City Council Land Use & Housing Committee Meeting 3/6/19 Video

On March 6th, 2019, the Land Use & Housing Committee allowed the Morena Plan (MCSP) to move forward for a full vote by the SD City Council on April 9th,  in complete defiance of four years of community input. We are organizing a neighborhood-wide carpool to enable as many residents as possible to attend the April 9th meeting.

City Council Meeting Update 1/10/2019

Big Win Comes with Major Warning Fairfield Morena Project Approved But Councilmembers Issue a Stark Warning to Bay Park Residents Fairfield’s Morena Apartment Homes were narrowly approved during Tuesday’s very contentious meeting of the San Diego City Council.  It was a major victory for residents because it is the first project to test height limits Read more about City Council Meeting Update 1/10/2019[…]

Background Notes for Meeting with Councilwoman Lorie Zapf :Jan 19, 2017

*Below is a copy of my email sent to Councilwoman Lorie Zapf on  Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:27 AM: Hi Councilwoman Lorie Zapf and staff, First, let me say thank-you for voting in favor of dropping the eminent domain lawsuit against Protea. I appreciate it greatly as do many in the community. Unfortunately, I Read more about Background Notes for Meeting with Councilwoman Lorie Zapf :Jan 19, 2017[…]

It’s Time For The Big Stick!

It’s Time for the Big Stick! Time to send a message to the City Council By James LaMattery Community Activist My father used to call it the Big Stick. He said it was like a 2X4 to wake up our representatives.  The Big Stick is your vote. City Planners played dirty when they removed Land Use and Zoning from Read more about It’s Time For The Big Stick![…]

The Hard Choice!

The Hard Choice Even If You Have To Hold Your Nose! By James LaMattery Community Activist RTB (Raise The Balloon.org) was created by a group of your neighbors who held different political views and came from different political parties which included Republicans, Democrats and Independents.  Since February of 2014, we did our best to keep Read more about The Hard Choice![…]

Sending a Message to the City Council, Planning Dept & Planning Commission

At the Planning Commission Meeting on October 4th: 1) The first project seeking a land use change and approval within the MSP (Morena Specific Plan) was presented by Fairfield Residential Apartment Homes at the Oct 4th Planning Commission Meeting 2) Commissioners want Fairfield to bust the 30Ft Height Limit 3) Commissioners want 300 units instead of Fairfield’s proposal for 150 4) Commissioners berated our community for Read more about Sending a Message to the City Council, Planning Dept & Planning Commission[…]

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf- on the 30ft Height Limit

San Diego’s Planning Department is now proposing to bust the 30ft Height Limit.  This is a result of Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s refusal to protect the community. Despite her claims to the contrary, Zapf allowed the Planning Dept to move forward with their proposals to bust the limit.     1) While running for the District Read more about Councilwoman Lorie Zapf- on the 30ft Height Limit[…]

Governor Brown’s ‘By Right’ Housing Fast-Track Proposal Dead In The Water

A proposal by Governor Jerry Brown to pass sweeping legislation that would speed up residential development across the state by bypassing various local review processes has lost all momentum and appears fully dead…at least for the time being. http://sfist.com/2016/08/22/governor_browns_by_right_housing_fa.php  

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Meeting Notes From Feb 16th

James LaMattery Meeting Notes: Date: Feb 16th, 2pm Location:City Administration Building 202 “C” Street, 10th Floor San Diego, CA 92101 Attendees: Councilwoman Lorie Zapf (District 2) Michael Prinz- Senior Planner/  Clairemont Community Planner Jeff Murphy- Planning Director Ryan Purdy, Ardian Sevilla, James McQuirk, Kelly Batten (Assistants to Councilwoman Lorie Zapf) Keith Hartz- Chairperson of the Read more about Councilwoman Lorie Zapf Meeting Notes From Feb 16th[…]
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