While much good has been done in putting in place appropriate guidelines for development in Sierra Madre, a recent law passed in Sacramento threatens to override some of those good measures. Our Planning Commission is currently trying to understand the law's mandates and what it means for our city.
Certain mandates to increase affordable housing and increase density, may tie the hands of our city to stop development which may have ramifications for the current site of the Sierra Madre Library should that site be sold off as well as for other properties including the Monastery property.
It has also come to our attention that Mater Dolorosa has invited city officials to their property to line up support for another attempt at developing that property into one of the biggest housing projects Sierra Madre has seen in decades. We are monitoring this latest threat to the Monastery property very closely and we will alert our supporters of any news in that regard.
Yesterday's Sierra Madre Tattler post discusses this latest development in further detail. That post can be found at:
Our supporters are our eyes and ears. If you hear of anything relating to this issue, please email Preserve Sierra Madre immediately. Right now, there is a water meter moratorium. If you combine the new state mandates with a lifting of the water meter moratorium, there is no telling what threats to the character of our "Village of the Foothills" may arise.
Thank you for your support.
Preserve Sierra Madre