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Gerald Sodomka June 26, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Unfortunately the city and before incorporation the county have actively encouraged urbanizationRead Moreove r the last 3 or 4 decades. Most of the agricultural land has already been lost. When I was on the San Diego County Farm Bureau board we used to joke that the best agricultural land grows the best houses. This is certainly true in Encinitas. Our City Council recently allowed non-agricultural "accessory use" on the Leichtag agriculturally-zoned property (formerly Ecke). The door is now open for additional non-ag use on what is the largest parcel of ag land in the city. The state through the Density Bonus Law enforced by HCD and SANDAG gives incentives to developers to convert ag land to homes. It's simply more profitable to build more homes than normal zoning allows, and then our City Planning Department gives discretionary incentives for even more profit. Every citizen should watch what will happen to the strawberry fields along Manchester Avenue. Half is slated for parking for the I-5 expansion. Surely the other half will soon be a Density Bonus project in the name of smart growth. Already we are getting Density Bonus projects on Balour and Fulvia. The former was greenhouses, and the latter used to be avocado groves. All of this happens with the city's blessing. Unfortunately the city and before incorporation the county have actively encouraged urbanization over the last 3 or 4 decades. Most of the agricultural land has already been lost. When I was on the San Diego County Farm Bureau board we used to joke that the best agricultural land grows the best houses. This is certainly true in Encinitas. Our City Council recently allowed non-agricultural "accessory use" on the Leichtag agriculturally-zoned property (formerly Ecke). The door is now open for additional non-ag use on what is the largest parcel of ag land in the city. The state through the Density Bonus Law enforced by HCD and SANDAG gives incentives to developers to convert ag land to homes. It's simply more profitable to build more homes than normal zoning allows, and then our City Planning Department gives discretionary incentives for even more profit. Every citizen should watch what will happen to the strawberry fields along Manchester Avenue. Half is slated for parking for the I-5 expansion. Surely the other half will soon be a Density Bonus project in the name of smart growth. Already we are getting Density Bonus projects on Balour and Fulvia. The former was greenhouses, and the latter used to be avocado groves. All of this happens with the city's blessing.
Gerald Sodomka June 26, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Unfortunately the city and before incorporation the county have actively encouraged urbanizationRead Moreove r the last 3 or 4 decades. Most of the agricultural land has already been lost. When I was on the San Diego County Farm Bureau board we used to joke that the best agricultural land grows the best houses. This is certainly true in Encinitas. Our City Council recently allowed non-agricultural "accessory use" on the Leichtag agriculturally-zoned property (formerly Ecke). The door is now open for additional non-ag use on what is the largest parcel of ag land in the city. The state through the Density Bonus Law enforced by HCD and SANDAG gives incentives to developers to convert ag land to homes. It's simply more profitable to build more homes than normal zoning allows, and then our City Planning Department gives discretionary incentives for even more profit. Every citizen should watch what will happen to the strawberry fields along Manchester Avenue. Half is slated for parking for the I-5 expansion. Surely the other half will soon be a Density Bonus project in the name of smart growth. Already we are getting Density Bonus projects on Balour and Fulvia. The former was greenhouses, and the latter used to be avocado groves. All of this happens with the city's blessing.
Jay Berman June 28, 2014 at 01:32 PM
A product of UN Agenda 21
Ned April 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM
I figured it out. This is a commercial plant. An advertisement for Sullivan Power dressed up as aRead Morele gitimate article. No wonder it was short on details.
Ned April 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM
It's becoming clear now. This is a commercial plant. An advertisement for Sullivan Power dressed up Read Moreas a legitimate article. No wonder it was short on details.
Jay Berman April 29, 2014 at 01:54 PM
SDG+E's new billing scheme seems designed to screw solar users ... Sempra hates competition ...
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