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New Update, 5/11/19:

A request was made to provide the link to contact information of Senators (I’ve included Assembly Members as well) to request they put pressure on Sen. Skinner to remove the below text from sb330:

(f) (1) Notwithstanding Section 9215, 9217, or 9323 of the Elections Code or any other provision of law, except the California Constitution and as provided in paragraph (2), any requirement that local voter approval, or the approval of a supermajority of any body of the affected county or the affected city, be obtained to increase the allowable intensity of housing, to establish housing as an allowable use, or to provide services and infrastructure necessary to develop housing, is hereby declared against public policy and void. For purposes of this subdivision, “intensity of housing” is broadly defined to include, but is not limited to, height, density, or floor area ratio, or open space or lot size requirements, or setback requirements, minimum frontage requirements, or maximum lot coverage limitations, or anything that would be a less intensive use or reduction in the intensity of land use as defined in this subdivision.

The offending text allows the SD City Council to repeal the Prop D protection (height limit) without being required to get voter approval first.

Thanks!  Jim La Mattery

 

Everyone please read this update, 5/10/19. Do NOT believe any press that all has been revised and is fine. That is an old trick the Developers use to get the public to back off the pressure.  Now is exactly when you need to ramp up the pressure – it is working!!  Thank you – Janie Emerson,  Chair LJSA:

Good Afternoon All,

I have updated the website with the May 7th amendment to sb330 regarding the coastal zone.  Please read why we can’t do the “happy dance” quite yet and need more action toward Assemblyman Todd Gloria, and especially Senator Toni Atkins, as she is the one that appointed Sen. Wiener as the Chair of the Senate Housing Committee.  Senator Skinner can be, and should be, listening to the pressure we put on Gloria and Atkins.

Unfortunately, it will take only one developer to challenge the Prop D boundaries with a “qualified” project application under sb330 to bust through the height limit in a TPA (transit priority area) in La Jolla.   I’ve written an explanation on the website, you can access it here.

Congrats to all of you who helped write letters, made phone calls, and wrote emails to Atkins and Gloria.  It helped tremendously to get the needed amendment to sb330, and I don’t believe it would have happened without you!  After all, it’s the fear of losing their contributor base that gets our legislators active on something (the May 7th amendment) because they delayed acting on it until we ruffled their feathers.

VOSD came out with an article this afternoon about our efforts and the result. Here’s the link… It’s surprisingly dishonest for Sen. Skinner to claim it was never the intent, when her representative claimed it was in the Los Angeles Times article with Liam Dillon on March 20th.  I have also confirmed with Dillon the information I posted about how the San Diego City Council could repeal it, or issue a variance to a “qualified” project in a La Jolla TPA.

It was Dillon’s original article and quote by Skinner’s rep that got me to alert the La Jolla Planning Groups, etc. in the first place.

Again, we need to make more calls,  write emails and letters to get the language in the text of the bill removed that can prevent us from creating a ballot initiative regarding the height limit if the bill gets enacted as written, and the TPA height limit is busted by the City Council.  The explanation of this is in my post.

The specific language that still needs to be stricken from the sb330 bill is:

(f) (1) Notwithstanding Section 9215, 9217, or 9323 of the Elections Code or any other provision of law, except the California Constitution and as provided in paragraph (2), any requirement that local voter approval, or the approval of a supermajority of any body of the affected county or the affected city, be obtained to increase the allowable intensity of housing, to establish housing as an allowable use, or to provide services and infrastructure necessary to develop housing, is hereby declared against public policy and void. For purposes of this subdivision, “intensity of housing” is broadly defined to include, but is not limited to, height, density, or floor area ratio, or open space or lot size requirements, or setback requirements, minimum frontage requirements, or maximum lot coverage limitations, or anything that would be a less intensive use or reduction in the intensity of land use as defined in this subdivision.

