Dear Mayor Pam O’Connor and City Council members,
I support the motion of Council members [Kevin] McKeown, [Tony] Vazquez and [Ted] Winterer that the City Council direct staff to bring forward only those Downtown development agreement applications where the proposed heights are within the maximum allowed for Downtown in the 1984 Land Use [and Circulation] Element. I believe that until the new Downtown Specific Plan is adopted, the (council) should only consider reasonable development that is within the existing limits.
In addition, all approved projects need to be evaluated as a whole for impact on the city. No system would be built one piece at a time if it is to work!