Don't like a City Council decision? Get out the Sharpies. Another signature drive has begun to get a Council ruling before the voters. This one concerns One Paseo, the Carmel Valley development that the Council recently approved by a 7-2 vote. (Not even close, but it doesn't matter ...)
You may remember the recent referendum drive that successfully reversed the Council approval of the Barrio Logan Community Plan. Another one put the Council's minimum wage hike on the 2016 ballot.
Maybe it's time the City Council took action on only non-controversial issues, such as promoting gum-free sidewalks, properly mulched garden beds and basketball nets for every city hoop.
In this most recent case, opponents of One Paseo think the project is too dense and will adversely impact the neighborhood.
The developer has a novel concept to battle the referendum effort. It's doing a signature drive, asking citizens to sign if they support the Chargers staying in town. Why? To keep signature gatherers — who are paid to collect them — from working on the other campaign. Sign the Chargers drive and it won't actually relate to any policy to keep the Chargers in town.
Just get used to see people with pens rushing up to you at Target.