December 3, 2013
Ms. Nancy Baragado
Deputy Planning Director
City Planning Division
1222 First Avenue, MS 413
San Diego, CA 92101
Dear Ms. Baragado:
Once again I would like to thank you and Ms. Henegar for attending yesterday meeting with Kim, Bobby, our attorney Robin Madaffer and myself. I think, however it is important I briefly memorize in writing my opinion of the outcome of the meeting.
After almost five years of review, the completion of a full EIR and as we enter into our next round of community group and public meetings we wanted a meeting to discuss the continued misconduct of certain members of the La Jolla Community Planning Association (LJCPA). Pursuant to my directions our attorney’s requested a meeting with our project manager, senior staff members including Bill Fulton and Ms. Keely Halsey from the City Attorney’s office.
Instead we were told the City Attorney’s office does not want to attend the meeting nor do they want any further discussions regarding our concerns of the misconduct of the LJCPA. Essentially we were told the LJCPA, although indemnified by the taxpayers of San Diego, is a self-monitoring entity and as applicants the community group approval process can be expensive and difficult, but we should just endure the process as it will be over soon. Furthermore we should not count on City Council Policy 600-24, LJCPA bylaws, La Jolla Shores PDO and the San Diego Municipal Code for defense, protection or guidance throughout the process, as the interpretation or these documents are up to the community groups and the city not the applicant.
Ms. Baragado, if I missed something or you disagree with my interoperation of the meeting please let me know. But rest assured, we will endure this prejudicial process and will continue to do our best to change the unfair process.