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Input re General Plan/M2 revision

From: domainremoved <PETER>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:30:48 -0800

The City seems to have a blind spot when it comes to the Fire District.

The Fire District’s input was ignored as the Specific Plan was developed.

The Fire District’s input in once again being ignored as the General Plan/M 2 revision proceeds.

There is literally no reference in the current General Plan/M 2 Guiding Principles to fire services.

The Fire District is unique in being excluded from the Corporate Contributions Guiding Principle.

In my opinion there is no way that the existing Station 77 or the existing Station 77 site can provide the necessary fire services that will be required by the proposed build out of M 2.

The General Plan is, by definition, a zoning document and yet no zoning provision has been made for expanded fire services.

If this problem continues to be ignored there will be two probable outcomes:
  1 - A preventable disaster will occur because of inadequate provision in the General Plan for enhanced fire services.

  2 - The refusal by the Fire District to sign off on future developments in the M 2 area because it lacks the capacity to adequately serve such developments.

Peter Carpenter
Received on Tue Dec 09 2014 - 21:25:06 PST

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