Category Archives: City Council

Chula Vista’s Half-Cent Tax: Going About the Problem the Wrong Way

This November, the city of Chula Vista will be putting a measure on the ballot to impose an additional half-cent sales tax for ten years. With a 4-1 vote (Councilmember John McCann voted in opposition), the measure will head to … Continue reading

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Half-Baked: Idea of Creating Mello Roos Areas to Postpone Developer Fees

The City of Chula Vista has never had a worse idea than the one it’s proposing for the west side of the city. The City wants to pass the buck (in the way of $20,000 in “development impact fees” plus ten years … Continue reading

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The City’s Cool Zones Are Not So Cool 

While this hot summer weather is not normal for our area, we do get hot summers once in a while. The City of Chula Vista is part of a San Diego County program called, “Cool Zones.” The point of the … Continue reading

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Chula Vista Needs to Give Up Its Crack-Addiction to Housing

Housing permits are like crack to a city and the city of Chula Vista has a crack problem. All cities know that housing developments are not good for them, but they can’t stop saying no to the crack dealer housing developer. … Continue reading

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Chula Vista Council to Employees: Let Them Eat Cake

The City Council should approve raises but those raises should be for the city employees and not at all for the City Council members. It would be an insult to the hardworking city employees for the City Council to give themselves a raise … Continue reading

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Lake Pointe

“If this can happen to me today, tomorrow, it can happen to you.” That was the warning at a recent community meeting from one resident who lives near a proposed new residential development near the Olympic Training Center called, “Lake … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity: The Tourism Marketing District

The Grand Jury issued a report noting that the Tourism Marketing District (“TMD”) mishandled the funds that were supposed to help generate more business for local hotels and motels. The TMD has already changed its governing structure (and most likely … Continue reading

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