Land Use Survey Comments
family has been coming to Palomar since the late 1950s, as my grandfather
was a close friend of Newt and Doris Bailey. I have lived and worked on
the mountain in the past, and may well live there again. I would never do
anything to degrade the Palomar experience. The knee-jerk NIMBYism alarms me.
- An ecellent means of getting our true feelings out to the
response pertains to CRESTLINE/BIRCH HILL ONLY. If BirchHill can be accessed by other than CRESTLINE
Road then exclude it. Considering there
are 11 residential areas that constitute the Palomar Mountain Community
the ONLY FULL Time High Density Dwelling exists on CRESTLINE. Every
available piece of land on Crestline (with or without shack,shabin or leanto) has
been/is being aggressively marketed. Last Feb/2007 I observed with
interest a tract of MATURE MANZANITA Forest being eradicated in order to
prepare a building site with additional clearing for the prospective buyer
(a fullday week-long PROJECT
compliments of the then Fire Safe Counsel crew) in preparation
for the ominous Realtor Sale sign which at this writing bears the add-on
- any time some one parks on the side of the road within
the cleavand national park, like during the snow
season, the enforcment of a forestry pass should
be enforced. They are only five dollars and would not only help out the
park but cut down on the trash/impact on the mountain.
WOULD LIKE TO KEEP PALOMAR MOUNTAIN EXACTLY THE WAY IT IS NOW, EXCEPT FOR
LESS MOTOR CYCLES.
admire the professional quality of the work done by the PMPO and
appreciate the dedication and hard work done by the volunteers serving PMPO
would like to see at least one more resturant that
is open in the evening with a larger selection of food. A larger
store selling more food items and beef. More fun shops. Things
that would make living on the mountain easier ie
a gas station with two pumps that are operated with credit cards so
employees would not be needed but the option to purchase gas on the
believe the PMPO will make the right decisions and have the mountain's as well as the people's best interests at
heart. There are probably some property issues that should be
considered case by case and should be allowed to transend
existing or future general restrictions...however , there
are probably darn few. I believe Palomar's
highest, best use is as a soulful, tranquil, quiet and predominently natural
refuge from the pressures of the modern world. We don't need
more shops and stores...as Jeremiah said to Del Que: "I been to
a town!" And more words
of wisdom from Bear Claw Chris Lapp: "People come to the mountain plannin' ta get somethin their nature's
couldn't get 'em below. Comes to nothin...can't cheat the mountain pilgrim... the
mountain's got its own ways."
would like to see a REAL deli/restaurant
at S6 & S7. Has anyone approached the owners of mothers kitchen to change the menu or buy-out the
existing operator. The operation would not survive if there where
question #6, it did not give a option for keeping
things as they are. I took option #1 so I could go on with the
survey, but please count it as keeping the same as it is now.
to keep commercial activities limited to current areas, with support for
those activities not at the Summit (Lodge,
Observatory, etc.). Very much opposed to decreasing housing
density, since may allow development creep.
is wrong with Incorporation? Is there not the tax base? Would we
then be able to provide a School?
For, and By the People"
the Mountain Community small and quaint is important to us part-timers
though it would be nice if the full time residents had more choices where
they could shop or at least be able to buy food or fuel without driving
into Pauma or VC.
Mountain is such a unique
and special place that it deserves to be preserved and protected for
is and what it has been contributing to our lives. I have lived
here and enjoyed this mountain for over 50 years and in that time I
special places like Julian and Ramona and Valley
Center and so many others
succumb to the pressures of population and change. Please save Palomar
Mountain from such a fate,
it's the last place left. And I think the best way to do that is to
be very strict about zoning and growth. We have to be willing to
give up a little in order to gain the advantage and the privelege of
enjoying and living on Palomar. To say nothing of insuring that
clean water and air and forest resources are defended from
over-use. We can do it, and I am willing. For those not so
willing, there are always places like Julian or Ramona or Valley
Center that may suit them
better. Thank you for your consideration.
- I want
no changes - Keep it just the way it is
would like to see more businesses on the mountain to support the
residents, campers and visitors. A real general store, a restaurant option
beyond the single option available now.
format is too restrictive for my land ownership on Palomar
would like to see some allowance made for reasonable commercial
development to take place in the previously identified areas.
helicopter pad should be allowed commercial zoning for expanded visitor
services. The subregional plan should
include goals and guidelines for permitted uses in the recognized
residential clusters at Crestline/Birch Hill and Baileys; and for the Summit
would like to see a small "town center" style of development
with necessary services such as a simple grocery, gas station with basic
auto repair (plug tires, belts, hoses, etc.) and doctor or community
clinic. We own property and have considered building for "part
timer" status, but probably won't anytime in the near future because
the mountain doesn't offer these basic services, and thus lacks the cohesion of a typical small community.
lived in San Diego all my
life - and have seen the changes. Many are good...many are not. I
understand the need for growth but it has to have two hands - I have
not seen implementation of many things that should accompany growth
efficient, clean public transportation, alternative clean energy sources,
SERIOUS water conservation, adament protection
of our parks and open spaces...they are so beautiful, unique and increasingly
need to preserve what is left of our unique habitat.
area at the Store, across from the store should be commerical
due to the current traffic of people visiting during snow and summer days.
growth would be detrimental to the environment and the quality of life on
of Palomar as a natural resource is important to me because we have
no other place like it on the Planet. Many Plants and other species
only exist and have evolved because Palomar is one of the only mountain
that is close to the ocean. Water is a
precious resource. The small water companies can only produce so much at
their current set up. Due to climate change and the constant threat
of fire modest building density is essential to minimize property
loss. I am interested in finding a conservation group that property
owners of non build-able lots could sell the property to and conserve the
area. Thank You.
would not like to see Paklomar become a garish
tourist trap with MacDonald's and condos. But I would like the
county to stay out of our hair when it comes to our personal property.
believe that in the future water resources will be limitied even
more than it is now. This alone should restrict development
on Palomar is not acceptable for a variety of reasons including: 1.
Mountain roads are not designed for heavy traffic (especially in times of
disaster or snow). 2. Limited water supply. 3. More businesses
and homes mean increased lighting which will in essence eventually blind
the observatory. 4. Volunteer fire department would need to grow
extensively to cover increased number of calls due to increased
population. 5. The quality of remote living will be
lost and we'll start to look like any other place name on the map -- how
- I feel
a stronger effort to establish reliable internet and direct TV needs to
all residents desiring same should be made on a priority basis even if a
monetary donation is required from all those so interested. Also, I feel a
monetary grant should be pursued on a high level of priority to improve
road conditions throughout the mountain for the safety and comfort of all.
I feel that all homes or living structures erected on the mountain should
only be allowed if a proper building permit is submitted and approved that
meets all county and state zoning and sanitary rules and regulations for
our mountain community
think it is a shame that there is no real restaurant or store on the
bought our property on Palomar Mountain
because of the lack of development, our greatest
fear is more congestion and traffic.
FCI is an unfair taking of private property without compensation. We
would like to see it expire.
would hope to maintain the quality of life that the mountain provides
now without adding too many additional structures or more
population. Keep the mountain remote, wild, unique, and manageable.