President’s Report

SRCA Membership Drive Continues…

Have you joined yet? If not please do. Your membership funds are returned to the community via SRCA and other organizations that the SRCA helps fund. You can simply return the membership form on the next page. For more information about SRCA, please go to our website [www.scrippsranch.org].

Please Vote…

Yes, it’s the primary, but it is important! Since September, our way of life has been challenged. The core principle of that way of life is our right to select our leaders with the ballot, not the bullet. Please take the time to cast your vote; each vote is a validation of America and a “shot fired” at those that would like to see America fall.

SRCA Elections in April

Just a reminder at the April meeting the SRCA will be electing its even-numbered District Representatives as well as its Officers. If you are interested in running, please contact the SRCA Secretary at 566-6083 for more information.

Middle School EIR

Have you seen it? Its in the Scripps Ranch Library. Both planning groups, as well as the Schools Committee along with lots of concerned folks have provided input back to the School District on this document. The District briefed the community on this report on Feb 28; so please refer to the SRCA website for information from this meeting, including the District recommendation for which site they will use for the school. If you are a SRCA member and we have your email address, you will receive a briefing about the meeting via an E-Letter from the SRCA.

EBS Farmers Market and SR Rec Council

The SRCA would like to congratulate the EBS AFP and the Scripps Ranch Recreation Council for working together. Through their joint efforts , a solution has been reached that will support both the Farmers Market and the Park using the Joint Usage parking lot at EBS School. By adjusting the layout of the Framers Market, over 100 parking spaces have been freed up for users of the the park and Market, as well as creating a safe off street drop off zone. The cooperative efforts of the two community groups is what Scripps Ranch is all about, working together to find solutions that benefit all.

MAD (LMD) Vote

About May, a “letter ballot” will be mailed to residents in the two landscape Maintenance Assessment District (MAD, previously called LMD) areas in Scripps Ranch. The ballot will outline proposed changes in the two MADs, the most dramatic of which is an increase in the assessment. A map of the MAD areas and a discussion of the issues is provided on pages 20-21.

The SRCA, along with other community groups, has reviewed the proposed changes and have found that they provide Scripps Ranch the ability to maintain and enhance its public lands.

When you discuss this topic in the community and decide how to vote, please keep in mind that all funds collected must be spent to support Scripps Ranch open space and public lands. The funds cannot be spent outside our area. So the real question to ask is “What is it worth to keep Scripps Ranch the community that it is?”

Vacancies in SRCA District Representative Positions

Do you want to join the Executive Board of the Scripps Ranch Civic Association, and participate in improving the quality of life on the Ranch? There are currently openings for the following District Representatives:

  • District 2: Hoyt Park area, north of Scripps Ranch Blvd. and west of Aviary/Red Cedar Drives, including residents of those streets;
  • District 13: Gateway area of new homes, on top of the hill north of Miramar Lake, extending north to Scripps Poway Parkway; and
  • District 15: Spring Canyon Park area south of Scripps Poway Parkway, north and east of Spring Canyon Road.

A district map can be found on the SRCA website [www.scrippsranch.org], or obtained from the Information Center on Cypress Road.

Please call Gordon Boerner at 689-2411 if you are interested in finding out more about this volunteer opportunity to help make Scripps Ranch a better place to live.

Newsletter Changes?

The change in the Newsletter Editor position prompts us to consider making a number of changes to the format, style, and content of the SRCA Newsletter. We would like your suggestions.

  • What works?
  • What doesn’t?
  • What would you like to see? Color front cover? Color centerspread? A different layout? A different paper size?
  • Can we put much of the directory information on our website?
  • Please send your comments and suggestions to us via U.S. mail or to [[email protected]].

We understand that to a great extent the Newsletter works well, so we won’t be making changes, just to make a change. But we now have more people involved, and can take a breath and can consider making changes that simply were too time-consuming for one person to make before.

Related to the Newsletter is the SRCA website. Are there related changes that we should make so that the printed Newsletter and our website work even better together?

To honor the many contributors and advertisers, we’ll weigh the suggested changes carefully and go slowly. But we’d like to know what directions you think we should head. Thank you for your continued interest and support.