Dear Shore Drive/Bayfront Residents,
It’s been 9 months since the community first learned of Westminster Canterbury’s plans to build the monstrous 22 story, 217 unit precedence setting high rise structure in the Bayfront neighborhood. Next week, on Tuesday September 22nd at 6:00pm, City Council will hold the final hearing and vote on this application. Mountains of information has been obtained by SDCC and the adjacent impacted residents. This data be reviewed here https://weloveshoredrive.com/category/wccb/
Suffice to say, it can all come down to the votes of 7 Council Members. With 3 of the 11 members recusing themselves due to Conflict of Interests, the remaining 8 would require a 5 to 3 vote in favor to approve the application. A 4 to 4 tie vote fails. So the goal to stop this proposed plan is to get 4 “NO” votes from the remaining 8 members. One member, Mr. John Moss, has gone on public record as voting “NO”, so that leaves 7 members and the need to gain 3 “NO” votes.
With 7 days remaining until the hearing, we are asking all Bayfront Residents to call a different Council Member each day and ask them to vote “NO” to this proposed application. Seven days and seven Council Members, pretty easy. The list of Council Members and their contact information is provided below.
It’s pretty simple, just ask the Council Members highlighted in YELLOW below (in person if they answer or on their voicemail) to vote “NO” to the proposed WC High Rise. Tell them the development doesn’t comply with any of the CIty’s codes, plans or guidelines and ask them to facilitate a civic discussion with the residents, developer and City Staff that can work towards a smaller and less dense compromise that isn’t precedent setting.
Here is the list of Council Members and their phone numbers. If you don’t feel comfortable calling them, please send them an email. You can send the entire City Council an email by using the following address, CityCouncil@vbgov.com