SCRIPPS RANCH CIVIC ASSOCIATION
October 8, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Scripps Ranch Library, Conference Room
- Roll Call 7:01 call to order 16 members present.
- Modifications to the Agenda — None
- Non-Agenda Public Comment – Red Flag (Thursday/Friday).
- ELECTED OFFICIALS/PUBLIC SERVICE REPORTS
- S. Congress (Congressman Peters) – E. Magee (Congressman guest)
– E. Magee’s last day with SCRA. Moving over to San Diego City Committee.
– Current legistlation:
* Build More Housing Near Transit Act. Encourage developement of affordable housing
near public transit served location by requiring housing feasibility assessments to
determine how and where housing units could be built near new transit stops.
* Renaming of Poway Post office on Midland Road in honor of World War II veteran,
Raymond Barron Chavez (U.S. Navy Vet.) He served onboard USS Condor during World
War II and died as the oldest surviving veteran of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was a
Poway resident, small business owner, and an active member of his local VFW chapter.
* Fair Housing Improvement Act. Protects veterans and low-income families form unfair
housing prices. Under current law, landlords can discriminate against people who use
vouchers to pay rent, which includes veterans and low-income families. The bill expands
protections in the Fair Housing Act of 1968 to prohibit discrimination based on source of
income or veteran status.
* Disaster Act. Require the federal government to produce a report on the amount of
money spent on disaster relief each fiscal year. Taxpayers deserve to know how their
money is being spent, and this bill would increase government transparency and
accountability. It would also help us account for the spending in the federal budget and
better prepare for natural disasters before they strike.
* Acting to Cancel Copays and Ensure Substantial Savings for Biosimilar (ACCESS Act). A
bipartisan (Reps Peter, CA 52, King, NY-02 and Brindisis, NY-22) act that would eliminate a
patient’s copay for a biosimilar if they normally would pay full cost of a biologic drug under
Medicare Part B.
- CA State Assembly (Assemblyman Maienschein) –
* REAL ID. Easy as 1-2-3. Is a forrm of identification that meets increasing security
standards for state-issued driver’s licensess and identifcation cards. Travelers will be
Required to provide either a real ID or valid passpord in order to fly after 10/1/2020. Visit
DMV website: realid.dmv.ca.gov
- County of San Diego (Supervisor Gaspar)
* I am excited the Board agreed to follow through on the prioritization of TransNet projects
including the 67, the 78 and the 52. The amended plan proposed by Poway Mayor, Steve
Vaus and Escondido Mayor, Paul McNamara illustrates the balance we wanted. A large
portion of the plan’s funding, 67% over the next seven years, is still dedicated to mass
transportation. Our vote on the amended plan did alter the timeline of our TransNet
projects, making their completion dates sooner than expected.
* Fire Insurance has been a topic of interest and what steps are being made to make it
* Increase of highway repair (33%) and Mass Transit location (67%).
* San Diego City Council (Councilmember Kersey)
* Scripps Ranch PKWAY to 15 HWAY, 1702 bid (pending approval) to make road repairs
- San Diego Police Department
* Monthly criminal activities will no longer be reports at SRCA meeting. This is due to
growing concerns and complaints of inaccuracies of criminal actives and reports in the
area. Official reports can be view on the following website:
- San Diego City Attorney (City Attorney Mara Elliott) –Not present
- Planning Groups (SRPG and MRNPC)
Public Facilities Financing Plan: At our October meeting, the SRPG approved a new financing plan for public projects in the Scripps-Mirmar Ranch planning area. (Miramar Ranch North and Rancho Encantada have their own PFFPs). The is important for two reasons: First, it specifies the community’s priorities for new projects, and second, it serves as the basis for calculation of the impact fees that developers pay as they build new developments in our planning area. These developments fees pay for infrastructure, including mobility (road, bike routes), park, and police and fire facilities.
Our financing plan was last revised in 2016 and is online at https:www.sandiego.gov/planning/facilities-planning/plans/scrippsmiramar.
It is being revised since many of the projects in the plan are now completed. Major projects underway include Fairbrook Park, the library parking lot expansion and park upgrades. The new plan includes the previously submitted proposal for a fire station annex to serve southern Scripps Ranch and Rancho Encantada. It also includes Transportaion proposals for new traffic calming measures, such as traffic circles, on some roads in the area. It includes traffic signal improvements along Pomerado Road, bike lanes on several streets, sidewalk improvements, and V-calm signal on Cypress Canyon Road and Willowcreek Road.
The new plan next goes to the City Council, probably in December, and then the Mayor for approval.
Planinng Group Member Election in March 2020. It is recognized by the City Council to provide advise on the City’s General Plan and our Community Plan. This includes: Land Use and Community Planning, Mobility, Urban Design, Economic Prosperity, Public Facilities, Services and Safety, Recreation, Conservation, Historic Preservation, Noise, and Housing. The next election for SRPG membership is at our March 5, 2020 meeting. Candidates must have attended at least two meetings of group in the previouse 12 months. Please note that we often dark in December and /or January for the holidays.
Next Meetings. The nexp Planning Group meeting are November 7 and December 5, 2019. Please see the Planning Group’s website at www.scrippsranch.org/srpg and the City’s Scripps Ranch website: https://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/scrippsmiramarranch
- ACTION ITEMS
- September 10, 2019 SRCA Minutes approval: 17 members, unanimous.
- Two vacancies for District 18 and 19.
- Treasure advises that month financials will be emailed out this soon. In-process of upgrading Qicken Books.
- Proposed next Car Show at Scripps Ranch High School. Date is TBD.
- SRCA COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY GROUP REPORTS: None
CLOSED SESSION / INTERNAL BOARD ISSUES – None
Meeting Closed at 7:37pm
VII. President’s Report