OF COMPLETION OF A DRAFT SUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT IN
THE CITY OF BUELLTON FOR THE MERITAGE SENIOR LIVING PROJECT
City of Buellton
Buellton, CA 93427
PO Box 2189
Santa Barbara, CA 93120
Dear City of Buellton,
I received a letter by Marc P. Bierdzinski AKA Planning Director with
no date, but with an envelope dated 122012. I know that the City of
Buellton has been criticized about Brown Act violations before, but
this project is sudden news to me.
I believe you are sending this letter because [redacted] and have
suddenly decided to inform [redacted] of such report. I know that
the philosophy of the city is to merely point to its website and say
check for any updates. However, not everyone has such access, or even
ability to stay up-to-date.
In an effort to inform the public, your police department attempted
to counter the work of community organizing efforts through intimidation
District wide, so-called community leaders gathered to make matters
worse for truckers rather than work together.
I already spoke to your council on trucker rights. I do not need to
be there in person at every council meeting as once is enough to make
my point. In fact, Andrisek informed me at a public visioning workshop
that he agreed with me on truckers, but then said on record that he
did not. The plans for Buellton show one road lanes and roundabouts,
which does not even take into consideration any trucker rights. There
have been two trucker deaths already near Buellton.
I foresee more tragedies due to these policies. I have seen cars race
down Bobcat Springs Road onto Jonata Springs Road towards Buellton.
I once chased after one wondering who it was in the dark colored sports
car with tinted windows. However, I was met by a vehicle that pulled
out of The Village on your one-lane creation and the car that sped
was already at the Avenue of Flags / Highway 246 stop light. What
will happen when a car breaks down on your single land road? What
will happen when someone needs medical emergency and cannot get through?
I am not so confident in our helicopters constant abilities due to
eight police-involved shootings within the county and not one helicopter
came to its medical attention.
This one-lane issue and roundabouts, as well as, anti-trucker mentality
should have been brought to a public vote on Election Day.
This letter reveals to me how things can be hidden for so long until
its "notice of completion."
The public visioning process was for one to two years, but even attending
it revealed groups who ignored reason. There is a group of people
that really believes Buellton is their town. I even created a petition,
gathered signatures, informed the council, and nothing is in the plans.
Buellton has always welcomed truckers and now they have no rights?
The Village was built where Hispanics use to live. Now, your "notice
of completion" states a "small residence and some outbuildings are
currently on the site and will be removed." This residence houses
Hispanics. Have these Hispanics been informed along the process and
really participated? Or, are these Hispanics merely being sent a "notice
I notice this letter accepts public comments in writing up to February
04, 2013, which is after the Demo Construction Phase running into
the Site Prep.
This is not democracy.
Ricardo Soto, Incorporator
Global Human Rights Charity
Candidate for Juris Doctorate (JD)
*prior to 2025
tags: fair & equal justice, due process, economy &
inflation, trucking rights, safety ethics, hispanic rights, life /