Planning

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Thank you, Ralph Merg

Farewell to Ralph Merg who resigned from the MRNPC in March after four years as a resident member. Thank you, Ralph, for your service to our community!

Public Utilities Customer Advocate Presentation

David Akin from the City Public Utilities Department presented information on the recently launched Public Utilities Customer Advocacy Program. David is an attorney whose focus is on the customer experience. He can assist with procedures, the utilities organization, and customer service issues. The presentation slides and handouts are posted on the MRNPC webpage at www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

MRNPC Bylaw Updates

The committee continues to work with the city Planning Department to update the bylaws based on the recent City Council approval of amendments to Council Policy 600-24 and the bylaws shell.

The MRNPC held an ad hoc subcommittee meeting in February to prepare a draft of the amended bylaws. The draft was discussed at the March meeting. A motion to recommend approval of the draft MRN bylaws passed with a 10-0-0 vote and, subsequently, was submitted to the Planning Department on Mar. 4.

MRN MAD News

The Miramar Ranch North (MRN) Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) received $15,000 in funding from Councilmember Mark Kersey’s office. It will be used for two demonstration gardens utilizing drought and fire-tolerant plants at Dry Creek Park and Fire Station 37. Dry Creek Park is at the northeast corner of Spring Canyon Road and Scripps Creek Drive.

A special thank you goes to Tiffany Vinson for assisting with securing the funding for this project. Tiffany is Mark’s Scripps Ranch representative/policy advisor who serves as the city liaison for all Scripps Ranch planning areas. Tiffany provides excellent service to our community!

Traffic Issues

There are a growing number of traffic issues around Scripps Ranch. Recent ones discussed were: speeding on Breckenridge Drive; speeding and morning/afternoon congestion at Scripps Poway Parkway/Scripps Summit Drive; and morning/afternoon congestion at Mira Mesa and Scripps Ranch boulevards. Residents are encouraged to slow down and drive safely.

MRNPC Meetings

The MRNPC will not meet in April. The next regular meeting is on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center. If you have any questions, email me at [email protected]

Lorayne Burley, MRNPC Chair

Scripps Ranch Planning Group

The SRPG held its regular meeting and annual election on March 5.

Rancho Encantada Update

Our subcommittee, including representatives from Rancho Encantada (RE), met again to revise the SRPG bylaws to include RE/StoneBridge. We expect to have them ready for the full group in April.

Traffic Issues

We have received more complaints on excessive speeding in Scripps Ranch. We urge our neighbors to slow down and obey the speed limits, particularly the 25 mph in residential zones. We are planning a special campaign to remind residents of speed issues. We continue to work with city and state representatives to adjust signal timings at freeway interchanges.

Development Projects

There is no news concerning the Technology Park, the Continuing Life Communities Glen at Scripps Ranch Senior Living Project, or the Carroll Canyon apartment complex. Construction at Chabad will be discussed at our April meeting.

Planning Group Election

Four members—Gordon Boerner, Todd Philips, Karen Ringel, and John Lyons—completed eight consecutive years of service and, under city term-limits, will leave the group for at least a year. Dan Buell also completed his term. We thank them for their time. Gordon and John continue as community members of subcommittees. Five new members—Marty Lorenzo, Jenny Marshall, Don Ringel, Stuart Gross, and Bob Petering—were elected. Jenn Blake, Bob Ilko, Marvin Miles, Marc Sorensen, and Paul Vaughan were re-elected.

Next Meeting

Please attend our next meeting and officer elections on Thursday, Apr. 2, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. For questions, email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair