I hope by now, you have heard about Measure E, placed on the ballot for the November 3 election. Measure E is simply an advisory vote to determine the feeling about how EDH CSD voters feel about turning the Old Golf Course into 760 +- rooftops bringing more traffic, congestion, pollution and noise. A NO vote rejects the idea of rezoning the Old Golf Course to be used for low, medium and high density housing. Supplemental information for this should be a vision of how that property should be utilized if it is not rezoned. We have been working the last few months developing this vision. It is in it’s early stages, but I have attached a working copy for you to review and use. The next step is to have some Town Hall meetings (being scheduled) so the community can participate in shaping the vision from a “resident” perspective, not a “developer” perspective. That is not to say those two perspectives are mutually exclusive. It does suggest that the vision will give the residents a voice in the final disposition of the property.
In a nutshell, this vision can be viewed in two parts. Part 1 will be to show how the collaborative efforts of residents can result in a common vision. Part 2 shows that there are good, well rounded financial, health, cultural, recreational and quality of life benefits to EDH residents and residents of the rest of the county as an alternative to simply revenue generated by building low, medium and high density housing.
We urge you to review the vision. Be critical. Fight for what you want. Eventually, we will have a vision that we all can live with.