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Otay Mesa Grounds Preparation - The Realtor Denied Knowing Who Will Build Here

 

AVISO – AQUAS! Warning – Watch Out!

STOP PRIVATIZED CORPORATE PRISONS IN SAN DIEGO NOW!

 

 

Amigos Y Amigas of Gentes Del Sur: Friends of Immigrants:

 

I am writing to you to alert you that the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is attempting to build a corporate prison in Otay Mesa. It is a “Border Patrol” prison being built on 40 acres near Donovan Prison to lockup undocumented campesinos (poor people) that la migra (the border patrol) calls “illegal aliens”. A local writer called CCA and they denied building a prison. He then contacted the county re building permits and found that CCA has submitted building permits for a prison, changed some items, and is waiting for approval for the changes as I write this to you.

 

Please remember that private prisons were outlawed in the United States by 1900 because of flagrant human rights abuses including abusive and criminal lodging, health care, food, and slavery work conditions. CCA has had over $100 million in lawsuits against it including wrongful death, failure to provide adequate medical care to prisoners, failure to control violence, substandard conditions which resulted in prisoner protests and revolts, & criminal activity with CCA employees including selling drugs to inmates. A corporate prison has a mission of staying at 90 % occupancy to cover costs and increase profits. This defeats any goal of rehabilitation (especially when it's United States foreign policy (NAFTA) which marginalizes our hermanos y hermanas and drives them here to survive that needs rehab) We do not want this corporation in charge of the dog pound much less incarcerating starving, thirsty human beings.

 

As a poet I know my art is transformational. Let's be artivists (artists & activists a la Mario Torrero) and transform this prison into a hospital, school, or university for people on both sides of the border. Let's create a passport free zone like they have done successfully in Europe and defeat efforts to militarize our border further with martial consequences for people who need humanitarian kindness and aide.

 

Google your zip code and Congressional Representative and make calls, write letters, or send e-mails today. Ask your representatives to stop the building of this prison. Tell them we don't want CCA in San Diego. CCA has a smaller unit right now that also needs to be stopped. Tell them we want a hospital, school, or university on that land. Tell them not to give President Obama $30 billion for more war when we need money for projects that further peace and help education and health.

 

Contact Bob Filner at (619) 422-5963, Christine Kehoe at (619) 645-3133, Barbara Boxer at (619 239-3884, and Barack Obama at (202) 456-1414 (White House switchboard) and tell them we don't want CCA in San Diego. Call Barack Obama at (202 456-1414 and tell him we don't want Alan Bersin as the border czar because 5,000 people have died as the result of Operaton Gatekeeper and we don't like death policies of our government. You can do it. Be a voice for the voiceless. Fight back. Transform the system. Transform this prison into something that will help people all both sides of the border. Help defeat a militarized border and strengthen our border by furthering friendship with Mexico a la Dan Watman.

 

To get more information google “Problems with Corrections Corporation of America or contact me at (760) 802-2449. Our grassroots unity (Umoja) can transform this injustice most likely authored by the office of the border czar. Let's make what's up-side-down, right-side-up. I'll be sending a poem soon.

 

Jim Moreno, San Diego, CA 12/9/09

Call to change prison to school/hospital/college
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Looking east on the 40 acres near Alta Rd.

 

Haku Hermanos Y Hermanas:

 

Just in case you were wondering about the breadth of this problem I've located two building permits.  One is Correction Corporation of America's (CCA) environmental impact application from 2006 and the other is from Feb. of this year which outlines CCA's plans to lock up near 3,000 human beings.  This has been going on for three years with not a word from government.  One construction worker told me the site will be a “CCA Border Patrol prison to lock up illegal aliens.” Another surveyor said it was going to be a “CCA prison.”

 

I drove out to Alta Road off the Otay Mesa Rd, off the 905 yesterday and looked for any signs that I might have missed saying CCA construction.  Nada.  There was a sign that had been knocked down.  It said For Lease or Sale, Broker Participation Welcome.  (858) 362-8700.  I called the number and the woman said she didn't know who was building there.  Hmm...What's up with all the secrecy, the indirection.  I think we all know what the shadow theme is about.

 

Remember private corporations need 90% occupancy to cover costs and insure a profit.  That implies our immigrant brothers and sisters will not simply be deported as now. The demand for profit (greed) will dictate long incarceration to insure a corporate profit.  Perhaps that's why know one is fessing up to what is being built there. 

