Report: #230704

Complaint Review: City Of Monterey Planning Department

  • Submitted: Mon, January 15, 2007
  • Updated: Wed, January 28, 2009
  • Reported By: Monterey California
  • City Of Monterey Planning Department

    Monterey, California

City Of Monterey Planning Department City of Monterey Planning Department is corrupt and inconsistant in allpying its rules and regulations Ripoff Monterey California

*Consumer Comment: Sigrid lies and only wants to put them out of business

*Consumer Comment: Not the right forum - mean spirited complaint

*Consumer Comment: Crazy Neighbor

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Our business is located next to the Ryan Ranch Daycare Center in an industrial business park. Historically, the daycare center depended on the parking spaces located at 4 Justin Court. When we moved our business to Justin Court, half of the 14 front parking spaces were used on a daily basis by the daycare center's employees. The daycare center's clients used the remaining parking spaces freely and frequently.

We asked Donna Thomas, the Daycare Center's Director, numerous times that neither her clients nor her employees use our parking spaces. We posted numerous signs and we still have to defend our private property on a daily basis.

I am asking the City of Monterey Planning Department to reevaluate Use Permit 93-35 for the Ryan Ranch Daycare Center in regards to parking. The daycare center has a use permit for 116 children and 25 employees requiring only 19 parking spaces. Rick Marvin, the corrupt Senior Planner with the City of Monterey Planning Department believes that the 19 parking spaces are sufficient. A restaurant serving 116 customers would require 29 parking spaces plus 25 parking spaces for its 25 employees. Presently, numerous childcare center clients ignore the no parking signs and delay deliveries and pickups. The City of Monterey should treat the daycare center like any other business in the Ryan Ranch Business Park. The daycare center should be required to provide enough on-site parking for its clients and to stop relying on neighboring businesses for parking and access. The City of Monterey is allowing the Ryan Ranch Daycare Center to operate as a parasite and nuisance business.

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#1 Consumer Comment

Sigrid lies and only wants to put them out of business

AUTHOR: Montereylife - (U.S.A.)

My children have gone to the Ryan Ranch Childrens Center for the past two years. I have been to Ryan Ranch Childrens Center just about every business day during that time. I have seen all of the empty parking spots across the parking lot from the preschool, all of which have 'no Ryan Ranch Childrens Center parking' signs on them. I have NEVER seen a parent or employee of Ryan Ranch use any of those parking spots. Also, I have ALWAYS been able to find a parking spot at Ryan Ranch Children's Center when dropping off my kids or picking them up, except when there is a holiday concert or parade, and then parking overflows to the NICE neighbor across the street and also up the street. For each of these holiday events, Ryan Ranch Childrens Center employees are out in the parking lot ensuring that nobody uses any of the adjoining neighbor's parking spots (which again, I should reiterate are almost always empty, and certainly never more than 15% occupied). Sigrid is just trying anything and everything to run the preschool out of business or extort money from them. It will never happen because this is a phenomenal preschool with very significant community support, and it always has a waiting list, so really, these malicious comments from Sigrid (not just here, but also elsewhere on the Internet) just boil down to a bunch of serious harrassment.
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#2 Consumer Comment

Not the right forum - mean spirited complaint

AUTHOR: Stephen - (United States of America)

I too am a customer of Ryan Ranch Preschool. That the Preschool's name is used by this next door neighbor is unfortunate; this Rip Off site is a great place to warn others about Rip Off practices, not complain about the City ordinance in regard to parking spaces. Of course this neighbor has a right to complain to the business directly or the City with a legit complaint but Ryan Ranch Children's Center in no way is deserving of a RipOff Report. k**e the other posters, I've always seen plenty of available parking spots at the neighboring business,  even when I've been a satisfied client at that neighbor business for blood testing. All the parents are respectful of the parking signs. The school is a wonderful place for children & is, in my opinion, a gold-standard preschool that is run with care, safety AND respect. To call this business a "parasite' is mean-spirited & inaccurate.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Crazy Neighbor

AUTHOR: Lance N. Pham - (U.S.A.)

I have entrusted my two daughters at Ryan Ranch Children Center over the last 7 years. I have nothing other the praise for the director/owner of Ryan Ranch. The owner of Ryan Ranch had create on of the most cherish and nourishing environment any parents could dream of for their children.

Ever since the current tenant of the adjacent building moved in, all we here from the director of Ryan Ranch is not to use the any parking stalls that are not belong to the Ryan Ranch. She asked us to respect the right of the other tenant. Four times year, the children center have science night, halloween parade, Xmas parade and graduation. During these events many parents come to see their kids. At all time, the children center asked parents to park their cars else where instead of in the neighbor's parking stall. All parents complied with the director's wish and have to walk 100 to 200 yards rather then parking in the tenant's parking stall which is 50 feet away. I have dropped and picked up my daughters almost everyday at the children center. Of the four of five years since the neighbor moved in to the next building, I have not seen any parents parked in any of the ten (mostly empty) parking stall that belong to the crazy neighbor. Even on rainy days and when the childen center's parking stalls were all occupied, parent parked on the street and walked their children to the center, which is far way, rather then park in the neighbors' parking stall.

I think the director of Ryan Ranch Children Center had done all humanly possible to comply with the crazy neighbor's antic. I just think the neighbor is a selfish and unreasonable person who does not like to share with others. I am glad we live in a modern world where there are options and have people who are like the director of the children center who care for our children. If we live in a fuedal time, this neighbor would be a dictator who would squeeze and oppress all of us.
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