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Re: Input re General Plan/M2 revision

From: domainremoved <PETER>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:40:15 -0800

Kirsten,
 The scary thing is that anyone believes that “ a statement that the entire city is well-served by emergency services under Healthy Community of the Guiding Principles, “ is a sufficient response to the concerns that have been raised by the Fire District.

Essential elements of zoning are to prevent incompatible uses and to ensure that sufficient space is allocated for critical infrastructure needs — none of the Guiding Principles address these issues. And, as always, the City ignores the needs of the Fire District when the Fire District is specifically and uniquely excluded from the Corporate Contributions Guideline. On the Gateway project the Council insisted on $150k of landscaping while not requiring a single penny for the additional fire equipment that the large and tall Gateway structures will necessitate.


Peter
>
> On Dec 9, 2014, at 11:58 PM, Kirsten Keith <KKeith_at_(domainremoved)
>
> Hi Peter,
>
> Thank you for attending the meeting tonight. We spoke about emergency services tonight with Chief Schapelhouman. There is a statement that the entire city is well-served by emergency services under Healthy Community of the Guiding Principles.
>
> On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, PETER CARPENTER <peterfcarpenter_at_(domainremoved)
> 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.
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> 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:
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> 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 Wed Dec 10 2014 - 08:34:40 PST

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