January 11, 2004
To the Honorable:
Mayor Marshall Kamena
Councilmember Tom Reitter
Councilmember Mark Beeman
Councilmember Loraine Dietrich
Councilmember Marj Leider
By way of introduction, my name is Mike Johnson and I was appointed
spokesperson and project leader by the Quail Run Homeowners association in
connection with the Buranis property development. The Homeowner's
Association represents twenty five homes affected by the proposed
development. Our goal is to work with the City and the Developer to ensure
that the Buranis property is developed in a way that completes our
neighborhood, maintains property values and causes the least amount of
disruption. I was scheduled to speak at the council meeting Monday night
and communicate the Association's views on your approval of the General Plan
which will re-zone the Buranis property. This action will allow for the
proposed development of the Buranis property by the O'Brien Group and
Mission Valley Properties. Unfortunately, I have been called away on
business and may not be able to attend the meeting. In my absence, please
accept this letter as our statement.
We have met numerous times with Steve Riter, the Developer's representative
and Mark Roberts, Community Development Director to communicate our goals
and objectives for the Buranis property development as a Homeowners
Association. Attached you will find a Microsoft Word File Letter that Mr.
Riter prepared in support of these goals and objectives. I understand that
you were each sent a copy of the letter. In the letter, there are five
guiding principles that we asked the Developer to follow when building the
project and to work diligently with the City to ensure they are
accomplished. Those five principles are:
1) Build the Buffer Area at no less than RS-2 standards, mirroring the
2) No primary access to the Buffer Area from Cabernet or Gamay.
3) No placement of any EVA required on Cabernet Way.
4) Phase housing in way that accelerates building of the Buffer Area over
the high-density development.
5) Visually feather the density housing transition along Arroyo Road.
Assuming the Builder works to meet these five goals and objectives, and
stays within the "spirit" of these five goals and objectives, this
Homeowner's Association will support the proposed Buranis property
development and the required amendment to the General Plan. Having stated
that, Mr. Riter was painfully careful in his letter to ensure we understand
that the City can change, modify or eliminate any of the five goals and
objectives at any time.
We would appeal to you as a Council, that you each ensure that our city
government brings this to fruition without contest.
Thank you in advance for your time, concern and assistance in this matter.
Spokesperson - Quail Run Homeowner's Association