Peninsula Planning Board to Decide Fate of “Illegal” Stop Signs in Point Loma

by on May 16, 2013 · 0 comments

in Culture, Environment, Ocean Beach

Tonight, May 16th, the planning committee for Point Loma will have on its agenda the fate of two “illegal” stop signs that were anonymously installed up on top of the Peninsula.

The Peninsula Board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire Street.

Here is what we reported back on April 18th:

The issue of the stop signs went to the local Point Loma planning group, called the Peninsula Planning Committee.  Removing stop signs is illegal, but City policy allows for such signs if the local planning group approves them and they also get the okay from a council member.

And in January, the Peninsula Community Planning Group voted in favor of the stop sign.  Faulconer also gave his approval.

Yet those local residents who oppose the stop signs claim that the Councilman and the Point Loma planners were ignorant of important points.  They claim that a petition that was circulated around and then presented to authorities with a hundred signatures actually included less than 50 locals – with most not living in the area.   They also allege that Faulconer’s office and the planners didn’t have the correct info on who actually installed the signs.

The signers, according to Farnsworth, “… were from Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Chula Vista, and that got my interest,” he said.

Faulconer responded this week and stated that his office has asked the Peninsula Planning Committee to look at the issue again in May. His office made this statement:

“The District 2 office only recently became aware of deficiencies in the stop sign petition that could cause some to question whether enough neighbors had been included in the decision making process. That is one of the reasons our office is calling for the Peninsula Community Planning Board to hold a new hearing to ensure all neighbors can have a voice on this quality of life issue.”

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