Monday, December 22, 2008

The Destroyers Are Laying Down The Smokescreen

During WWII, naval vessels attempting to hide from their enemy produced thick smoke to screen the ships for either a getaway or to find a position to go on offense.

Reading the latest item from looks like a clear demonstration of a destroyer laying down a smokescreen, in my opinion.

First the item tells about the funding for the Automated Traffic and Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) system may be going away due to the State's economic condition.

Then the item proceeds to inform readers about the money that would be spent on mitigations IF a proposal somewhere near the large number of units the former developer wanted is approved of.

Now since it has been claimed that the development team has been changed, whether we really believe that or not, why should anyone expect anything like the former plans be approved?

To date, there has been absolutely nothing to suggest that anything is different on any site dealing with Ponte Vista and the Outreach Team.

I can certainly understand why so many folks believe that the change in development team members may be a ruse, but I really don't have any facts to back that up, to report.

Had you been reading their blog, you would have read that the former developer would not have been able to provide any traffic mitigation under the guidelines set by the Planning Department.

What makes anyone feel that more units that the guidelines suggest would be approved of ESPECIALLY since it appears that Councilwoman Janice Hahn supports those guidelines?

Actually, I am still continuing to stick to my personal belief that there will probably be up to 1,196 non-age restricted condominiums at Ponte Vista, even though I do not support that.

Having the density bonus applied would be a bad thing, but it allows any developer the option of building the most number of units the guidelines suggest and the costs of the 'low-income' units could be borne by the other units and Credit Suisse could probably juggle the books to allow for the overpricing of the land.

It is a wonder that we still see printed items as if nothing has changed. Perhaps somebody didn't get the memo from the Planning Department or they just feel they are so strong in city government they can push through just about anything they want.

Hey Outreach Team, the Moon is not really made of cheese, the Earth is not really flat, and the Yugo is no longer in production. Cary Grant never said, "Judy, Judy, Judy" in any movie.

There is no dialogue in any Sir Arthur Conan Doyle written work that had 'Sherlock Holmes' utter, "Elementary my dear Watson".

The female voice on the classic cartoon motion picture said, "Magic mirror on the wall.....", not "Mirror, mirror on the wall.....".

Absolutely no human filmed in the movie, "The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre" ever said, "We don't got no stinkin badges".

Its time to either reveal some real plans from whomever the developer may actually be, Ponte Vista at San Pedro Outreach Team, or stop attempting to pursuade gullible people into supporting a failed number of units.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

has anyone noticed that the ponte vista website still has a note from the developer, bob bisno, posted on it?

if he's not the developer, wouldn't they take it down?