League Led Charge

I enjoyed Nick Welsh’s summary of the Miramar and La Entrada developers’ problems and their reluctance to do the necessary EIRs [Angry Poodle Barbecue, “Flea Waggin’ the Dog,” 8/21/08,]. However, one thing bothers me. It was the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara that brought the suit against Levy, and Citizens Planning Association (CPA) joined us in it, but they were very reluctant at first. In fact, if the League had not decided that it must take action on the proposal as presented to the Planning Commission, CPA would never have been involved. League was prepared to go it alone if necessary but CPA was not. I know because I was president of the League during the whole Levy saga and presided at the board meeting when we made the decision. CPA came aboard a few days later but its board never gave its whole-hearted support to the action as the League board did. In the future, for accuracy, please be sure to include the League. I think the only reason that CPA’s name came before the League’s name on the papers we filed with the court was because “C” comes before “L,” but it was the League that led the charge.-Bev King

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