Like a Good Neighbor, Seal Beach Is There...


With friends like Seal Beach, who needs enemies?  Our family has lived in Rossmoor for 30+ years.  We have felt comfortable living among our Rossmoor neighbors sharing the political view that the least amount of government is best.  Residents of Rossmoor have never asked much from the County except to leave us alone.  Unfortunately, the City of Seal Beach is like that neighbor who throws loud parties, parks their cars in front of your house leaving beer bottles and candy wrappers on your lawn.  When confronting this obnoxious neighbor, their response is always “it’s my property and I can do whatever I want with my property. In addition, you don’t own the parking spot in front of your house, so I can park my trailer and boat there any time I want too." 

In the past year, the City of Seal Beach, in order to increase their sales tax revenue, has allowed retail establishments to be built across the street from the Rossmoor Community.  Rossmoor Residents have financially supported the retail establishments with our assets in assisting Seal Beach’s revenue.  Residents in Rossmoor have put up with parked cars in residential areas and trash such as soda and beer bottles from the residents who live in the condominiums in Seal Beach.  The Seal Beach condo owners prefer to park on the streets of Rossmoor as opposed to their own garages for easy departure. 

The traffic of commuters leaving for work, going to lunch and then returning to work on St. Cloud and Montecito has caused traffic jams, accidents and poses a danger to pedestrian school children.  Now the City of Seal Beach is proposing to add additional condominiums [affordable/low-income] into the Shops of Rossmoor adjacent to St. Cloud and Montecito.  Like that obnoxious neighbor, Seal Beach merely thumbs their nose at Rossmoor and says “it’s our property, we can do whatever we want.”  

Apparently, Seal Beach feels that the only available property they have to build on is at the Shops of Rossmoor.  You don’t hear the City of Seal Beach saying they want to build affordable housing in Old Town Seal Beach.  Although there is adequate property such as the vacant Boeing property, Seal Beach wants the affordable housing as far away from their city hall as possible.  

Rossmoor & Los Alamitos Residents we would like to hear from you as to what suggestion you may have to halting our bad neighbor’s actions. 

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Edgar January 07, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Once upon a time there was a young mother in Oklahoma, she called 911 and said there was some guy trying to get into her house , she was alone with her baby and had two guns in her hands, the 911 dispatcher was asked "Can I shoot the person when he breaks into my house ?" the dispatcher said I can't tell you what to do, but you do what is needed to protect you and the baby" well we know she did what she had to and the bad guy is in the morgue......not her.......this is justice , maybe the honest citizen who has no criminal record should be able to pack a gun for cases like this, the criminals all have guns to shoot the law abiding citizen don't they.... Now lets hear the all the minority anti gun freaks go ballistic on this comment. Again the minority has taken over this country, and we the majority sit in front of the steam roller coming down the hill and let it run over us…..get up and assert your rights no matter what, are our GI’s dying for in other countries….for the liberty we take for granted here , yet we just whine and cry like little babies….get a grip people…..
Henrietta Carter January 07, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Fortunately or unfortunately as the case may be, there is a certain trade off between complete anonymity when moving about in public and maintenance of public safety and security. We have to ask ourselves which curtails our freedom more, being in fear of felons pointing guns at us in a parking lot, or being uncomfortable with cameras pointing at us and storing our images somewhere? Neither is a pleasant prospect. The news reports that violent crime has been decreasing across the nation, but it's hard for us in Rossmoor and vicinity to appreciate those statistics when increasing commerce, population and traffic are bringing with it increasing crime.
CDC January 13, 2012 at 02:39 AM
You forgot that they also stole the Arbor Park and it's land. It is still inside Los Alamitos city borders. By the way, the city charges for anybody including people from Los Alamitos to use their own park!
CDC January 13, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Wake up dude! We are subjects of corporations in this country. In this case, AEW Capital Management LP.
tinytom January 13, 2012 at 03:33 AM
I would think a more fair deal would be for Seal Beach to pay for some public friendly space in the place of a Toys r Us considering they get all the tax money while Rossmoor/Los Alamitos get the more negative living conditions.


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