Mod: It certainly wasn't the longest email ever sent from Preserve Sierra Madre, but it just might be one of the most significant. Has Sierra Madre actually won in its fight against unwanted development? Are the necessary ingredients needed to properly control things like mansionization now in place? It is a big question. Here is their message.
We are happy to report that the City Council at Tuesday night's meeting unanimously approved all of the amendments to the R-1 zone recommended by the Planning Commission.
We appreciate all the hard work of the Planning Commission and City Staff as well as the work and approval by our City Council. It is a rare thing in the governance of a city to have a City Staff, Planning Commission and City Council working so well together for the good of the city.
On another note, you have probably noticed that you have not been receiving as many emails for the last few months from Preserve Sierra Madre. We can assure you that we have not gone away. But to a certain extent, the more that is accomplished in Sierra Madre towards setting up good rules and regulations for development, the less there is for us to do.
In other words, because of the updated General Plan and the continued work being done to bring the Municipal Code in line with a General Plan predicated upon preserving our "Village of the Foothills", there is simply less to fight about and less to argue about. As long as builders and developers follow the reasonable rules for development that are currently in place, we can all be confident that any development will be consistent with the goals of the General Plan. The upfront work that has been done means less work and problems down the road.
We will remain vigilant however. The project at One Carter will soon be back on the table and there may be other issues that crop up every now and then. We will of course bring these issues to your attention and take whatever action is needed.
As always, we appreciate your concern for our city and your continued support.
Preserve Sierra Madre