No UUT Petition Ready Soon
(Mod: We get a lot of requests for information on this one. Here is the latest.)
Preserve Sierra Madre email about yesterday's Tattler post
(Mod: The Preserve Sierra Madre steering committee sent out the following yesterday morning.)
Our goal at Preserve Sierra Madre has never been about increasing the value of real estate. Rather, our goal has been preserving the quality of life of the people who live in this village, preserving the character of our neighborhoods, preserving our historical properties so that we remember our history, minimizing traffic and pollution, maintaining open space as much as possible, and living in harmony with the wildlife around us so that the deer, coyotes, bears and hawks can still roam the land.
If the focus is only on real estate values and trying to monetize everything then we might as well get rid of Memorial Park in Sierra Madre. Think of how valuable that real estate would be if it could be turned into a big housing project. Well, fortunately, people believe that having a park for the kids to play in or as a place for the community to congregate is worth a lot more than just its land value - in fact, its priceless in the intangibles it brings to a community.
All of that being said, its still nice to know that those goals are not incompatible with rising real estate values as well. Today's Sierra Madre Tattler provides actual data to demonstrate once again that even as Sierra Madre has enacted more regulations to control over-development in our city, prices have gone up while in developer-friendly cities like Arcadia values are going down. That article and the interesting comments from readers can be found at:
Thank you for your continued support.
Preserve Sierra Madre