In spite of how screwed up California is in so many respects, some of the people have it together and have challenged politicians on heights and on zoning issues. It is a constant challenge with elected officials because once they get elected or appointed to city boards, they automatically know better than the rest of us and get hard of hearing. Take this as an example:
In San Diego, one thing that the people are up in arms about is development and they want a say on it. The citizens have proposed an initiative that would require a public vote to change a
property’s zoning or increase its housing density. It also would set a
citywide height limit of two stories, or 30 feet tall, for all
buildings, except for some medical development projects and high school
structures, the city attorney wrote in a summary the council will review
Wednesday. City officials as well as the building industry are against the citizens ballot initiative. Of course they are.
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