OB Planners: ‘Measure E’ to Remove Height-Limit in Midway, Street Vending Ordinance and Granny Flat on Pescadero – Wed., Sept.2

by on August 31, 2020 · 7 comments

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The Ocean Beach Planning Board will hear a one-sided presentation about Measure E to remove the 30-foot height limit from the Midway area. It will be from “Yes on E” campaign co-chairs.

The Board will also “re-review” San Diego’s Street Vending Ordinance to either reaffirm their prior recommendations or make new ones in light of the pandemic.

Also, there is a project at 4838 Pescadero Avenue coming before the panel of volunteer community planners. The project applicant is seeking an amendment to their permit for a second story “companion unit” – aka granny flat, with deck, above an existing detached garage, and in addition, wishes to expand the garage’s footprint. The project came before the Project Review Committee in February and was unanimously rejected. Supposedly, the applicant has made significant changes since then. [Editordude: we apologize – had shown images of the neighboring house – not 4838; these photos are of the true 4838 Pesky.]

Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held via Cisco WebEx. Registration is required to attend. You can register here. Registration may take some time to confirm. The meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook. Please email chair Andrea Shlageter if you experience any issues, aeschlag@gmail.com .

Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://oceanbeachplanning.org/2020/08/next-ob-planning-board-meeting-wed-sept-2-6pm/

Here is the official agenda:


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kh August 31, 2020 at 11:49 am

4838 Pesky is the taller build on the property directly west of what you have shown. The project documents are available for the public to review at oceanbeachplanning.org under the agenda link for 9/3/20. Anyone unable to attend the virtual meeting can also leave public comment in advance at: projects@oceanbeachplanning.org


kh August 31, 2020 at 11:50 am

Documents relating to the street vendor ordinance and 30ft midway height limit proposition are also under the agenda link.


Frank Gormlie August 31, 2020 at 1:01 pm

What a screw-up! Sorry about that; we had originally shown photos of a neighboring house, and not 4838; the correction has been made – and these photos are of the true site.


Mat Wahlstrom August 31, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Everyone participating should ask “Yes on E” campaign co-chair Dike Anyiwo how he can seriously claim that “This measure has always been community-driven and community-led,”* when:

1.) The “Yes on E” campaign committee wasn’t formed until 28 days ago,**

2.) The only two officers of this committee are the treasurer of the county Republican Party*** and a resident of Del Mar who runs a marketing shop registered in Florida,****

3.) Why the only donors so far have been Jen Campbell herself, real estate honchos connected to Cushman & Wakefield, Kiffmann Properties, Douglas Allred Company, and Kilroy Properties, the Chamber of Commerce PAC, and Cox,

4.) and all in amounts no less than $1,000?*

Most charitable interpretation would be he’s referring to a community — just not any that Measure E will harm.

* https://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2020/08/27/san-diego-democratic-party-backs-measure-e-to-remove-midway-district-height-limits/

** https://public.netfile.com/Pub2/AllFilingsByMeasure.aspx?id=191735838&measure=Measure+E-REMOVING+30-FOOT+HEIGHT+LIMIT+IN+MIDWAY-PACIFIC+HIGHWAY+COMMUNITY+PLAN+AREA

*** https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00252551&cycle=2020

**** http://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/SearchResultDetail?inquirytype=EntityName&directionType=Initial&searchNameOrder=LEGALTECHMEDIAGROUP%20L180002931000&aggregateId=flal-l18000293100-11eb8686-8fa7-4768-8105-d67405cdb6b1&searchTerm=legal%20tech%20media%20group&listNameOrder=LEGALTECHMEDIAGROUP%20L180002931000


Sara September 2, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Why should the citizens of San Diego vote in favor of a Measure that was put on the ballot by City Council, thus circumnavigating the process of obtaining signatures??


Vern August 31, 2020 at 1:31 pm

Doesn’t this “Measure E” go something like, “Vote Yes on Measure E — New Stadium, New Parks, No Cost to Taxpayers”.
Gotta love that “No Cost to Taxpayers” part, hysterical!


Toby September 2, 2020 at 4:13 pm

During the Point Loma Democratic Club zoom meeting last Sunday, a representative from Councilmember Jen Campbell stated a “yes” vote on Measure E is only to rescind the 30′ height limit for the midway development project. My understanding is that the specifics of the project are to be determined later since Measure E is ONLY to rescind the height limit. What a fantastic gift to developers! Voters should just agree to recind the height limit so developers can go ahead and not be bothered by those silly height restrictions. Once the restrictions are removed will the developers build up to seven stories or seventeen stories?


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