Morongo Basin- I received noticing for the B.R.A.C.E. meeting to be held this Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the County Conference Center from the committee Chair, Dave Peach, San Bernardino Big MAC member representing Joshua Tree.
The B.R.A.C.E. acronym stands for Basic Regional And Community Enhancements.
There were copies of the BRACE document set out at the last Big MAC, Municipal Advisory Committee, meeting consisting of three pages listing nine wordy goals. During public comments, I read part of the Mission Statement…to “formulate a reasonably, short, simple and effective guideline” and then said, “but the document went downhill from there.”
The document is filled with double speak so I requested either a pdf or Word file to attach to this post for the readers to try to decipher this peachy gem. Here is my request to Mr. Peach:
“I am officially requesting an electronic copy of the recent BRACE document, in the current “Draft” form so that I may attach it to posting the notice of the next meeting.
It is possible the posting of the electronic copy of your BRACE document will allow readers and future attendees an opportunity to examine the document to be prepared to contribute at the next meeting. Thank you for your attention to this request.”
Here is his reply to my request for the pdf or Word Doc:
This email appears counter to one of your recent false allegations. Inasmuch as the acronym and subject were explained during both of the last two MAC meetings, you’re either not paying adequate attention, suffering memory failure, or remaining dishonest. Also contrary to your disagreements with most everyone who adequately considered the list, which includes dozens of people who are obviously better informed, none of your other false assertions stand up to available evidence.
As was accompanied with each of the announcements, the list remains subject to adjustment and refinement. Hence, warning the MAC to avoid recommending the list before we’ve finished making adjustments and submit it for their deliberation, if ever, was avoidably redundant and consistently ridiculous.
The BRACE Committee will resume work on the list of ‘general recommendations’ during this Wednesday evening, March 19 at 6:30 PM in the county conference room adjacent to Donna’s former office. Leaving officials and planners the discretion of specific application will remain intentional and probably uniquely prudent.
The public, including yourself, are welcome to attend and to become adequately informed regarding what is actually involved, including public vice personal interests, and as to what other counties have determined to be legal plus politically and socially responsible, the latter of which might also bring about an otherwise obvious revelation.
However, if your primary motivation remains personal vindictiveness, that personal shortcoming can also again assure proper response.
Well, there you have it folks. Either Peach is too embarrassed to send the file to post or perhaps my simple request did not have enough words to make it “wordy enough for consideration.”
Mission Statement: “The primary purpose of the BRACE strategy is to formulate a reasonably short, simple and effective general guideline concerning issues regarded as “crucial” to county, regional and/or community improvement. The proposed list is especially intended for official and public reference during revision of the county general plan. The general guideline affords full due discretion pertaining to specific applications, as impracticable, prudent and feasible. Specific recommendations can otherwise become submitted to county planners via other documents and other channels of communication.”
*Initial recommendations, subject to adjustment, expansion and refinement are as follows:
1. Promote social, economic and environmental adequacy, harmony and sustainability. (considering each aspect as equally imperative to improvement allows the best conceivable balance that thereby precludes inordinate inadequacies)
So again I ask, what happened to the “short and simple?’ Like I said in my public comment, “It goes downhill after that.”
No wonder Peach did not send the pdf file. Here is the invitation to attend his meeting this Wednesday at 6:30pm, in case you missed it:
“The public, including yourself, are welcome to attend and to become adequately informed regarding what is actually involved, including public vice personal interests, and as to what other counties have determined to be legal plus politically and socially responsible, the latter of which might also bring about an otherwise obvious revelation.”
One last peachy gem for you. Here is Dave Peach’s comment regarding item # 7 on page two:
“Discouraged or obstructed” are both common and necessary governmental obligations. Legal precedents regarding rezoning for the purpose of economic expansion and environmental preservation are well established, including within Placer County such as provided a primary and prime example of why and how to accomplish both. Falsely assuming that existing zoning is eternal stands as examples of political and commercial folly and sometimes subsequent loss of those respective investments.
Attempting to contend that any community or region should be sacrificed in the interest of personal, commercial or political profit can be settled at the polls and by other means of determining public opinion, such as are likely to soon again revolve and devolve into further personalized assaults.