Today, we are requesting that concerned residents write the Mayor's office to ask the Mayor to help ensure the objectivity of the environmental report, a key document for the final decision. We need to make sure the project is fairly presented so that the planning groups and City council fully understand the issues.
We are concerned that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) appears to us to be biased toward the developer. In our view the processing of the project has skipped important and required steps, the written DEIR shows substantial lack of objectivity, some of the evaluated alternatives were dismissed out-of-hand even though they could have led to a more appropriate development, and the traffic analysis contains major deficiencies. Read the full text of this post for our complete letter to the Mayor, asking for one final review of the DEIR to ensure its objectivity. We are requesting that local residents support this effort by also sending letters to the Mayor. Please go to our "Write a Letter" Page for additional information on how you can help!
Kilroy claims that their traffic studies show that everything will be fine after the project is completed. However, if you actually look at their traffic studies, you'll find that there is a gap in the data, and it's big enough to drive a truck through! The gap is the 15 year period from 2015 (when the project is "built") to the future year 2030 (when the I-5 to SR-56 connector is "completed".) Kilroy's study ignores this gap period, telling us that things will be fine before and they will be fine after -- therefore everything is great. However, using their own numbers, you find massive congestion over this "missing" 15 year period. So, are you willing to live with gridlock for the next 15 years with the hope that it MIGHT get better in 2030?
There is an update to the One Paseo DEIR, which includes alternatives that were not in the Original One Paseo DEIR. Because this is new information, new comments are being accepted on the updates. Comments are due on December 10, 2013. The important documents are the Notice of Availability and the New One Paseo Alternatives. Read the full story for the DEIR documents.
We are a coalition of community residents concerned about One Paseo and dedicated to discover and disseminate important factual information to enable the City Council to make an informed decision. We are not a "no development" group. Instead, we're looking for an appropriate village for Carmel Valley. Imagine a small town main street where the residential buildings are 2 or 3 stories high. We want a village that fits into the community and doesn't overload the local streets, schools and parks.