4. DISCUSSION – GENERAL PLAN BUILD-OUT NUMBERS - Recommendation that the City Council approve the General Plan build-out numbers as updated.
What follows is a screen shot of the Staff Report. As you might know, there is considerable pressure on this community to accommodate large amounts of undesirable and frankly predatory McMansion development. In order for that to happen certain "adjustments" must be made to things such as our gradually emerging General Plan. So let me ask you this, would increasing our so-called "build-out" numbers help or hinder in the effort to preserve the character of this community? And, even more importantly, what exactly would be included in those numbers?
You can find the "Proposed Additional Build-Out Analysis" table here. But just to cut to the chase, here is one item that should send up a monastery's worth of red flags.
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So here is my question. Why does this particularly destructive proposed development have to be included in anything having to do with our General Plan? Oh, and 60 units? Really? It seems like that number changes every day.
Here is another one. Exactly what did go down at that exclusive and very private City Hall meeting held with the developer last week? And did you know there is another meeting just like that planned for this Thursday?