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Romneys in Dream California Home

Original post made by Helen, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 12, 2013

Dreams come true, even for Mr. Footnote of 2012. The California Coastal Commission voted Friday to allow former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife to move forward with plans to raze their La Jolla beachfront home and replace it with an 11,000 square foot mansion.

The Romney's purchased the 3,000 sq. ft. home in 2008 for $12 million. The lot sits above a cove that is one of the choicest beaches in La Jolla.

The city of San Diego had approved the Romneys' plans for a two-story home, with a massive, 4,500 square foot basement for their cars, along with an elaborate elevator to lift the cars and their occupants to higher levels in the home.

A neighbor challenged the permit, claiming the expanded house and its ten percent smaller version built for Mormon missionaries would effectively block his view to the ocean.

But the California Coastal Commission, along with the City of San Diego, rejected the challenge. "When someone is as rich as the Romneys, they should be able to block anyone's view all they want to," said one commissioner. A city commission stated that "If neighbors don't like the palatial estate going up between them and their precious ocean, they can go somewhere else to live. Maybe Bulgaria would have them. But in America, this is the land of the free, and that means being able to do whatever one wants to with one's extraordinary wealth."


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Posted by Al
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm

What is the source of these astonishing quotes? If available, I bet they will go viral and contribute to the fall of the GOP.

You can see the house here. Click on the center photo for the most amazing high-res image.

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Posted by right
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2013 at 8:19 am

The quotes and this story are a fabrication of the looney (and bored) left. It must be slow news day, or the obamacare websites are down again (still).

But, if this story and the quotes were true, wouldn't it be ironic if this house was next to Algores mansion in SoCal and he was the complaining, whiney neighbor? LOL You've gotta laugh at leftist hypocrites......