Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Here we go again!
He's at it again. In his own flowing penmanship, our friend, John Curtis, has put his stamp of disapproval on the General Plan discussions. He's particularly irate at any type of development in the quarry and has pulled the "I will sue you" tactic out of his bag of potions. If you want to see Pacifica wallow in its' own demise for the next 30 years, don't pay attention. If you would like to see this town become self-sufficient, pay attention and don't let the blowhard radical ecos ruin another General Plan. http://www.fixpacifica.com/docs/curtis.pdf
And, what the climate committee is recommending will fundamentally change the way we go about our business, and in my opinion, not in an economically viable way. Davidson's insistence on having the general plan follow climate's plan is an indication of things to come. I would recommend reading some of the draft report. It'll chill you. From the Pacifica Climate Action Task Force Committee their Climate Action Plan Draft, 4/20/11.
The following is from a letter Carlos Davidson sent to the Planning Commission 2/13/11. "I am the chair of the Pacifica Climate Action Plan Task Force. In that capacity, I am writing to comment on the most recent Plan Materials. It is my understanding that the Climate Action Plan is supposed to become part of the General Plan update. I am concerned that the General Plan update now may be moving forward too fast, such that important aspects of the general plan will be completed before the Climate Action Plan is ready. I am also concerned that aspects of the recent GP materials are not consistent with recommendations likely to come from the Climate Action Plan. For example, the recent General Plan materials includes maps of proposed changes to residential zoning. Our draft Climate Action Plan language currently recommends that Pacifica pursue a strategy of "Smart Growth" which encourages future residential development to be close to transit and close to existing commercial areas. It does not appear that the proposed zoning changes for residential development are consistent with a Smart Growth strategy. I would suggest that the General Plan process be slowed down so there is sufficient time to consider recommendations from the Climate Action Plan. And, second, there should be some formal mechanism setup to insure the Climate Action Plan informs the development of the General Plan."
Submitted by Jim Wagner