Now the Bishop’s School wants an exemption from Prop D and its supplementary code to build a 32-foot building. They want to revert to measuring to the finished grade. If this exemption to the current code is allowed by way of the “variance “ process, it will set a precedent for the coastal zone and developers will happily revert back to measuring from the finished grade and again build 32-, 35-, 39-foot buildings. If this variance is granted, it cannot be denied to other developers. As time progresses, your peek-a-boo view will disappear, the winter shadow of the adjacent building will come further over your property and the wall of condos along the beach will grow a few feet higher as more variances are granted.
The San Diego Planning Commission will hear the issue on Dec. 16. Please contact them at email@example.com or (619) 321-3208 and tell them you want the original intent of the voters to be maintained.
— David Little is a La Jolla Community Planning Association trustee.