Get the Facts: Vote ‘Yes’ on Prop J and stop Village decay

I was shocked to read the most recent Facebook post by opponents of Del Mar’s Prop J — the Village Specific Plan. In response to facts posted by Prop J supporters, opponents announced that their Facebook page “is not intended to be a dialog between proponents and opponents” so they are now erasing all public comments that don’t further their cause. This exclusionary philosophy on a public Facebook page where anyone can view and comment is counter to the spirit of the social media paradigm . If opponents really believe the facts are on their side, why are they censoring all comments by Prop J supporters? As I’ve read the claims by opponents, it is pretty clear to me they are relying on misinformation and falsehoods. That would explain why they want to avoid a dialogue based on facts on the plan.

Hundreds of Del Mar residents volunteered thousands of hours helping develop the Village Specific Plan. Ninety public meetings were held over a two-year period to obtain public input and make adjustments to the plan. It was unanimously approved by our Planning Commission and City Council. The biggest benefit of this plan is a reduction in traffic congestion on Camino del Mar. So it’s quite disappointing that opponents of the plan are misrepresenting these provisions. Proposition J will increase the carrying capacity of Camino del Mar from 900 vehicles per hour to 1,600 vehicles per hour, a 78 percent increase in traffic flow with a consequent reduction in congestion. Less congestion means less spill-over traffic in our neighborhoods.

Please get the facts by going to www.fordelmar.com. Vote “Yes” on J and stop village decay!

Howard Gad

Del Mar


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