 

Please, let's work together to stop this hideous, egregious, racist project.  Find the draconian plans under Scope of Work in the second permit below. 

 

Now is the time for us to push for a multicultural coalition to fight this.  No matter what your culture the machine is finding ways to crush our freedoms and make a profit while they do it.  Se se puede!  Scroll down.

 Leah Kikich Wun,

Jim

 

P.S.  I smell a bad smell, a Bersin smell behind this.  Will you call (202) 456-1414 and (202) 456-1111 and let Barack Obama know we don't want Bersin as the so-called border czar.  Why is not the person in charge of the border a Latino(a)?

 

Let Barack Obama know we want this construction to be a hospital, a school, or a university. Or do we want a school that feeds a university and has a nice hospital for people on both sides of the border.  Is our cry Ambos?

 

Remember Europe has been successfully experimenting with passport free, military free border trade zones that U.S. media refuses to cover.  Why not start one in our own back yard.  Sorry for the long P.S. but I'm on fire right now after finding the permits.

 

 

 

Permit Summary

 

 

Permit:

3910 9319006X

 

 

Description:

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (AEIS) 

Project:


SAN DIEGO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Status:

OPEN 

Entered:

21-Jul-2006 

Issued:

21-Jul-2006 

Completed:

 

Decision:

 

Expiration:

 

Next Renewal:

21-Jul-2006 

Location Desc.:

 

 

 

 

Permit Manager

Permit Name:

SAN DIEGO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY 

Lead Person:

DROSENPL - ROSENBERG,DANIELLA 

Default Inspector:

  

Status:

OPEN-DONE 

Issued Date:

21-Jul-2006 

Expiration Date:

 

Desc. Status:

OPEN 

Renew Eff. Date:

 

CEQA Status:

 

Difficulty:

  

Renewable:

  

 

 

 

Parcel Information

Address

APN

 

  NO ADDRESS  

648-040-11-00  

  GIS Parcel

 

 

 

Scope of Work

Application for Environmental Initial Study (AEIS) - Large Linked cases:SPA 06-005 ER 93-19-006X, P06-074,SP 93-004 Description: Correctional Facility Specific Plan Area: East Otay Mesa

DPW Manager: DPLU Manager: HAMILTON, MEGAN trans ROSENBERG, DANIELLA 12/10/07 DPW Trust: KRONOS ACCOUNT:

 

 

 

 

 

Applicant Information

 

 

Company:

 

 

 

Applicant:

CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA 

 

 

Representative:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

Address:

10 BURTON HILLS BLVD 

 

 

 

 

City / State / ZIP:

NASHVILLE, CA, 37215 

 

 

Work Phone:

 

Extension:

 

 

 

Home Phone:

 

FAX:

 

 

 

E-Mail:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

Company:

 

 

 

Name:

KIMLEY-HORN 

 

 

Representative:

MATTHEW BARLOW 

 

 

Title:

CONTACT 

 

 

Address:

701 PALOMAR AIRPORT RD STE 100 

 

 

 

 

City / State / ZIP:

CARLSBAD, CA, 92011 

 

 

Work Phone:

760-602-7803 

Extension:

 

 

 

Home Phone:

 

FAX:

 

 

 

E-Mail:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permit Owner

Name:

CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA 

Address:

10 BURTON HILLS BLVD  

City / State / ZIP:

NASHVILLE,  CA   37215 

Country:

 

Phone:

 

FAX:

 

E-Mail:

 

 

 

 

Professionals / Contractors

KIMLEY-HORN as ENGINEER

FOURTH AVENUE SUITE 301

Phone: 619-2349411

SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

RCE - REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEER

License: 62906 Expires: 30-Jun-2008

 

 


 

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Permit Summary

 

 

Permit:

3910 9319006II

 

 

Description:

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW (AEIS) 

Project:


SAN DIEGO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Status:

OPEN 

Entered:

15-Feb-2009 

Issued:

15-Feb-2009 

Completed:

 

Decision:

 

Expiration:

 

Next Renewal:

15-Feb-2009 

Location Desc.:

 

 

 

 

Permit Manager

Permit Name:

SAN DIEGO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY 

Lead Person:

DROSENPL - ROSENBERG,DANIELLA 

Default Inspector:

  

Status:

OPEN-DONE 

Issued Date:

15-Feb-2009 

Expiration Date:

 

Desc. Status:

OPEN 

Renew Eff. Date:

 

CEQA Status:

 

Difficulty:

  

Renewable:

  

 

 

 

Parcel Information

Address

APN

 

