Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Preserve Sierra Madre: Current Planning Projects List

Mod: The following email went out from Preserve Sierra Madre yesterday. As always there is lots of important information.

Dear Supporters: The "Current Planning Projects List"  attachment to this email was included as a link from the "Village View Newsletter" which comes from the City of Sierra Madre and is an email blast that anyone can sign up for to keep up with current events in Sierra Madre including pending development projects in Sierra Madre.

We will be forwarding this to our supporters each month when it is updated by the city. We appreciate the city compiling this list and making it easily available to the public.

You will note the many large homes planned for the Stonegate development which is currently on hold because of the water meter moratorium. You will also notice a couple of demolitions of existing single-family homes located at 193 Oak Meadow and 91 E. Orange Grove. A couple of second units will be added to homes at 150 S. Baldwin and 190 E. Mira Monte. The concern with second units is usually about parking. Other than that, the rest are just routine projects that appear to be of no concern.

Our City Council and Planning Commission have enacted very good rules and regulations in both the updated General Plan as well as the Municipal Code. All we can ask is that the existing rules and regulations be followed and enforced.

If you have any questions about a particular project, please let us know.

Thank you for your continued support.

Steering Committee
Preserve Sierra Madre


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58 comments:

  1. The good thing is that if the city keeps providing that list, no one should complain any more about ending up with a bad project. With this kind of notice, there will be ample opportunity to voice your displeasure with any project in the early stages before it is built. If people choose not to get involved, then they deserve what they get and have no right to complain.

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  2. People need to know what's going on and the city and now Preserve Sierra Madre is providing the information. What the public chooses to do with that information in another matter.

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  3. Looks like One Carter / Stonegate has some pretty big houses going into that area. What a disaster if that happens.

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    1. There are requirements for what they can build there, which is what has slowed them down for so long. If they wanted to build reasonably sized homes, a neighborhood could already be there.

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    2. They want to build 6,000 sq. ft. McMansions. Obviously it is all about the 💰.

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  4. The term "Stonegate" should not be used. It has no validity outside of the fact that this lawsuit happy developer calls it that. The area is properly known as One Carter. Can the city correct their paperwork?

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  5. Mad dogs need to be named McDonald in honor of the lawyer who is leading the way in suing Sierra Madre over this awful project. That lawyer's name is Richard McDonald.

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    1. MacDonald has found his niche - helping developers force communities into letting them make a killing.

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    2. McDonald plays the race card. Opposition to McMansions is racist in his view because some Asians prefer them. The odd thing is cities like Arcadia and San Marino, where Asians are the largest population group, elect caucasians to City Council who are opposed to mansionization. Meaning McDonald's claim that McMansions are an Asian thing could be based on his own racist assumptions. Or the cruel cynicism of certain developers.

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    3. 8:24, the Asian community might not be showing up much to vote. Yet.

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    4. Yes, the myth of the passive Asian. Another racist assumption pushed by certain developers and their hirelings.

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    5. These developers are bad people. They will do or say anything to destroy towns for their own greed.

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    6. Actually 8:32, an observation from working in the Asian community.

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    7. They all say that.

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    8. http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/11/07/65952/in-divisive-election-year-a-drive-to-boost-asian-a/

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    9. There is no ethnic group that votes in the numbers that they should.

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    10. It sure was fun to watch April Verlatto shread McDonald during a recent Arcadia city council meeting. He squirmed like the rat he is. His body language gave it away big time as she pressured him. Some attorneys help people, others are bought off and screw whomever they can. All this redistricting nonsense in Arcadia was all his doing. Last election had one Asian candidate who lost badly. The Asian population is the majority, so what does it tell you when two caucasians get elected ? Oh, of course, I’m the racist.

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  6. Sierra Madre should adopt a plan? Titled 'Sierra Madre First' then all will fall into place and the yellow brick road will open up before your feet, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/china-donald-trump-branded-without-us-congress-permission-trademarks-spas-escort-services-hotels-and-a7619136.html

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  7. Go to the City Council meeting tonight. Or watch on TV to stay informed. Thank you Ckuncil for bringing in Gabe to replace Elaine, who would never give you a straight answer.

