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By Eid Fakhouri, CPA, CGMA, Commuter and Family Advocate

December 13, 2019 (Santee) -- Look at these photos!  (Inverness Rd. and Carlton Oaks Dr. in Santee taken Dec. 12 at 7:40 a.m.).  Happens ALL the time. 

As you can see from the photos, traffic is backed up all the way down Carlton Oaks Drive almost to Wethersfield.

We cannot have more homes on this street, it is impossible for the roads to carry this traffic to the freeway.

We are still waiting for the remaining 150 units at Weston to be built and occupied, the 200-plus units at the old Omelette Factory site still need to be constructed, and then there's 50-plus homes at Marrokal Lane.

This area is 100% at capacity. 

The Mayor and other Council Members are considering a General Plan Amendment permitting the Carlton Oaks Golf Course to become a 289 Housing Development alon

g with a five-story hotel and a senior living facility.  This will result in hundreds of more cars on Carlton Oaks Dr, West Hills Parkway and Mast Blvd.

As seen below, Minto is thanking Golf Course Housing Developer for his support and for hosting Minto's Re-election campaign and fundraiser.

Commuters are FED UP with the Mayor and Council putting Profit Driven developers ahead of hard working parents who commute everyday and are away from their families for too long.

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As communities grow traffic increases. What else is new? My town has the same problem, roads were built many years ago and not designed to handle the increased number of cars.