In the News:
Hare Krishnas get OK to build four houses

reprinted from San Diego Union-Tribune
submitted by Bimal Krsna das
Posted February 18, 2003

The City Council has approved a development agreement with a Hare Krishna group that allows the group to build four houses adjacent to an elaborate temple and cultural center to be built on 23 acres off Rincon Avenue.

Councilwoman Marie Waldron was the only council member to vote against the agreement at Wednesday's council meeting. In previous votes involving the property, Waldron has cited her opposition to the Hare Krishna project when it was proposed two years ago.

At that time, nearby residents listed concerns including traffic, access and the "mass and scale" of the cultural center, in addition to environmental issues. The city's Design Review Board rejected the proposal, but both the Planning Commission and the City Council later approved it.

The four houses approved Wednesday were included on a tentative parcel map approved two years ago, according to city documents.