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Letters to the Editor- A Response to the Oceanside City Council Vote On North River Farms Project

A message of gratitude to Oceanside City Council Members Sanchez, for encouraging well thought-out, well-planned, well-studied voter-preferred development for this City and,  Keim, both of you, for your displayed willingness to further investigate developer INTEGRAL’s true plans and intentions  and, not just dazzle us with a rosy and glossy presentation of a future utopian-like ‘farm’ community to come to the North River Farms area.

THANK YOU.

Your vote against the North River Farms project speaks volumes.

And so do the votes of the 3 City Council Members who voted in favor of the NRF development project,  in spite of:

** the many concerns about the large amount of ADDED traffic this project will result in, severely impacting the SAFETY of residents in the area in the event of fire or flood evacuations in the foreseeable future (as the Lilac fire already clearly demonstrated at that time);

**  the knowledge that the present severe traffic conditions on Route 76 and at many points along the route may NOT be remedied (even without a development on North River Farms land), as there are hardly ANY feasible options  available to mitigate these traffic and safety concerns

** and, the STRONG OPPOSITION to the Projert from the residents of the Districts most affected by the addition of a large neighborhood on currently open farmland.

It begs the questions:

What part of “community safety” is NOT clear to you?

What part of “develop urban areas and leave open farm land as farm land” do you NOT value?

And last but not least, what does representing the electorate mean to you as public servants in the Democratic Process?

Perhaps you would like to tell us in the next City Council meeting…..?


Montserrat Mas-Burton