-diego-river-coastal-sage-scrub-is-further-threatened-by-developmentno-perjudique-la-vegetacin-riberea-en-san-diego

    No les vale a estos contratistas, las comunidades que apoyan estos proyectos y los funcionarios de la ciudad el matorral más que el desarrollo y estimular la economía.

    No han aconsejado al solicitante que renueve o reconstruya las casas que ya existan o aun fabrique en lotes baldíos, algo más eficiente que perturbar el campo.

    La diversidad de organismos depende del campo. Veo algunas de las más bellas imágenes locales en el campo. Sé y veo que siempre se vacían habitaciones especialmente en Mission Valley y Navajo.

    De renovarse o reconstruirse las propiedades los contratistas locales seguirían operando. De planificar así en nuestras vecindades podrían adaptarse nuestra economía y nuestra comunidad a conservar nuestros recursos.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Pasatiempo Map Waiver Approved/Se adopta la dispensa de mapa

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen/Estimados Srs.:

      Development Services approved the Pasatiempo Map Waiver.
      Se adopta la dispensa de mapa por Development Services.

      Sincerely/Sinceramente
      Alan Francisco

    3. Pasatiempo Map Waiver Hearing/Se relaciona la dispensa de mapa

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen/Estimados Srs.:

      The Pasatiempo Map Waiver will be heard in Development Services May 23.
      Se relaciona la dispensa de mapa el 23 de mayo.

      Sincerely/Sinceramente
      Alan Francisco

    4. Rezone Approved/Se aprobó la conversión

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen/Estimados participantes:

      The City Council approved the rezone. However, no application for development has arrived. Please share the petition.
      Se aprobó la conversión; pero, no se ha presentado ninguna solicitud con el fin de construir. Favor de compartir esta petición.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    5. City Council Rezone Hearing January 31/Se relaciona la conversión el 31

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen/Estimados participantes:

      On January 31 the City Council will pass or veto the Pasatiempo Rezone.

      http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/PublicHearings/PN-035-200459-013112-Pasatiempo%2520Rezone.pdf

      Please share the petition.

      El 31 de enero se relacionará ante el Consejo de la Ciudad la conversión Pasatiempo, y se aprobará o se rechazará.

      http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/PublicHearings/PN-035-200459-013112-Pasatiempo%2520Rezone.pdf

      Favor de compartir la petición.

      Sincerely/Sinceramente
      Alan Francisco

    6. Se puede leer esta petición en español

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen/Estimados participantes:

      I've updated the petition with a Spanish translation. Please share the petition with your Hispanic community.

      He añadido una traducción al español. Háganme el favor de compartir esta petición.

      Sincerely/Sinceramente
      Alan Francisco

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. Correction and City Council Hearing Update

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen:

      First, I apologize for misstating the draft document- it is actually a Draft Negative Declaration, because there was nothing to mitigate. I have corrected the petition.

      Second, today the Planning Commission recommended the Rezoning and the Technical Plan amendment approval to the city council.

      http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/PublicHearings/PN1300%2520%2523215049%2520PC%252012-01-11.pdf

      The commission wanted the parcel to be residential space even though it has been undeveloped for a long time.

      Nevertheless, the city council will take time to make their decision. I have updated the petition, including removing the Development Services Managers and the Planning Commission as recipients; please share it. I appreciate your support.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    9. The City Council Hearing Is DECEMBER 15!

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen:

      I remind you that the Pasatiempo Rezoning project will be recommended to the city council December 15.

      Please share this petition; the rezoning affects open space and allows sprawl from Mission Valley, and if the council approves the project unconditionally, the community plan will be modified to not preserve a significant parcel.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    10. Planning Commission Will Recommend the Rezoning to City Council December 15

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      The Planning Commission is holding a hearing to recommend the rezoning to the City Council December 15:

      http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/PublicHearings/PN1300%2520%2523215049%2520PC%252012-01-11.pdf

      Feel free to share the petition.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    11. Draft ND Comment Period Ended November 28

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      The Draft ND comment period ended November 28, thus messages to Environmental Planner Phil Lizzi won't be considered. There's still time to send messages to the other city officials; feel free to share this petition.

    12. Reached 50 signatures
    13. I have raised the petition goal to 100.

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      I had to because I just got 31 signatures in two days! I commend your support.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    14. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Sara Smith MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Or they could be creative and build up. Have some foresight, and protect these remaining spaces.

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    • Alan Francisco SAN YSIDRO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Compromising open space instead of redeveloping existing properties or infill development is not good planning.

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