I took the time and effort to explain in detail (at least as much detail that the maximum 3 minutes allows), why College Town should be scrapped permanently and why I believe the city of Fullerton is pushing this disaster so very, very hard.
After I spoke, Joe Imbriano spoke about College Town and correctly stated that the Downtown Core and Corridor is College Town on steroids. (I have commented in past council meetings going… way back that the DCCSP is undemocratic as it gives the power to approve unlimited numbers of high-rise developments to an unelected bureaucrat, namely City Manager Joe Felz and any council member who votes to give their power away to approve individual projects to Mr. Felz is corrupt, period.)
Yet after all these extremely important comments, Not One Member of the Council addressed these two huge issues. But what did one avowed conservative member of the council address, a couple of $400 a night hotel room bills. Although I agree that over 400 a night for a hotel is a little excessive, it pails in comparison to the huge 800 pound guerrilla projects, College Town and DCCSP staring the citizens of Fullerton in the face.
The continued silence by all of our council members is very disturbing to me.
400 dollar hotel rooms vs. a totally unwanted by the community College Town that will reek havoc with increased traffic, congestion, air and noise pollution, increased water usage we supposedly are short of, etc. etc. etc.
Can anyone on the council get serious about how this city is trying to push through projects that will basically destroy this city as we the people who have lived here for decades know it? The very sad part is that these projects are being pushed with no real good reason except to get the city out of a financial mess totally caused by this council’s and former council’s failed leadership and votes.
I strongly suggest that the 3 council members now running for reelection this November
start discussing the real important issues now facing this citizens of Fullerton, such as College Town and the DCCSP. We the people deserve to know where they stand on these and other important issues, such as pension reform. I know Mayor Fitzgerald that Love Fullerton Day is a safe and cuddly thing to talk about, but how about discussing the very important issues facing Fullertonians.
Why would all 5 council members refuse to discuss the pros and cons of DCCSP and College Town after it was brought up by Mr. Imbriano and myself? When Mr. Curlee brought up the 400 dollar a night hotel bill, one council member both thanked Mr. Curlee and talked about it as well. Let’s see the importance of one or two $400 hotel bills vs multi-million dollar projects that if passed will greatly alter for the worse the landscape and the quality of living in Fullerton forever. It seems a no brainer on the relative size, scope and importance, which deserved to be discussed last Tuesday at council.
So in the coming weeks and months when these 3 candidates ask for your vote or ask for a campaign contribution, ask them to first clearly discuss their position on College Town and DCCSP on the record at a council meeting.