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The Seacoast Inn was A council vote was held to for more than nine years. city council).

PLANS
granted a variance by the change a street near the Sports Mrs. McCoy commented Rest assured, Mayda
Coastal Commission to Park and the Tijuana Estuary that she did not like bathroom Winter and Fred McLean are
rebuild to four stories rather Visitors' Center to one-way. doors painted blue, as firmly in the pockets of the
Continued from page 7 than three. The Coastal Although this is clearly within required by the ADA federal political and development
Commission was lobbied by the 500 feet of the estuary law. A permit was issued forces that dominate Chula
McCabe and Associates who where SWIA and the ladies without requiring the ADA Vista and the area around the
are entitled to damages from were given $37,000 by the have a financial interest, upgrades prior to construc- new ballpark. One of
lost business, legal fees and ladies on the council to lobby Winter and McCoy voted. tion. McCoy and Winter vio- McLeans' supporters is a for-
harassment by the city in their for the variance. McCabe and The effect of the one- lated FPPC law and mer San Diego City Attorney
fraudulent attempts to push associates gave $500 to way street would Federal ADA who coordinated the ballpark
them out of business. McCoy which would have clearly affect law by this project. After repeated
Several business owners in precluded her voting on a traffic at the vote. appeals, the ballpark deal
the southern redevelopment license, entitlement or vari- entrance T h e done by David Malcolm and
district along 13th Street have ance by law. to the c i t y former San Diego Council
had difficulty obtaining per- Multiple members of the Vistors' recently member Stallings is going
mits for business's or physical hotel owner's family gave Center legislat- back to trial. Malcolm already
improvements to their build- contributions of $500 to both where e d got his slice of the pie; a $3.1
ings. McCoy and Rose for the elec- they have $75,000 million high-rise condo from
This appears to be because tion two years ago. The con- an interest. to the pro- John Moores' daughter.
the ladies on the council tributions are not a violation At a recent duction of a Our former I.B. Port
would like to force these own- of the law, however accep- city council redevelopment Commissioner now lives in a
ers out and put all redevelop- tance of a sum greater than meeting, a building newsletter. beautiful house in Coronado.
ment and business efforts in $250 precludes them from permit for the Vistors' Center Although this amount exceed Where will these folks on our
the hands of their real estate voting on a license, entitle- was discussed and voted on. the budgets of both local council be living after they
and development friends. If ment or variance for one year. Councilman Rogers newspapers, and although the have done their part to make
small business owners can be They voted on it anyway; in expressed concern that the city already has a newsletter, the secret Master Plan a reali-
squeezed out, a monopoly of violation of the FPPC laws. building was not ADA com- which it sends out, this ty? Are they really interested
insiders can take over. Some of the most expen- pliant for handicapped per- money, if ever used for its in what is good for our neigh-
Currently, there is a major sive homes in town are on sons and that the law stated intended purpose, will be borhoods and economy, or are
move in our community to south Seacoast Drive. Many that it must be brought into nothing more than a propa- they obligated to fulfill the
convert existing apartment of our wealthiest and most compliance before any future ganda piece to support the demands of larger political
buildings into condominiums. influential residents live in permit could be issued. He devious plans of our redevel- and development interests. It's
Former Councilman Dan this neighborhood, which also said the Visitors' Center opment agency (disguised as not hard to see the truth if you
Malcolm has been involved would like to be an exclusive had been out of compliance a legally elected mayor and look !
with some of these transac- gated community. Among
tions. them are Port Commissioner between the couple who have The Sun has been under

THE SUN
Two of these former apart- Mike Bixler, former been publishing the newspa- extreme pressure to print fluff
ments on north Seacoast Councilwoman Gail Benda, per for the last two years has and not substance. My hope
Drive were granted a variance former councilman Dan occurred and it is likely that is that a new Imperial Beach
from the city's general plan Malcolm, council candidate Continued from page 6 ownership of the Sun is head- Sun can enlighten citizens to
which provides for two park- Fred McLean and his wife ed for court. the treachery and corruption
ing units per dwelling unit. Dee. Former owner Haskins is that permeates our civic lead-
The proximity of these two South Seacoast also bor- with the courage and the claiming to be the rightful ers inner circle. Perhaps hear-
buildings is within 500 feet of ders the Tijuana Estuary money to inform you of the owner, however, many docu- ing some of the real truth will
both Winter's and McCoy's where SWIA, Winter and real truth about the way gov- ments exist which would encourage voters to throw the
residences, making the granti- McCoy administrate almost ernment has been run in indicate otherwise. It is ladies out of office.
ng of that variance a violation $30 million of grant money. Imperial Beach and in the unclear who will control the It's time to live and let
of the law. A little over a year ago, region. Sun when the smoke clears. live. That's what living in a
As has been the case for members of this exclusive If the people of our fair The Sun has done an beach town should be all
Winter and McCoy on many part of our community with city truly understood the admirable job of trying to about.
other votes, their personal full support of the city council agenda of our local political present the other side of many To the voters of Imperial
financial interests overlap lobbied the State Coastal figures, they would not hesi- local stories even with the beach, and those of you who
with government votes and Commission to outlaw week- tate to oust them all ! risks involved. It is the will of are not yet registered; keep
the activities of SWIA. The end beachfront property The Imperial Beach Sun the political forces which watching! The Careys, on
City Clerk has refused to rentals. McCoy's and Winter's has taken considerable criti- started The Sun to regain con- behalf of the ladies, will
cooperate regarding public votes were illegal due to their cism as of late, for publishing trol of the newspaper from come up with last minute
records on this issue other involvement with SWIA and stories unfavorable to the those who might embarrass dirty tricks and more lies
than to say, "The Council the proximity to SWIA's juris- ladies on the City Council. city officials by writing the right before the election.
approved the variance." diction. A domestic dispute truth. That's what they do best.
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