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.