Since the 1960’s, the manicured grass, majestic trees and welcoming facilities of the Escondido Country Club have provided beauty and value to create one of the most treasured neighborhoods in Escondido.

Unless the citizens of Escondido take action NOW, all of this will be lost.

REMINDER: CITY COUNCIL MEETING TODAY!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don't forget to attend the City Council meeting TODAY! At this meeting, the Council will discuss the 30-day report ordered by Council at the June 25th meeting, and place the SITR initiative on the ballot in November.

Let's show City Council that we remain as united as we were a year ago, and we will not stop until we drive the Beverly Hills Developer  back to L.A. where he belongs.

Escondido City Council at 4:30 PM, TODAY, Wednesday, July 23rd! 

201 N Broadway

We need you! Arrive early for the best seats. 

Wear your GREEN!

City of Escondido: Golf Course Development Would Increase Traffic By More Than 5,000 Daily Trips

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 

New report says Beverly Hills developer has ‘not provided the various economic, traffic and related reports upon which its initiative is based’

 

ESCONDIDO (July 22, 2014)---The City of Escondido has released a revealing 36-page report that says a proposed housing development would:

·      Increase traffic by more than 5,000 daily trips

·      Use 173,600 more gallons of water each day than the golf course did

·      Drive up maintenance and operation costs for the City of Escondido, eliminating all property tax gains

·      Reduce open space and diminish the aesthetic appeal of Northwest Escondido

·      Conflict with existing land-use policies

·      Lead to costly street and roadway improvements

 

The report is good news for “Keep it Green Escondido” a local campaign recently formed to oppose Beverly Hills developer Michael Schlesinger’s misleading initiative headed for the November ballot. Schlesinger’s initiative would turn the former Escondido Golf Course into a massive housing development that would bypass state environmental laws and add hundreds of students to overcrowded schools.

 

Staff Report on SITR Initiative: Land Use Impact

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As required by California Elections Code §9212, the City of Escondido has issued an independent report on SITR’s initiative.  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.

Here is what the report concluded about the initiative’s land use impact:

 

    Land Use Impact – Conflicts with Land Use Plans, Policies and Regulations 
 

Conflicts with land use plans and policies are further exacerbated by the proposed development because it conflicts with the rationale for increasing development intensities in other areas based in reliance on the golf course’s open space offsetting the impact.  (City of Escondido Elections Code Report page 28-29)

 

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Reminder: City Council Meeting Wednesday

Monday, July 21, 2014

As you go over your calendar for the week, don't forget about the City Council meeting on Wednesday.  At this meeting, the Council will discuss the 30-day report ordered by Council at the June 25th meeting, and place the SITR initiative on the ballot in November.

 
Let's show City Council that we remain as united as we were a year ago, and we will not stop until we drive the Beverly Hills Chicken back to L.A. where he belongs.
 

Escondido City Council at 4:30 PM, this coming Wednesday, July 23rd! 

201 N Broadway

We need you!  Arrive early for the best seats. 

Wear your GREEN!

If you'd like to see the report in advance of the meeting, you can find it at the link below:
 
 
Please SHARE this message with other concerned voters in Escondido.
 
ECCHO

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CITY STAFF REPORT ON THE SITR INITIATIVE

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Land Use Impact – Physical Division of an Established Community 

    
Development as proposed in the SITR Initiative would alter the existing country club community, effectively eliminating the established theme and vision created for the area. 

Be an informed voter - know the facts!

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City Staff Report on SITR Initiative & City Council Meeting

Friday, July 18, 2014

Go to:

 
Click on:  'Report (CA Elections Code 9212)
 
 
Come to the City Council meeting!  City Council will discuss the report, then "officially" place it on the November ballot.

Escondido City Council at 4:30 PM, this coming Wednesday, July 23rd! 

201 N Broadway.

We need you! Arrive early for the best seats. 

Please SHARE this message with other Escondido residents that truly "care" about the future of our city.

Wear your GREEN!

ECCHO 

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Matching Funds to ECCHO

Thursday, July 17, 2014

As announced at Tuesday's community meeting, donations to 'Keep It Green Escondido' (ECCHO's election campaign entity) made between July 15 and July 31 will have a percentage matched by 5 major supporters - Every donation will be matched with an additional 33% - So, your $10 gift will bring another $3.33 to the cause, $300 nets an additional $100 and so on.

Send donations to the ECCHO mailing address:  

ECCHO
1026 W El Norte Pkwy
PMB 222
Escondido, CA  92026

 
Or use the new convenient credit/debit option available on the ECCHO website homepage:  www.EscondidoHomeowners.org, then click on DONATE NOW! in the lower left.

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TRUTH: Environmental Impact

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Did you know that if Michael Schlesinger's initiative wins, that he's built into the rules of the plan that he gets to ignore environmental laws?

Be an informed voter - get the facts:

Page 1-4 1.3.2 This section excludes the Lakes Specific Plan from CEQA's environmental review. Further it uses an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) done in 2012 when there was no plan to build 430 homes, no additional EIR required. 

Read the initiative - know the facts!

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