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  8. Thanks again Mod on keeping us informed, and the morning chuckle provided by the repeat information from the "Village News Letter"; ditto, Preserve group.

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  9. What about projects that were done under the radar? What is the status of the Salisian situation? That knucklehead built an entire house behind another without permits and certainly not to code.

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    1. It's still there, but the Darling house isn't. Whole thing torn down to the ground save for half the chimney.

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    2. It is nice that the city has put in certain laws to stop predatory development. I also appreciate all of the hard work put into the General Plan. But if the city government does not defend them then they are meaningless and city hall has accomplished nothing.

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  10. I check that list whenever it comes out, and have found a quick way to get through it - look at the dates that finish the status description. Some of those McMansions are stalled since 2015, 2016. Clearly the owner, CETT (aka Ms. Hui Ru Han), can sit on the land with no problem. That's what happens when you get a "distressed real estate asset" for cheap.

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    1. Thank John Buchanan. Yet one more failure.

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    2. Buchanan and Stockly went into a deal with a disreputable developer, eyes wide open.

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  11. Years back the town had the opportunity to purchase One Carter. What happened?

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    1. No one organized a bond for a public open space - and at one of the meetings, the Mountain Conservancy said it would be too expensive to maintain.

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  12. Tray Gaudy;
    Nominated by a President, you work for the people, how do you restore the principles of your office?

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    1. Trey Goudy is a South Carolina Republican Congressman who led various failed investigations of Hillary Clinton. What does he have to do with housing development in Sierra Madre?

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    2. Tray Gaudy-- It's French I think.

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    3. Tray Gaudy is a comedian who wears bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts.

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    4. Thought he was the shortstop for the Toronto Bluejays...

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  13. Why didn't the Mountain Conservancy purchase Carter One when it was listed as a distressed real estate asset? and what is Preserve Sierra Madre doing to raise the funds necessary to purchase as open spaces, if the property should become available again?

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    1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    2. Let's not go posting peoples' phone numbers here, 10:23.

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    3. Sorry it's from their website. No Email listed....

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    4. The Mountain Conservancy is a passive organization. It is not pro-active. They do a good job as stewards of what people have given them, but they won't initiate anything.

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  14. I wouldn't be so quick to say failed investigations of the Clinton's.
    Nothing to do with housing tract, everything to do with equal justice of law.
    Tattlersierramadre does not adhere to the lead story that it shares daily; freedom of thought is shared on this site.

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    1. Trey Goofy spent millions of dollars on a witch hunt that led nowhere. That is failure. Trump, on the other hand, is headed for a treason trial.

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    2. "Tattlersierramadre" Kinda rolls off the tongue like it was originally written in Cyrillic.

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    3. Like it was read off of a list.

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    4. this really is a foreigner

      so, how much do you get paid to troll here?

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    5. He gets paid in Putin Pennies.

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  15. 10:13am. Why are you always picking on Hawaiian's?

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    1. Envy. They live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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    2. Hawaii is not even close. Sure there are some nice spots. Expensive, traffic, congestion, over built. Try places in the Mediterranean, Polynesia, or the Caribbean.
      Been to all of them and wouldn't waste my time or money visiting Hawaii or the California public beaches either.

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  16. Have you seen Turtle Island; Fiji? This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
    Wearing Bermuda shorts are suggested.

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  17. Another school shooting at an elementary school in Northern California; shooter neutralized.

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  18. Stop wasting Sierra Madre Citizens Tax Dollars! Fix the water pipes and our roads!

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  19. 11:25am how can a natural topography be too expensive to maintain? Mt Wilson Trail and Bailey Canyon are not as expensive as the Library is to maintain.
    Is that the reason the Monastery was singled out; because they maintain their open space?

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    1. Laughable their open space is an open unmaintained field, that is beautiful when it rains and dirt when it's dry

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    2. To truly see the beauty in life first you must have a heart.

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  20. Hearts fail; truly you must have spirit, which the clergy/spiritual leaders of all denominations assist in guidance if "you" find that you are lost out in this vast wilderness named earth.

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    1. I don’t need a middle man to find god. Just fresh air and pollution-free nature

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  21. Tonight's City Council meeting was over in 44 minutes. That might be a record.

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  22. I think the CC meeting before was even shorter.

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