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Petitioning City of San Diego Development Services and 1 other

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

(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.

Letter to
City of San Diego Development Services
Hearing Officer City of San Diego Development Services
I just signed the following petition addressed to: City of San Diego Development Services and City of San Diego Development Services Hearing Officer.

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We, the undersigned, oppose development at 6250 Pasatiempo Ave. We don't want to raze more coastal sage scrub, don't need more housing in that area, and don't agree with the planning direction leading to the rezoning. We don't want to understand why this developer didn't even opt for infill development.

Biological diversity depends on open space, and coastal sage scrub has been endangered for years. Open space is some of the city's most beautiful scenery. Although a 6250 Pasatiempo Ave. mapping error was made, that land has been undeveloped for a long time and seems to have regained natural growth.

We know San Diego properties and apartments vacate constantly, especially in Mission Valley and Navajo. Local developers could stay in business if properties were redeveloped or reconstructed. If we planned our neighborhoods to do these things, our economy and community would be able to adjust to sustainable living. Thank you for your time.


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Sincerely,