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Petitioning City of San Diego Development Services Associate Planner Elizabeth Shearer-Nguyen and 8 others

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

(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.

 

Letter to
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
and 6 others
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
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Elizabeth Shearer-Nguyen, City of San Diego Development Services Associate Planner; Sherri Lightner, City of San Diego District 1 Councilmember; Kevin Faulconer, City of San Diego District 2 Council President Pro Tem; Todd Gloria, City of San Diego District 3 Councilmember; Tony Young, City of San Diego District 4 Councilmember Council President; Carl DeMaio, City of San Diego District 5 Councilmember; Lorie Zapf, City of San Diego District 6 Councilmember; Marti Emerald, City of San Diego District 7 Councilmember; David Alvarez, City of San Diego District 8 Councilmember.

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We, the undersigned, agree that the Vernal Pool Habitat Conservation Plan is the key to that land preservation. We don't want San Diego to ignore its biodiversity and natural habitat. We do not believe the city will see a long-range benefit by cutting corners on land use planning.

We want the comprehensive provisions and the proposed considerations incorporated and support a thorough EIR/EIS and diligence with all relevant agencies to promote conservation. The efforts put forth to realize this plan will be valuable to ongoing and future environmental conservation campaigns.

The city quality of life depends on the plan provisions constraining any development not respecting vernal pool habitat or sustainable development standards. The city character includes vernal pool habitat scenery. Thank you for your time.

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Sincerely,