Prop. 99 passage could affect future ...

Prop. 99 passage could affect future of Baldwin Park development

There are 12 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Jun 4, 2008, titled Prop. 99 passage could affect future of Baldwin Park development. In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

Californians easily passed an eminent domain ballot measure Tuesday that will protect some residential properties from being seized by the government.

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Passing thru

United States

#1 Jun 5, 2008
I am absolutely for the redevelopment of BP however I think city officials need to go back to the drawing board. My heart goes out to the homeowners and renters that will be losing their property. If BISNO has sooo much money that they or the city are willing to buy them out at market price, why not offer the homeowner’s a silent second. Give them the funds to fix up their properties. Have some sort of stipulation that they would have to repay the loan after so many years or if they sell their property. If any of the council member's property was at stake, the situation would be TOTALLY DIFFERENT! Marlen Garcia, your parent's went thru the same situation with Walmart. I'm sure it was heartbreaking for them. Have some compassion to the faithful citizens of BP who voted you in.

The old Albertson’s shopping center is a perfect location for a new market and perhaps some restaurants. Fresh n’ Easy will not fly in BP but Trader Joe’s just might. I’m sorry but some of these Mom & Pop shops are an eye sore. A bridal shop that sells other misc items (perfumes and toiletries) that are not related to the business is not a good image for the city. A theatre, in my eyes, will only attract the wrong crowd. We have beautiful theatres nearby; West Covina, Covina, El Monte, and Monrovia. We don’t need another theatre.

At last night’s council mtg a developer presented his plans for an Urban Development that will begin on 6/18th. Great idea but those 3-story complexes will not sell. There are identical complexes on San Bernardino Rd in WCovina and in Monrovia which have been there for a while and have not sold. What ever happened to “affordable” housing; 3-4 bedrooms, 1 ¾ bath, dining room, living room, kitchen, front and back yards? Those were the good ol’ days!
BP Resident

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jun 5, 2008
Mayor Lozano and Bisno AND Councilman Bejarano are in BED! Oh yeah and Councilwoman Garcia also has been "helped" out by Bisno. Elected officials on the TAKE by Develepers...hmmm
jammer

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jun 5, 2008
You can bet that the comrades on the supreme committee will use every underhanded trick, along with bribery, when all else fails, to circumvent the voters choice. The recent decision by the robed tyrants regarding HOMO weddings is a clear example, that the ballot box is a complete waste of time for the voters. We have the best form of government that money can buy.
That Girl

Montebello, CA

#4 Jun 12, 2008
Personally I am tired of spending my money in West Covina and Pasadena. Why can't I, as a home owner shop and play in B.P.?

People won't shop at Fresh and Easy? I ride out to West Covina weekly to shop there. Sick of the tortillas and tamales....the pan dulce. B.P. has a serious weight problem and my family and myself will not partake with the majority.

Metrolink is 3 short stops from Downtown, people will buy trust.

Downtown L.A. was desolate and scary 10 years ago, run by homeless and druggies. Lofts are selling like hotcakes, why...because if you build it they will come.

Sure we have a gang issue, an immigration issue in B.P. but do we embrace that and keep the little mom and pop shops? The calibar of people are more educated now. I believe in this project and I am NOT on the council.
forreal

Everett, WA

#5 Jun 13, 2008
That Girl wrote:
Personally I am tired of spending my money in West Covina and Pasadena. Why can't I, as a home owner shop and play in B.P.?
People won't shop at Fresh and Easy? I ride out to West Covina weekly to shop there. Sick of the tortillas and tamales....the pan dulce. B.P. has a serious weight problem and my family and myself will not partake with the majority.
Metrolink is 3 short stops from Downtown, people will buy trust.
Downtown L.A. was desolate and scary 10 years ago, run by homeless and druggies. Lofts are selling like hotcakes, why...because if you build it they will come.
Sure we have a gang issue, an immigration issue in B.P. but do we embrace that and keep the little mom and pop shops? The calibar of people are more educated now. I believe in this project and I am NOT on the council.
Ditto on all accounts

“Simple”

Since: Jun 08

Kansas City, MO

#6 Jun 18, 2008
I'm new to BP area and it's nice to have the mall, the shops on crenshaw, the grocery store, pharmacy, good will, banks, I just went to the movies recently at the magic johnson theatre. This place has a promising future, developers can do much more, all those abandon storefronts and wide open spaces can be an expansion of great things to come.

Gentrification is a threat to the community but if you use your money right and your vote this place could prosper.
HUH

West Covina, CA

#7 Jun 18, 2008
dagreen wrote:
I'm new to BP area and it's nice to have the mall, the shops on crenshaw, the grocery store, pharmacy, good will, banks, I just went to the movies recently at the magic johnson theatre. This place has a promising future, developers can do much more, all those abandon storefronts and wide open spaces can be an expansion of great things to come.
Gentrification is a threat to the community but if you use your money right and your vote this place could prosper.
This input would be helpful if this topic was about Baldwin Hills.

“Simple”

Since: Jun 08

Kansas City, MO

#8 Jun 19, 2008
Oops I was truly off, my bad, these are different sub cities, I need to get more familiar with LA.

Thanks HUH!
Just me

Granada Hills, CA

#9 Jun 21, 2008
Why won't BP residents shop at Fresh & Easy?
I am a resident of BP and I drive doen to the West Covina Freah and Easy! I am excited that I don't have to invest that portion of my money in West Covina, but when it comes to shopping and restaurants I will because there are NO good restaurants here is BP!

Thank goodness for the redevelopment project!!!!
Redevelopment Scam

West Covina, CA

#10 Jan 23, 2012
Wow. What happened to all you idiots?
wise man

Baldwin Park, CA

#11 Jan 23, 2012
Redevelopment Scam wrote:
Wow. What happened to all you idiots?
They all moved to Delford street in duarte
Thats it

West Covina, CA

#12 Jan 24, 2012
They stayed right where they were.
Baldwin Park wasted millions on a stupid plan that never happened.
wise man wrote:
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They all moved to Delford street in duarte

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