For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Encinitas council candidate Bob Nanninga calls for open dialogue and public vote regarding the Naylor Act and Pacific View School property
Encinitas- Encinitas City Council candidate Bob Nanninga is asking all parties to come clean about who knew what and when regarding the Naylor Act and rezoning efforts by the Encinitas Unified School District in their attempt to develop the Pacific View Elementary school site .
The Naylor Act (Education Code sections 17485-1750) requires school districts, who propose to lease or sell land used for outdoor recreation and open space land suited for recreational purposes, to offer to lease or sell a portion of the land at discount to either a city or county, whichever has jurisdiction.
“It's clear the Encinitas Unified School District is not dealing in good faith with the City of Encinitas, downtown residents, and Encinitas citizens. At issue is who at the City of Encinitas knew what when, and why the Encinitas City Council is only now learning about the Naylor Act from local reporters as a result of Planning commission deliberations. Something is not right here.”
Encouraging Encinitas residents to do the same, Nanninga has requested of the City clerk copies of all correspondence between City Council members, Planning director Patrick Murphy, Encinitas staff , EUSD superintendent Lean King, consultant Dee Snow, private contractor Peder Norby and developer John De Wald.
This Public Records Act request includes all letters and emails, meeting agendas, meeting minutes and meeting dates between parties dating back to January 2006 regarding the Pacific View Advisory Committee and EUSD efforts to rezone the Pacific Elementary school site and the creation of a new zoning designation not recognized by the city general plan.
A well known community advocate and downtown businessman, Nanninga is also on record stating any rezoning of the Pacific view property, and changes to the city's General Plan, must be decided with a vote by the people of Encinitas.
Bob Nanninga, Candidate, cell 760-840-0838