Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 | Council President Scott Peters should review his big box vote against Wal-Mart in light of his willingness to consider a huge project that necessitates changing the community plan in North University City. Monte Verde project, four towers almost twice the size of current buildings in Costa Verde across from UTC, is still under consideration by our councilman. Monte Verde is four vertical Wal-Marts. It’s not rocket science to see the project doesn’t fit in with the character of the community.
Scott Peters endorsed the Regents Road Bridge over Rose Canyon too, opening Pandora’s box to developers and destroying a finger canyon called “one of the canyon system’s crown jewels,” according to Richard Louv, in his November 28th column in U/T: “A City’s Dedication to Public Space,” worth a read to those not numbed by the death grip developers have on our City Council.
If the news from City Hall weren’t so Laurel-and- Hardy-outrageous on a daily basis, I’d just cry over these lost opportunities to save Momma Nature in San Diego instead of “the suits” who hang around downtown lobbying and laughing all the way to the bank.