Encinitas FORCED by Sacramento to Create Dense Housing, Gridlock—Higher Taxes

Sacramento lawmakers have decided that the people in Encinitas (San Diego County) need traffic gridlock, more crime, dense living and higher costs of government. Oh, based on other cities—they will have more welfare cases and poor brought to the city.

The people of Encinitas are not allowed to determine the quality of life for the community—Sacramento is trying to create Los Angles in every community in the State. Oh, 1300 new apartments will also cause the overcrowding of the government schools, more bonds and more teachers paying bribes to unions.

Encinitas is long overdue in updating its housing plan, which is needed to zone higher density where 1,300 mandated affordable housing units can be built.

Under California law, every city has to have a housing element in its general plan.”

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Encinitas Tries An ‘E-Townhall’

Promise Yee, KPBS, 11/24/14

Encinitas is long overdue in updating its housing plan, which is needed to zone higher density where 1,300 mandated affordable housing units can be built.

Under California law, every city has to have a housing element in its general plan.

The consequences of not adopting a plan include the loss of millions of dollars in government funding for things like road improvements, and possible lawsuits for not providing affordable housing.

The city is embarking on its third try, over several years, to get community consensus.

City Manager Gus Vina said past attempts were unsuccessful because of residents’ anxiety about change, and concerns about lack of community input.

“You know, bottom line is Encinitas is behind, because we don’t have an approved housing element,” Vina said. “We’re the only city in the San Diego region that doesn’t have one.”

To get community input, Encinitas is asking for residents’ feedback online, through what the city has dubbed its “e-townhall.” This open forum approach allows residents to view input in real time and helps the city tabulate feedback.

“People are too busy to come to city hall,” Vina said. “We are using the technologies so that people, from the comfort of their living room, can communicate with their local government and tell us what they’re thinking.”

Last week, five open houses were held to explain the need for affordable housing and encourage e-townhall participation.

Input from Encinitas’ five communities: Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Old Encinitas, New Encinitas, Leucadia and Olivenhain, will help develop a housing plan that will be put on the November 2016 ballot.

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Comments

  1. Michael Hoskinson says

    This is what happens if your city can’t decide on High Density “Affordable Housing”….Big Daddy Jerry will take your “Allowance” away…
    “The consequences of not adopting a plan include the loss of millions of dollars in government funding for things like road improvements, and possible lawsuits for not providing affordable housing.”
    The purpose of this is to forcibly insert welfare voters into Red and Purple districts, thus changing the voting patterns of those districts forever.

  2. This comes under the heading of what’s new!???

    RHNA is nothing less than the Communist 5-10 year housing projects of the Soviet Union. Look at your history and you will see identical tactics by the USSR and other dictatorships.

    This is one of the reason the Left and Democrat’s are heck bent on destroying individual freedom of travel by destroying auto use. L.A. is spending Billions on rail while ridership on both rail and buses drops. The City of Santa Barbara anti car planner openly stated in August the density approved by the Democrat Majority on Council will create more (not less) congestion on city streets.

    The goal is to force people to give up travel and freedom of movement and thus control them.

  3. Give up the $; keep local control. Never come to “consensus.”

  4. I sure hope that whatever they come up with passes muster with the Coastal Commission.
    Wouldn’t want anyone’s beach access, or view-lines blocked.

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