Pressure also needs to be put on our City Council members to oppose sb50, just as the Los Angeles City Council has done.  This would go a long way to prevent them from repealing the Prop D protection of the height limit, or issuing a “qualified” development from forcing them to when an application is made.

Lastly, please remember the damage that sb50 will inflict in La Jolla if enacted, even without a bust of the height limit.  The attempts to bust height limits will continue.  There are a lot of other housing bills we need to watch out for which you can access at Livable California.  Another great article on how “building more” is not the answer, from CityLab, this afternoon is here.

Thanks again,  Jim La Mattery

 

Click the links below for Critical Info about SB330 and SB50, and petitions to oppose:

SB50

SB330

Kellogg Park Events through 2019 (based on permits issued):

19.5.7 Excel Spreadsheet of Kellogg Park Events

Undergrounding Information from Community Forum 3/27/19:

Block 1J Community Forum PPT_FINAL_2019_0327

Please click on this link for info about laws regarding homeless in cars:

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__nlchp.org_homeless-2Dpersons-2Dcannot-2Dbe-2Dpunished-2Dfor-2Dsleeping-2Din-2Dabsence-2Dof-2Dalternatives-2D9th-2Dcircuit-2Ddecision-2Destablishes_&d=DwIFAg&c=qgVugHHq3rzouXkEXdxBNQ&r=mbpL1ow9euyNkjFhvj_M9pmfLHX6J6kw7NxQdbjC67A&m=jDNOxAgKOHfNlV-hOWMpHMoBNNsXDAN1ww1zIkVB4UI&s=YjHr91euMkIoRCe6CTtzZUsZ4gwOz8taKETwEbgy9H8&e=

La Jolla Loses Its Einstein of the Ocean

“Special love to the Munk family.  We have all been blessed to know this amazing man.” – LJSA

https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/obituary-notice-walter-munk-world-renowned-oceanographer-revered-scientist?fbclid=IwAR2tZhyk_xP4Gp2T4MxHFu6eYhDBLneOuw8amNpCazbxuu45EwE5tzTVoe8

Hate dockless scooters? This San Diego company will get them out of your way for free!

Hate dockless scooters? This San Diego company will get them out of your way for free

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-pod-free-scooter-removal-service-san-diego-20190125-htmlstory.html?

 

1/10/19, Thanks from UCSD:

A very Happy New Year to you and wishing you all things wonderful in 2019.

Please see included the January 2019 UC San Diego Community Groups Update for sharing with the La Jolla Shores Community Association and its membership.  As you will see in the January Monthly Update, the UC Regents approved this past November, the UC San Diego 2018 Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and certified the LRDP Environmental Impact Report for the La Jolla Campus.

 2018 La Jolla Campus LRDP – http://lrdp.ucsd.edu/campus/proposed/index.html

Final EIR – http://lrdp.ucsd.edu/campus/review/final.html

Community Updates – http://plandesignbuild.ucsd.edu/planning/community.html#Monthly-Updates

The 2018 LRDP replaces and supersedes the 2004 LRDP as the planning document in force moving forward with the UC San Diego Capital Improvement Program.

We thank you, the La Jolla Shores Association’s board members and community at large for your support of the LRDP and its accompanying EIR that outlines a plan for future growth.

On behalf of the University, Anu and myself, thank you very much for all that you do to help the UC San Diego Community!

Bob Brown

 

11/1/18, The city has a website that shows all Capital Improvement Program projects in development.

To access the website, go to:  https://www.sandiego.gov/cip/projectinfo .  You will have to follow instructions there to experiment navigating around the system.  Eventually you will navigate to the following address:  https://webmaps.sandiego.gov/cippublic/?find=B15041 which is the current water main replacement project in La Jolla Shores.

 

5/31/18, Trolley Project and Road Closures Updates

To check the latest status or to sign up for important road closure emails, go to   http://shiftsandiego.com.   There you can enter your email address in the “Project E-Updates” for automatic updates.  And you can read all about the project.