San Diego Needs to Adopt the Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan/Hay que adoptar el Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan en San Diego
  • Petitioned Elizabeth Shearer-Nguyen

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City of San Diego Development Services Associate Planner
Elizabeth Shearer-Nguyen
City of San Diego District 8 Councilmember
David Alvarez
City of San Diego District 7 Councilmember
Marti Emerald
City of San Diego District 6 Councilmember
Lorie Zapf
City of San Diego District 5 Councilmember
Carl DeMaio
City of San Diego District 1 Councilmember
Sherri Lightner
City of San Diego District 3 Councilmember
Todd Gloria
City of San Diego District 2 Council President Pro Tem
Kevin Faulconer
City of San Diego District 4 Councilmember Council President
Tony Young

San Diego Needs to Adopt the Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan/Hay que adoptar el Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan en San Diego

    1. Petition by

      Alan Francisco

      San Ysidro, CA

(Se lee en español más abajo.)

    You've waited long enough for San Diego to require due diligence in vernal pool habitat conservation. Nevertheless, the Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan needs an EIR/EIS because its adoption affects future projects:

http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/CEQA/PN1300%2520Vernal%2520Pool%2520Habitat%2520Conservation%2520Plan%252011%252028%25202011.pdf

    You might ask if San Diego doesn't already have a vernal pool management plan in place. It only has a plan that provides general information and recommendations:

http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/mscp/vpmp/index.shtml

    Without a comprehensive plan in place, each development project undertakes its own environmental study based on its own land impacts. A conservation plan to designate major habitat areas can decrease the habitat fragmentation possibility.

    San Diego sprawl has already had negative effects and hasn't slowed down enough:

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/survival/article_eabc03dc-0e24-11e0-a103-001cc4c002e0.html

http://www.change.org/petitions/san-diego-is-not-planning-optimal-coastal-sage-scrub-conservationno-estamos-planificando-la-conservacin-del-matorral-litoral-para-salvia

With this plan, the city may enact the essential provisions each project needs in order to develop responsibly.

 

    Ud. ya ha esperado bastante tiempo por la exigencia de las diligencias para conservar los hábitats de charcas vernales en San Diego. Sin embargo, el Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan para conservar los Hábitats de Charcas Vernales) necesita un Environmental Impact Report (Declaración de Impacto Ambiental, EIR/EIS, por sus siglas en inglés) porque el Plan afectará a los proyectos nuevos:

http://docs.sandiego.gov/citybulletin_publicnotices/CEQA/PN1300%2520Vernal%2520Pool%2520Habitat%2520Conservation%2520Plan%252011%252028%25202011.pdf

(En inglés)

    Preguntará si ya se ha adoptado un plan para manejar las charcas vernales en San Diego. Se ha adoptado solo un plan que ofrece información general y recomendaciones:

http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/mscp/vpmp/index.shtml

(En inglés)

    De no adoptar un plan completo se realiza una única investigación ambiental basada en las perturbaciones de terrenos para cada proyecto de construcción. Con un plan de conservación para declarar las áreas principales de hábitats podría disminuirse la posibilidad de fragmentarlos.

    Hay consecuencias negativas de la expansión urbana, y todavía no se ha desacelerado:

http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/survival/article_eabc03dc-0e24-11e0-a103-001cc4c002e0.html

(En inglés)

http://www.change.org/petitions/san-diego-is-not-planning-optimal-coastal-sage-scrub-conservationno-estamos-planificando-la-conservacin-del-matorral-litoral-para-salvia

Con este plan podrían aprobarse las provisiones fundamentales para procurar que se construya con cuidado cada proyecto.

 

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    1. Se puede leer esta petición en español

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen/Estimados participantes:

      I have updated this petition with a Spanish translation. Please share the petition with your Hispanic community.

      Acabo de añadir una traducción al español. Háganme el favor de compartir esta petición.

      Sincerely/Sinceramente
      Alan Francisco

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Petition Goal Raised to 160

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks again for your great support.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    4. Correction of Petition Recipients

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      Ladies and Gentlemen:

      I apologize for specifying an inappropriate recipient for this petition. I needed to realize that petitioning disinterested officials can be disruptive and futile.

      I corrected the petition to no longer send messages to Senior Planner Martha Blake. Please share it; I appreciate your support.

      Sincerely
      Alan Francisco

    5. I have raised the petition goal to 100.

      Alan Francisco
      Petition Organizer

      I am humbled by your enthusiastic support. I would go absolutely crazy if the city council ignored this level of support. I had to raise the petition goal to 100 today. Thank you very much.

    6. Reached 50 signatures

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