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Friday

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February 2016

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False Claims of Public Access to Open Space

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One of the biggest selling points of Measure A, a plan to build a nearly 600,000 square foot mall on a commercial property adjacent to Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, is the supposed “gift” of “new open space”: 176 acres of publicly accessible open space on the South Shore of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. Yet, as […]

Friday

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February 2016

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Former CEO of Surfrider Foundation: “No on Measure A”

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Jim Moriarty is one of my heroes and I am deeply honored to share with you that he is endorsing the “No on Measure A” grassroots efforts in Carlsbad, California. During his tenure as CEO of the Surfrider Foundation, he played an integral role in the local-global movement to “Save Trestles” from a massive toll […]

Saturday

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January 2016

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Carlsbad Land Trust : A Progressive Vision for our Lagoon

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Imagine this: The CARLSBAD LAND TRUST ACT of 2016/17 Carlsbad, let’s consider re-allocating funds from our 10% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) in Carlsbad and use the millions of dollars the City already has earmarked for Open Space and Trails (from Proposition C) to purchase the entire 200+ acres of the South Shore of the Agua […]

Monday

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December 2015

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False Choices

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Choose, they say. Choose between Option A, B, or C for projects 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… No option provided for “None of the Above,” just a small space at the end of a survey or 3 minutes at a public meeting for comments. Forced to choose options in order to engage the mandated “public hearing […]

Sunday

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November 2015

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Carlsbad, Some Simple Talking Points

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A strange atmosphere in Carlsbad, where Malls are not Malls (they are “Lifestyle Shopping Experiences”), where outside developers attempt to change zoning that “can only be changed by the people” through the City Council, and where simple truths are casually betrayed… but no one will notice… surely… (This clip is from the November 17th, 2015 […]

Thursday

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November 2015

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COMMENTS

Save Carlsbad

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On November 17, the Carlsbad City Council met to decide when the People of Carlsbad would be given its due right to vote on Caruso Affiliated’s Agua Hedionda 85/15 Specific Plan, a development plan that aims to plop a “lifestyle shopping experience”, that is, A MALL, on the South Shore of an iconic, fragile ecological area: the […]

Thursday

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August 2015

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Wednesday

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August 2015

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Carlsbad City Council Bows to Slick Developer

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85% “Open Space” (Parking lots, farms stand, lights… trails, picnic tables, egress roads… developer gets to define and regulate the definitions of “open space” for us.) 15% “Lifestyle …. MALL” (10 football fields’ worth of shopping, outdoor dining, promenade, movie theatre…) The butt of which will be pressed up against the I-5 freeway. Increased traffic. […]