Room without a view
Re: “More housing headed to Grantville” [Volume 25, Issue 4 or bit.ly/3aXAfsv]
First, let me say, I realize there is a housing shortage in San Diego. There has been a definite effort in the Grantville and surrounding area to meet the housing need for veterans, low- and moderate-income families, including transitional housing for people experienced homelessness.
I agree with increased housing; however, I am very concerned about construction on Mission Gorge Place. In your article printed in the Mission Courier Times, April 2019, it says that it should not affect views of other residents in area. Well, it very much does. Further, I am concerned that this matter was not directly brought to those who own property that is affected.
I contacted the office of Scott Sherman, and the city just pointed to a 1970 ordinance that buildings not to exceed 30 feet at shorelines and your article in 2019 as public announcement; and that it would be illegal to prohibit building.
This building has impacted our property value and sell potential. I am frustrated when I look out my window I can see a construction crewmen staring back at me almost at eye level, and I can hear the loud talking, and see a crane beam hanging over my house almost daily! And, I have reported it, without a resolution.
At this point, the fifth floor of the apartment complex is being built, and there is probably not much we can do about it at this point.
— Shlyn Guarian, Grantville
A bad example
Re: “Republican Women Navajo Canyon urge help with election efforts” [Volume 26, Issue 4 or bit.ly/2ydahEl]
I just had to share my opinion about an article in the current Mission Times Courier. The article “Republican Women Navajo Canyon urge help with election efforts” took me aback.
What planet is this woman on? Is she not paying attention? I was disheartened to see that any of my own neighbors, let alone women, think Trump is doing a “fantastic job.” He has (and still is) supplying us with endless actions, quotes and recordings proving this to be untrue.
These are scary times made even scarier by the man in charge. He’s supposed to be our leader but publicly announced that he himself won’t be wearing a mask. Just one of many ways he is not looking out for our wellbeing or setting a good example.
Thank you for allowing me to vent.
—Ellen Elder, Allied Gardens