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City Report on SITR Initiative: Wastewater Impacts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s wastewater impacts:
 

Wastewater Impacts

The City’s Wastewater Master Plan did not assume residential development associated with the SITR Initiative.  Based on an average of 200 gallons of daily wastewater generated by each of the 430 units proposed, it is anticipated that approximately 86,000 gallons of daily wastewater will be generated by project. (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 36)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

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City Report on SITR Initiative: Drainage Impacts

Monday, August 11, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s drainage impacts:

Drainage Impacts.

Large portions of the proposed specific plan area proposed by the SITR Initiative are within FEMA mapped 100-year floodplain areas that convey drainage from both on and offsite areas. Page C-40 of “The Lakes Specific Plan” proposed by the SITR Initiative states that “Stormwater runoff will increase with planned development of the SPA.” The SPA further states that detention ponds will be used “at major discharge points to reduce peak developed condition runoff to levels approaching pre-development condition peak flows.” These statements indicate that the project’s drainage impacts may not be fully mitigated and that mitigation may not be implemented at all discharge points.  It is expected that without full mitigation increases in storm water runoff draining to systems with inadequate capacity would increase the potential for flooding of the surrounding areas.(City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 33-34)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report
 
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Matching Funds a SUCCESS!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thank you to those ECCHO supporters who made our "matching" program a huge success!  Between July 15 and July 31 we received donations of $30,240 for the Keep It Green Escondido campaign from 117 ECCHO members.  The 33% matching funds from 5 generous sponsors will provide an additional $10,080.  Combining this with the money we have already raised gives us a campaign fund that matches the budget we have developed.  

We do not have anywhere near the money Schlesinger will spend, but we have enough to fight.  What we do have that he does not are volunteers.  Now we need to build that base of volunteers to reach the voters all over Escondido.  Please consider joining your friends and neighbors who will be canvassing registered voters, distributing flyers, placing signs and making phone calls.

Contact any of our Campaign Committee members - Mike Slater, Connie Smeyres, Suzanne Hall and Pat Hunter - to see what you can do between now and November 4th.   ECCHO.Info@Gmail.com

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail!

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City Report on SITR Initiative: Open Space Impacts

Monday, August 4, 2014

City Report on SITR Initiative: Open Space Impacts

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s open space impacts:
 

Open Space Impacts – 

The 110-acre golf course and recreational facilities included within the Country Club Property represent the largest block of open space in northwestern Escondido. The development of residential units as proposed in SITR Initiative would reduce approximately 110 acres of designated open space to 27.2 acres (which includes buffer areas in and around the development not devoted to parks), constituting a 75% reduction. The open space featured in the Country Club Property would largely be replaced by housing, eliminating viewsheds and the visual respite the open space and green areas provided to the surrounding residents.  (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 31)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report

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City Report on SITR Initiative: Financial Impact

Saturday, August 2, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative. Here is what it concluded about the initiative’s financial impact:
 

Financial Impact – Maintenance and Operations Costs

The $1M contribution proposed by the SITR Initiative does not appear to be intended or available for ongoing maintenance and operations (M&O) costs, nor has any specific funding mechanism or endowment been proposed for the ongoing M&O. Information from the City of Carlsbad, who maintains both 25-meter and 50-meter swimming pools indicated that the maintenance and operation costs (including staffing) for their Olympic pool exceeds $500,000 annually.  (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 30-31)

The report summarizes the history of the Country Club area, SITR’s involvement, and the impacts SITR’s proposed development would have on the community.

The entire 36-page report can be viewed online here:  City of Escondido Elections Code Report
 
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