720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
JANUARY 24, 2018
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
J & M's Family Restaurant
Speaker: Vista Del Lago Memory Care Executive Director
Channa Kelly, LNHA, LMFT
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Firehouse Subs

Tuesday , February 6th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Speaker:  Shawn Robinson

12:00PM - 1:00PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

5:00PM - 7:00PM
Escondido Arts Partnership

M onday, February 12th
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

W ednesday, February 21st
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Bellamy's Restaurant

Friday, F ebruary 23rd
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
J & M's Family Restaurant
Speaker:  David Zumaya 

T uesday, February 28th
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Greetings!


Housing remains a hot topic in California, primarily, the lack there of. How did we get here?

"A California for Everyone" addresses one major issue affecting the development of quality housing: CEQA.

CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) was signed into law by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1970. It was meant to protect the environment from corporate and private interest. However, it is being used as a way to oppose any development with only 13% of the lawsuits from a recognizable environmental group.

Unless the law is reformed, taxpayers and future homeowners will continue to pay the high costs of litigation under the guise of CEQA.

CEQA Reform calls for two changes: Required Transparency and to Eliminate Duplicative Lawsuits.

Many of the lawsuits are filed from "Friends of..." organizations who are not required to identify themselves. And, since there is no transparency, multiple suits can be filed.

The developer must go to court for each lawsuit filed. If they win, then they are able to move forward with the project, until the next lawsuit is filed. If they loose, then they are required to pay the attorney fees of the opposing party. Either way, the project suffers with the litigation and delay costs being passed on to the future homeowner.

Regardless of your point of view on the housing crisis, I recommend this short documentary created by "A California for Everyone" and consider if our legislation should make changes to the current CEQA law, for the benefit of our residents and the future of our state.

Sincerely,

Rorie Johnston
MONTHLY EVENTS
J&M's Family Restaurant
| January 26, 2018 | 7:15AM - 9AM
Speaker:  Vista Del Lago Memory Care Executive Director
Channa Kelly, LNHA, LMFT
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| February 6, 2018 | 4PM - 5PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| February 8, 2018 | 12PM - 1PM
Escondido Arts Partnership
| Febuary 8, 2018 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| February 12, 2018 | 12PM - 1PM
Bellamy's Restaurant
| February 21, 2018 | 11:30AM - 1PM
J & M's Family Restaurant
| February 23, 2018 | 7:15AM - 9AM
Speaker: David Zumaya
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Feb. 21, 2018 | 3:30PM

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Supervisor Kristin Gaspar was chosen by her colleagues on Tuesday to serve a year-long term as chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Gaspar, a former Encinitas mayor elected as supervisor in November 2016, will be the board’s most senior member when two of her colleagues, Bill Horn and Ron Roberts, hit term limits at the end of this year and the remaining two, Dianne Jacob and Greg Cox, complete their current terms in 2020.

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