FIRST: There was never a Plan that Doug Jacobsen would GIVE a Library to the City of Grand Terrace as a gesture of good will or as a way to attract people to his Retail Complex.
SECOND: There was no plan by the San Bernardino County Library to move or increase the service or operational funds for the Grand Terrace Library.
THIRD: The additional cost to the City to LEASE the Space from Jacobsen, and pay for the cost of operation, if the County Library Services would not pay for the increased costs, may or may not be available as a result of increased Sales Tax Revenue. There has never been a reliable study on the Economic Impact of the Retail Development regardless of the type of business place on site. There have been pie in the sky estimates on the Revenue of this or that business, but no reasonable estimate of increase cost of law enforcement, and other city services costs have been calculated or estimated to see if an empty field is better than a bunch of businesses that bring added net costs to the city. Yes, not all Development is Good Development.
FOURTH: The survey was an attempt to muster what they hoped was sufficient justification to use Eminent Domain on the Stringfield Property. Yes, it is now zoned commercial/Retail. However, it was purchased as Residential/R3 and the owners of the property had no desire for a zone change. This is an example of how Residential Property can be targeted by the Redevelopment Agency/City and Threats of Eminent Domain Used to Try to Force a Sale.
SO HERE WE ARE IN FICTION and LIES and CONTINUED INTEREST IN USING EMINENT DOMAIN for the PURPOSE OF DEVELOPMENT...
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR COUNCIL MEMBERS OR CANDIDATES A CLEAR STATEMENT:
I WILL NOT UNDER ANY SITUATION USE EMINENT DOMAIN FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT AND ONLY WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR PUBLIC WORKS SUCH AS ROADS AND UTILITIES.
----DON'T TREAD ON ME ----
GRAND TERRACE CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE PROPERTY RIGHTS
AND COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO PROTECT THEM.....