Stuck-In-The-Ruff LLC has now appointed itself as the 'Defender of the Taxpayers' in Escondido.
SITR has placed another full-page ad in the Sunday Union-Tribune. This one shifts its focus from attacking ECCHO and it’s leaders, to urging the citizens of Escondido to call the Mayor. It claims that the City has been ‘Bailing Out Country Clubs,’ citing the Reidy Creek development as an example of wasted taxpayer dollars.
At the bottom of the ad, SITR suggests citizens can show support of this housing track by putting up green Christmas lights, a blatant attempt to usurp the ‘Green’ theme of the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization’s campaign to stop the Beverly Hills developer’s plans to wreck the community.
OK, first of all, green is the official colors of ECCHO , the group of homeowners who organized, and succeeded in getting the City Council to adopt the ‘Green Space’ Initiative to stop Michael Schlesinger from turning the golf course property into a massive, unwanted, and community busting housing tract. So his latest public relations strategy is to claim the green lights we are displaying as ‘support’ for The Lakes, his unbelievably stupid name for his proposed housing tract.
The PR team at Stuck In The Rough is delusional.
Schlesinger's advisors must be thinking, “ if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Get out in front of the parade and claim it was your idea all along!”
Secondly, the City Council faces reelection long before this legal mess gets resolved, so we can expect our leaders to stick to their guns and continue to support the popular law that is now on the books.
In the meantime. we need to contact our representatives, and remind them that this effort by SITR is ultimately an attempt at extortion and exploitation. Ask them to let these people know that the City will do whatever it takes to stop this destructive War on the Westside.