Planning

 

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Leadership Change

Greetings, Scripps Ranch residents. The Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) held its annual elections in March, and in April the resident members elected their chair, vice chair, and secretary. I was elected chair, and I'm happy to announce that Tracy Reed was elected vice chair and Jan Kane was elected secretary.

I would like to thank David Berry, the outgoing chair for all the great work he has done during the years. I am grateful for his commitment to the community as he continues to serve on the MRNPC and provide his insight and leadership.

I also would like to thank Tracy and Jan who are returning as vice chair and secretary for another year. The hard work and dedication they bring to the commit-

tee is invaluable. I would like to thank all the resident members for their past and future efforts on behalf of making Scripps Ranch the great community it is. I look forward to keeping the community informed about MRNPC issues.

Please join us at our meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Information Center.

Bill Crooks, MRNPC Chair

 

Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

"DART" Service in Peril

Since September the SRPG and its Transportation Subcommittee, along with the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) and the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC), have been trying to preserve the only effective means of mass transit still serving Scripps Ranch. Now we need your help! We would like you to:

  • Ride the "Direct Access to Regional Transit" (DART) to increase ridership; and,
  • Participate in the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) public hearing on Thursday, May 22, where termination of the DART is on the agenda.

The MTS Board plans to terminate DART service in June. A unique "curb-to-curb," by reservation only service, DART has served our community for 23 years, transporting people to and from Mira Mesa mass transit transfer points, their places of work, and their homes.

 

See [www.sdcommute.com] for detailed information about the service, including hours of operation, then call 877-841-DART for reservations.

DART consists of vans with seating for up to 23 riders. The vans are adapted for the specialized needs of disabled Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo residents not served by conventional buses. The loss of DART will leave more than 80% of Scripps Ranch residents with no mass transit option.

The public hearing in May will be at MTS Headquarters at 1255 Imperial Avenue in San Diego. It is easily accessible by taking the trolley's Blue Line. If you cannot attend the meeting, please participate by sending your comments to [[email protected]].

Residents are urged to contact their elected representatives and urge continuation of DART service. It is extremely important that the trend of ridership

 

increase, not only to relieve traffic congestion but also to comply with greenhouse gas reduction standards. If you encounter difficulty making DART reservations, please contact DART rider Jim Masingill at 619-807-4378.

Natalia Moorhead, SRPG Transportation Subcommittee Chair

Chabad Meeting

The SRPG will hold a public subcommittee meeting in May regarding Chabad's Substantial Conformance Review application. The city must find Chabad's proposal substantially conforms to the existing United States International University Conditional Use Permit.

A report and recommendation to the full planning board is scheduled for Thursday, June 5, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. For questions, please contact me at [[email protected]].

Bob Ilko, SRPG Chair