  NO ADDRESS  

648-040-11-00  

  GIS Parcel

 

 

 

Scope of Work

Application for Environmental Initial Study (AEIS) - Previous CEQA Action Major Use Permit: Standard Linked cases: P06-074, Description: Correctional Facility Specific Plan Area: East Otay Mesa

DPW Manager: BARRY BEECH, RESOURCE, KENT JOHNSON (11-2-07 transfer to John Thomas, Jerry Moriarty, resource) DPLU Manager: HAMILTON, MEGAN trans to ROSENBERG, DANIELLA 12/10/07 DPW Trust: KRONOS 06-0065889 KRONOS ACCOUNT:

This is an application for a Specific Plan Amendment (SPA 06-005) and Major Use Permit (MUP06-074). The major use permit proposes a secure detention facility to be constructed in two phases on a 32-acre portion of an approximately 40-acre site. Phase I includes a 1,440 bed detention facility, estimated at 295,000 ft2 on one level plus a mezzanine, as well as associated administrative, housing, parking (three-level above ground parking structure, 561 spaces) and program space and ancillary support services such as food service, medical, maintenance, laundry and chaplaincy. Phase II would increase capacity by 1,400 beds (to a total of 2,880) and add approximately 200,000 ft2 of housing space. The facility will operate 24 hours a day with three staffing shifts per day, seven days a week with a total of 375 staff persons at build-out. Access is via Alta Road.

The specific plan amendment is requested to: " Change the current split land use designation of high technical/industrial to an industrial only designation " Change the County classification of Alta Road from a 4-lane Industrial/Commercial Collector to a 3-lane Industrial/Commercial Collector " Allow a chain link fence for corrections facilities.

The project site is located at the northwest quadrant of Lonestar Road and Alta Road in the Community of Otay Mesa, an unincorporated area of San Diego County, within the East Otay Mesa Business Park Specific Plan Subarea 1 (SPA05-005). The site is subject to the General Plan Regional Category Current Urban Development Area, Land Use Designation (21) Specific Plan Area. Zoning for the site is S88 Specific Plan.

Linked cases: Permit Difficulty: Specific Plan Area: Description:

DPW Manager: DPLU Manager: DPW Trust: KRONOS ACCOUNT:

 

 

 

 

 

Applicant Information

 

 

Company:

 

 

 

Applicant:

CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA 

 

 

Representative:

 

 

 

Title:

 

 

 

Address:

10 BURTON HILLS BLVD 

 

 

 

 

City / State / ZIP:

NASHVILLE, TN, 37215 

 

 

Work Phone:

 

Extension:

 

 

 

Home Phone:

 

FAX:

 

 

 

E-Mail:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

 

 

Company:

 

 

 

Name:

KIMLEY-HORN 

 

 

Representative:

MATTHEW BARLOW 

 

 

Title:

CONTACT 

 

 

Address:

701 PALOMAR AIRPORT RD STE 100 

 

 

 

 

City / State / ZIP:

CARLSBAD, CA, 92011 

 

 

Work Phone:

760-602-7803 

Extension:

 

 

 

Home Phone:

 

FAX:

 

 

 

E-Mail:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permit Owner

Name:

CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA 

Address:

10 BURTON HILLS BLVD  

City / State / ZIP:

NASHVILLE,  CA   37215 

Country:

 

Phone:

 

FAX:

 

E-Mail:

 

 

 

 

Professionals / Contractors

KIMLEY-HORN as ENGINEER

FOURTH AVENUE SUITE 301

Phone: 619-2349411

SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

RCE - REGISTERED CIVIL ENGINEER

License: 62906 Expires: 30-Jun-2008

 

 


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Mural Art of Crol & Irene Castruita

 

It is hard to remain human on a day

when birds perch weeping

 

Lucile Clifton, the times, Blessing the Boats

 

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

 

Emma Lazarus

 

el zar del frontera es un canibal

 

he calls the carrion to cover the dead with brazen contempt,

5,000 dead from this author of operation gatekiller:

the killer at the gate turns his back on suffering and death

the killer at the gate calls the carnage rethinking, reinventing POLICY

killer at the gate, aka arrogant fascist fostering ethnic murder

inventing desert death obstacle course

lining his pockets with a shrug, with blood, with booty.

hiding in the bathroom, leaving the assembly

before everyone has spoken, not listening, not caring coward of time

el zar del frontera es un canibal del gentes

 

a rhodes scholar when he was young, el zar had

criteria* to qualify including a call for sympathy

and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness,

and fellowship,

a rhodes scholar embodies a moral force of character instincts

to lead and to take an interest in one's fellow human beings,

el zar, el matador al puerta needs to refund the money for his scholarship

the bones of 5,000 dead rot in the desert because

of el zar's immoral force of character and his instincts

to kill the weak with fascist policies of death.

