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Re: Input re General Plan/M2 revision

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:58:47 -0800

I'll call you later to discuss this further. Thank you.

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, PETER CARPENTER <peterfcarpenter_at_(domainremoved)
wrote:

> 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)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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)
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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.
>>
>> 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 Wed Dec 10 2014 - 08:52:28 PST

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