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SANDAG Is The Enemy

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:36 pm

Seth.Litchney@sandag.org

Dear Mr. Litchney,

Spend 10 minutes in Coronado on any summer day and you will realize the city is already jammed to the gills with too many cars, people, and buildings.

With the bay on one side, the ocean on the other, and Naval bases at both ends, Coronado is a limited area from a geographic point of view.

Yet the city has become more and more crowded with every passing year.

When will this trend stop?

How many people will we be forced to accommodate before someone in authority says “Okay, that’s enough.”

5000 more people, 10000 more? What is the number?

Of course that’s a rhetorical question. I already know the answer: There is no plan, and no number. Sacramento doesn’t care at all about us. They simply want to jam people in here tighter and tighter forever.

Whenever you jam too many people and cars into a small space you degrade quality of life for everyone.

That’s just the opposite of what government is supposed to do.

The problem we have in Coronado is that we don’t know how to stop shortsighted state and local planners, and politicians, who don’t live here but nevertheless think they know what’s right for us.

But one thing is clear: At the local level, SANDAG is the enemy. They are the ones who should be fighting for our interests but instead apparently conspire to do us harm.

If you want to destroy the reputation of your agency, for ever and ever in a way that no one will ever forget, you’re off to a good start. Coronado hates SANDAG in the same way that you or any other person would hate someone who by careless and uncaring acts degraded your home--you know, the place you where the Constitution ensures “domestic tranquility.”

Please pass this message on to your Board of Directors and any staff member whom you think might care. Is there anyone at SANDAG who fits that description?

Sincerely yours

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