El zar del frontera es un canibal de familias.

 

Vulgar polarities of life and death drip from czar lips

unborn babies die as exhausted mommas falter steps

sidewinders hiss and slither between bodies of betrayal

the snake in the grass creates 5,000 gates of death

two legged coyotes ambush the poor and the dispossessed

vultures rip eyes from campesino desert deaths

borrego ants pick frustration bones clean

judas scholar of rhodes basks in impunity

el zar del frontera es un canibal de infantes no nacido aun.

 

woodrow, making the world safe for democracy

does not include war nor exploiting the poor

what about love thy neighbor as thyself,

what about embracing the homeless huddled masses

what about friendship with mexico to secure our borders

triple friendships not triple fences, mexiCAN not mexican't.

el zar del frontera es un canibal de papas y mamas

 

and what about pedro, standing here on tj corner

worn, soiled red flannel shirt, tired angry eyes,

tired life torn by la migra racist rules

profiled for profit and the color of his skin

punished for standing at the bottom of the vertical world

created by the cannibal czar of the capitol millionaires club

so far from the poverty of this sweat shop border town,

pedro can't see his family: wife and two daughters

can't go home to l.a. , can't reenter the states for 20 years

because he said the wrong things to the border patrol,

while the czar misspeaks rething-king daily

from the dizzy heights of heteronomy

gets to stay and thrive at the top of the vertical.

 

I give pedro some change grabbed from pockets of deep lamentation

I tell him I'm a poet and ask for permission to write about

him. He is my brother and I go about my art with respect

to sounds of the czar licking his lackey lips

the czar is not too far away if we stop and listen

we can hear him chewing the flesh of children

ripping bones from sockets; he is a master spinner of deception

el zar del frontera es un canibal de mujeres y ninos.

 

now he lurks in the shadows sneaking a corporate prison

in the otay mesa valley here in san diego

right under our nose a corporate prison

with a corporate goal of caging 3000 immigrants

anyone without proper papers,

african, south american, asian, indigenous, mexican

anyone ver are your papers?

3,000 human beings exploited for profit

killer at the gate now killer for profitgate

and all the pedros will never go home for more than 20 years

all the mohammeds, all the people of color, all the men of color,

all the women of color, all the children of color..

 

as the great grandson of displaced immigrants

I say no to corporate prisons, I say no to cages for profit

as a nation of mostly immigrants we say no to prisons for profit

we say no to criminalizing poverty, criminalizing immigration,

neocon public housing caused by neocon foreign policy

akkka enslave them in their own country and screw them when they get here

 

the stars and stripes fly over alta road in otay mesa

—upside down

an international distress symbol

the cannibal border czar does not like the distress flag

—upside down

it means we are paying attention to a new form of willie lynched,

it means we know he is the killer at the gate

it means he knows we will defeat him, defeat this prison,

stop the killing of human spirit,

stop the taking of human life

we will defeat the prison by our letters of outrage

by our e-mails of sunlight,

by our phone calls trumpeting Malcolm

trumpeting Martin, trumpeting Cesar,

our multicultural march against corporate prisons,

our stance against prisons for profit,

we'll google our zip codes with city and congressional representatives

we'll warn aviso in our letters that the czar is eating immigrants

we'll warn in the dream of black angels,

in the songs of brown angels,

in the ancestor stories of red angels,

swim in the freedom rivers of yellow angels,

in the dance of rainbow colored angels,

we'll warn in our letters for change,

letters for transformation

fire to water,

white to red, black, and green,

hate to love,

oppression to equality

enmity to friendship

tears to smiles

absence to presence

prisons to schools, hospitals, universities,

we unshroud the alphabet of freedom

we warn if you change 3 letters

berserk spells bersin

leaving us, all of us, everyone of us,

upside down.

 

Jim Moreno Winter Solstice 2009

 

* Mr. Rhodes’ will contains four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are to be selected: 1. literary and scholastic attainments; 2, energy to use one’s talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports; 3, truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship; 4, moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one’s fellow beings.

 

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Friendship to secure our borders - Build a hospital/school for people on both sides of the border

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