Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Off-Leash Dogs and Parking Concerns

The Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) met on Tuesday, May 6. Topics discussed by our 5th District city councilmember's representative, Megan Ekard, included calls to the councilmember's office by residents to report off-leash dogs at Overlook Park. "No dogs off leash" signs will be posted.

There are also reports of cars parking in the bike lane along Scripps Ranch Boulevard near Overlook Park. This poses a safety concern for bike riders.

Reclaimed Water

Engineers from the city provided an update on the conversion to reclaimed water for the Landscape Maintenance Assessment District. The MRNPC committed substantial funds to this water conservation program and stressed the importance of its completion.

The change to recycled water is being accomplished in phases. Phase 1 and 2 should be completed soon. City engineers indicated they are waiting on state inspectors to do an inspection. For Phase 3, we anticipate a presentation at our August meeting on its cost and schedule.

Information Center Parking Lot

Vandalism at the Information Center has prompted the city to consider measures to mitigate the damage and continued cost of cleanup. The city, in conjunction with the MRNPC, have supported many community discussions regarding potential remedies, including closing the parking lot to overnight parking. Residents of the Cypress Canyon development attended the meeting to voice concerns over the potential closing of the lot and the limited parking in their development. No decision was made.

Erma Road Project

While the Erma Road project along Scripps Ranch Boulevard is in the Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) area, the project impacts MRNPC residents because of the automobiles that will be added to the morning and evening commutes. The developer has been very forthcoming in working with the community to provide traffic mitigation alternatives. In the coming months presentations by the developer will be made at both the SRPG and MRNPC meetings. If you are interested in this issue, please attend to voice your concerns.

Other Agenda Items

A presentation was made by the Community Forest Advisory Board, Vicki Estrada, and Craig Jones on the importance of the urban forest and the value of trees in our urban areas.

Representatives from the Vons shopping center on Scripps Poway Parkway met with our MAD Subcommittee members and provided color schemes for their upcoming painting project.

Also discussed was the Spring Canyon Road traffic study that is expected to commence soon.

Join Us!

If these topics interest you or if you would like to make a difference in your community, we invite you to attend the monthly meetings of our volunteer organization. We provide input to the city of San Diego on a wide variety of "quality of life" issues affecting Scripps Ranch.

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Information Center located on Cypress Canyon Road just south of Scripps Poway Parkway. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June 3, at 7 pm. If you would like more information, please contact me at 653-3753 or [[email protected]]. We hope you join us.

Bill Crooks, MRNPC Chair