I have a copy of what a fellow Treviana resident wrote in regards to the disclosures given to him when he bought. I’ll let him “take it away” in his own words,
Thank you and good afternoon.
The first thing I would like to address is the idea that the residents of the Treviana and Monet developments want to stop or hinder the Rapid Transit Project. We’re just “Nimby,s. Not in my back yard” This could not be further from the truth. We have no problem with the Transit Project. In fact, some of the residents could , and presumably would use the bus line. Our issue is the 150 or so feet of land that divides our respective developments. We call it the green belt. Our concern is that the ramp and subsequent bridge over SR125 will damage our property values and quality of life. Also, we were not really told what was to be constructed along the green belt. As part of my original Purchase Agreement, I was give a Disclosure Agreement for Treviana at Lomas Verdes. That’s the official name of the document. This five page document, in part, discusses various uses of the land around my development: SR125, Brown Field, the private Catholic School and so forth.
I’d like to read the part of the Disclosure that discusses Public transportation:
Trolley Line: A future trolley line is proposed to be located on Palomar street. The median within East Palomar street contains a right-of-way for a proposed trolley line and station. Final design of the alignment has not been completed, but preliminary studies contain segments at street grade with elevated segments to clear roadway crossings. For more information, please contact Chula Vista transit.
Nothing about the green belt. Reading on…
Transit: The Metropolitan Transit Development Board (“MTDB“) may operate a Bus Rapid Tranit (“BTR“) line in which may be constructed by MTDB in the future within the East Palomar Street, with a transit station for the MTDB located most likely on East Palomar Street between View Park Way and Magalena. BTR is a new transportation technology, similar in appearance to a bus, that uses rubber-tired vehicles to operate a light rail/trolly level of service.
(A brief interruption – It says East Palomar STREET, the green belt is NOT a street. East Palomar ENDS and then there is the green belt.)
Now at the SANDAG meeting on April 2, 2010 acknowledgments of various mistakes were made. I think we all understand that this project involved a great deal of money and changes are a really big issue, but I would like to pose a question:
Given the acknowledged mistakes made in planning, disclosure, and construction can we sit down like adults and work out a compromise to everyone’s satisfaction or do you as the ultimate body simply tell us, “this is what’s going to happen, live with it.”
I thank you for your time.
I think he shows how disclosures were not always clear. There is real world distinction between East Palomar STREET, which ends and then a green grassy area between two communities. Is a grassy slopping tree filled area a street, no. Is the vegetation different in the grass belt then the rest of the East Palomar street right-of-way, yes. You might think this is nit picky but isn’t a home buyers disclosure important enough to be so? Is your home not worth having the city, the builders, developers, city planners, and sellers dotting their i’s and crossing their t’s? I don’t ascribe to an ideal set where people are not important. Money should be a second concern to humanity. I say should because it doesn’t always happen but we should work as individuals and communities to try.
On April 28th, 2010 I took a screen shot to show everyone what the City of Chula Vista has on their website in regards to our neighborhood development and a BTR. Surprise, it doesn’t say BTR but STILL as of today, after how many years describes public transit to be fulfilled by a trolly. I just checked and as of today it is still discribed as such. Please feel free to see it for yourself, and click on the pictures to see a larger image.