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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CIRCULATE PETITION
SAVE OUR DOWNTOWN AND BEACH PARKING LOT INITIATIVE

Notice is hereby given by the persons whose names appear hereon of their intention to circulate a petition within the City of Carpinteria for the purpose of proposing amendments to the City’s General Plan land use designation map and text and to the City’s zoning map and zoning ordinance. A statement of the reasons for the proposed action as contemplated in the petition is as follows:

This initiative changes the zoning of our Downtown and Beach Parking Lot from General Commercial to Open Space/Recreation, to preserve and provide protection for existing public parking and general open space. The initiative will accomplish six primary objectives:

For the last five years, more than a thousand Carpinterians have spoken, written and expressed their opposition to the leasing of public land and/or the development of a boutique hotel on our Downtown and Beach Parking Lot without avail.

Carpinteria needs to maintain its existing free, convenient and safe public parking to accommodate beachgoers, business employees, consumers, tourists and train passengers. We also need to safeguard the coastal urban wildlife open space corridor south of the railroad tracks, while preserving mountain views. These components are integral to our small town, friendly, non-commercial character.

Call to action: Carpinteria’s public Downtown and Beach Parking Lot is in danger of private development through a long-term lease for a privately owned hotel. This Initiative lets Carpinterians show that they want to keep this property as public land for parking purposes, preserving the Downtown and Beach Parking Lot, and keeping the Coastal Open Space Corridor south of the railroad tracks free of parking lots. To support these goals, please sign this Petition.

Original Signed by: Amrita M. Salm and Gary Campopiano

Parcel LabelAPNReferenced in Initiative By Name
A004-105-011Downtown and Beach Parking Lot
B004-105-026Coastal Open Space Corridor

Call to action: Carpinteria’s public Downtown and Beach Parking Lot is in danger of private development through a long-term lease for a privately owned hotel. This Initiative lets Carpinterians show that they want to keep this property as public land for parking purposes, preserving the Downtown and Beach Parking Lot, and keeping the Coastal Open Space Corridor south of the railroad tracks free of parking lots. To support these goals, please sign this Petition.

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