Miramar Lake Security Public Meeting

Councilmember Brian Maienschein, working with the city’s Water Department, has organized a public meeting to discuss the issue of the fence blocking the recreation path across Miramar Dam. This meeting is designed to provide input to Metcalf and Eddy, the firm conducting security studies of all city water reservoirs. The meeting is on:

  • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 17;
  • Time: 7-9 pm; and,
  • Place: Scripps Ranch Library community room.

The dam path was closed in October 2001 at the order of the California Department of Health Services. Since then Maienschein has worked with state and city officials to consider options to reopen the path. The security study has been scheduled for several months and is now funded and underway.

The study will conclude this January, and it is important that the impacts to Scripps Ranch and surrounding communities are fully evaluated. Therefore, your presence at the meeting is highly encouraged.

We all understand the need for extra security measures since September 11. The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) is sensitive to this issue. To better understand the security concerns, the SRCA, working with Councilmember Maienschein’s office, hopes to get the following questions answered:

  • What are the exact security threats to Miramar Lake?
  • How does fencing the dam mitigate those threats?

Once these questions are answered, the community will have a better idea of possible "workable solutions" that can be presented at this fact-finding meeting.

If you are unable to attend this meeting to share how the dam closure has impacted you and your family, please write to Councilmember Maienschein at 202 C St., 10th Floor, San Diego 92101 or email [[email protected]]. For more information on this issue, please check the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org].