Nothing can be done on village revitalization until goals are made clear

Ralph Peck
Del Mar

Monday’s City Council meeting included a report on the several Community Conversation meetings that had been held throughout Del Mar. It seems the residents still want the same non-economical things for Del Mar. I continue to wonder why they chose Del Mar to live.

I congratulate David Druker on his comment at the hearing from the audience at the end of the report, when he suggested the following hadn’t been established — defining the “PROBLEM” and defining the “GOAL.” What a brilliant idea!

As a commercial property owner in the subject area, I had been trying to get some definition of those two subjects for some time, to no avail. What is the current “Problem” with the downtown, other than that we are in a depression and unable to provide all of the sales tax the city wants? What is the definition of a “Pedestrian-friendly,” viable resident-serving commercial area”? What is the “GOAL” the city expects of the commercial property owners? They are the ones that will make it happen!

Property owners have to know what the rules are going to be for any further developing of their properties. Right now, and for the last several years, no one has known what the rules are going to be in the near future, or distant future, even though our General Plan is supposed to tell us what the rules should be.

The problem is that the city is redefining what the General Plan has said what the rules should be for the last 23-plus years, without changing the General Plan! Nobody knows what the rules will be, so nothing can be done!

Related posts:

  1. An update on Del Mar’s revitalization efforts
  2. Downtown revitalization update
  3. Engage in the visioning of Del Mar’s revitalization
  4. Master Plan offers ‘menu’ of ideas for Village
  5. Revitalization plans moving forward

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=24584

Posted by Staff on Jun 10, 2011. Filed under Letters. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Ladies Golf Tournament to raise funds for breast cancer research
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the women of the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club have organized an annual tournament for 13 years raising funds for organizations whose focus is the treatment and/or cure and prevention of breast cancer. Deana Ingalls and a capable and creative committee are organizing another Breast Cancer Benefit Tournament on Oct. 1 […]
  • Couple pleads guilty in fraud case involving Rancho Santa Fe broker
    A real estate investor and his wife pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to conspiring with a Rancho Santa Fe broker and others to defraud mortgage lenders and impede the Internal Revenue Service. Grant McCollough, 38, and his 36-year-old wife, Marisa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defrauding the United States. Both face up to five years in prison […]
  • Village Church Installation of Rev. Dr. Neal Presa
    An installation of the Rev. Dr. Neal Presa, one of the Associate Pastors of the Village Church, was held Sept. 28 […]