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A coalition of north county community organizations has initiated a grassroots campaign to save some of the priceless natural lands of Carlsbad. These natural lands are a key part of what makes this such a special place to live, but many are under immediate threat of development.
We need to preserve the best of what we have left- places like the Buena Vista Creek Valley with the sacred El Salto waterfall. Places where we, our children, and future generations can reconnect with nature, take a bike ride through rolling hills, take a quiet walk or hear the sound of a creek or the call of a bird. Open space gives us a high quality of life and preserves our property values. It is good for residents, businesses and visitors alike.
In 2002 the voters of Carlsbad passed Measure C to allocate some of the City's existing reserve funds to preserve open space. It has been 10 years and the Carlsbad City Council has not allocated these funds or spent one dime to acquire any natural open space in Carlsbad.
We have initiated this campaign to petition the City Council to allocate some of their existing reserve funds for open space acquisition and trails. Please sign the petition and help make that happen.
We need to encourage the city council to follow through on the voters' mandate as they revise the city's general plan.
Developer Taylor Morrison's new project Vista Del Mar located off Blackrail and Aviara Parkway has plans to remove a grove of date palms that are very old and provide one of the only as well as the largest areas for animals that live in the canyon to find refuge.
For years nearby residents have witnessed many species of owls in the canyon as well as Cooper Hawks and other animals that have not been mentioned in the environmental report conducted by Dudek for Taylor Morrison.
We feel that the report is incomplete and inadequate.
We are asking the City of Carlsbad, Taylor Morrison and Dudek to further investigate the impacts on wildlife before disturbing the date palm grove.
In recent years there has been growing public concern at the loss of open space to alternative uses. The use of land as open space, however, is no less important than other uses.
It is a valuable resource and the Department attaches great importance to its retention, for once built on it is almost certainly lost to the community forever. Accordingly, the Department will operate a general presumption against the loss of open space to competing land uses.
- Taken from The Planning Service – Planning Policy Statement 8
The Corporate Services Committee, part of Lisburn City Council, as recorded in their minutes are intending to replace the informal open space at Killeaton, Queensway, Dunmurry with 39 Allotments, A car Park and an access road. This open space has been in use by the local community since it became the property of the council in 1966. It has remained as informal land since then. 14 years ago the council consulted the local community and gave choices as to other uses for the land. It was deemed that the land was best serving to the community as open space and should be left as such.
The council have noted that there is a high demand for allotments and have over 100 people on a waiting list. There already have 55 allotments about 200 yards from the Killeaton Field and they have not explained why the attached council park, that is generally unused beside the allotments, has not been considered for the these additions. The council should also note that according to Angela Nelson of SinnFein, the Colin Neighbourhood Partnership Board's Environmental sub-group has successfully sought Peace111 financial resources for land from Invest NI to create 250 allotments.
To that end, and the fact that Peace 111 funding must attract cross-community support. I recommend the council adopt this approach rather than pursuing their proposed intention.
The community has again expressed its wish not to lose this open space and remind the council that any loss to Killeaton open space that does not benefit the local community is in direct contravention of Planning Policy Statement 8. They can not demonstrate that their proposals are support by the local community.
In May 2009, the playground equipment that had existed in Karrinyup Reserve for a decade was removed due to safety concerns.
Subsequently, the council notified local residents that the equipment would not be replaced due to its proximity to another playground.
Monash Primary School is a small state school located adjacent to Monash University on Samada street in Notting Hill, Melbourne. It has a warm atmosphere and country feel.
In May 2005 Monash Primary School consulted with parents on a decision to close the school due to low enrolments. There has been no community consultation or information sharing! Closing the school will affect the future of the local children, the character of the suburb, the residents that use its open space and their land values if there is a shift in demographics.
The decision as to whether or not to close Monash Primary should not solely be in the hands of the school's council. A petition has been generated to draw the attention of the Education Department to the lack of consultation from the community.
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales.
The Petition of residents of New South Wales brings to the attention of the House:
the proposed sale of approximately 1.6 hectares of State Transit Authority land at 67a Alison Road, Randwick by way of public tender;
the heritage and conservation significance of the site;
the increased traffic congestion and transport dangers if the site is sold and developed;
our objection to the proposed sale of the land to developers; and
our support for the retention of the land as "open space" to be managed and utilised by the Australian Jockey Club for and on behalf of the community.
In the late 1980's, the Seattle Public schools tore down what was the Maple Leaf elementary school. Since this time, the school district has been deciding what to do with the property.
The Meadowbrook Community Council has approached the public schools, City of Seattle, and other institutions about creating an open space allowing this area to be a recharge acquifer for Thornton Creek.
The Meadowbrook Community Council Open Space Committee would like to see this area remain as open space instead of being developed as housing. This property may be zoned for 18 houses. This will add congestion and traffic to a street that already has issues with traffic.
To support this action, please contact Ron English at Seattle Schools to be put on notice of any votes to occur around this issue. His contact information: email@example.com or 206-252-0651. If the Seattle Public Schools decides to sell, they should do so by community involvement to chose a seller.