Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Big Box Store in Scripps Ranch

The draft Environmental Impact Report for the Carroll Canyon Commercial Center was released for public comment on Sept. 5. Responses are due no later than Monday, Oct. 21. You can access the report on the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org] or on the city website at [www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/officialdocs/notices/index.shtml]. Search for project #240716.

The developer, Sudberry Properties, will discuss the report at the SRPG meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. The group may vote on a response to the report. The group will vote on a community plan amendment and zoning change later in the year. We need your input, but please do not send obviously identical form letters, and please include your name and address. You should attend the SRPG meetings on Thursday, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, for updates.

Capital Improvement Projects

Thanks to Councilmember Mark Kersey for his attention to infrastructure in our district. The SRPG voted to propose the following projects for the city’s Capital Improvement Program.

  1. Emergency Warning System to alert residents of imminent danger, such as wildfires.
  2. Fire Substation 37A (annex), basically a small station on the south or east side of Scripps.
  3. Reconstruct eroded street at Scripps Ranch Court.
  4. Expand parking lot at Miramar Lake recreation area.
  5. Expand parking at SR Library.
  6. Cypress Canyon Park playground and American Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements.
  7. Jerabek Neighborhood Park playground and ADA improvements.
  8. Extend reclaimed water to additional parts of Scripps Ranch.
  9. Add lighting/electricity to “Scripps Ranch Country Living” sign.

SRPG Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. All are welcome. Assemblymember Brian Maienschein will visit on Oct. 3. For questions, email [[email protected]].

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee

Administration News

We are looking for new members. If you own property or a business within the Miramar Ranch North (MRN) boundaries and have attended two committee meetings in the past year, you are eligible for election to the MRNPC. Please contact me at the email address below if interested.

Not sure if you live within the MRN boundary? Check out the community boundary maps for the MRNPC or the Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) recently posted on the MRNPC website at [www.scrippsranch.org/committees/advisory-committees/mrnpc.html].

Neighborhood Input on Infrastructure

Planning group members, as well as community residents, had been encouraged by the city of San Diego to identify and submit neighborhood Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. At the September meeting the MRNPC developed a consensus on suitable CIP projects, prioritized the list, and voted on project recommendations.

We collected 13 potential projects but decided to recommend the top four.

  • Spring Canyon Park field lighting improvements.
  • Resurfacing Scripps Poway Parkway (SPP).
  • Repairing manhole covers on SPP to reduce depth.
  • Bike/pedestrian bridge over SPP on the eastern side of SPP and I-15.

The CIP project recommendations were approved by a 9-0 vote and submitted to the Community Planners Committee by the required date of Sept 24. You can review the complete fiscal year 2015 CIP list for the MRNPC on our website noted above.

Maintenance Assessment District (MAD)

The MRNPC will hold a Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) ad hoc subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6 pm in the SRCA Community Center on Cypress Canyon Road. We will prepare for the annual fiscal year 2014 budget review and approval. This is an excellent opportunity to come and share your concerns about our beautiful area landscaping and learn about the budget review process. You can read the recently published assessment engineer’s report for the MRNMAD, prepared by the city of San Diego, at the MRNPC website noted above.

Poway Road Bicycle Path

The MRNPC received notification in mid-August of a pedestrian and bike pathway CIP project along the boundary of MRN and Sabre Springs. This CIP project is for construction of an improved Class 1 bicycle path along the south side of Poway Road from the I-15/Poway Road interchange to Sabre Springs Parkway, approximately 1,950 feet in length.

Construction will consist of curb and gutter, metal guardrail, concrete sidewalk, retaining wall, drainage facilities, landscape and irrigations, street striping/markings, and traffic control. The schedule calls for work to begin in winter 2014.

Thank You, Assemblymember Brian Maienschein

At our September meeting Brian provided an update on his legislative activities in Sacramento. We appreciate Brian taking time from his schedule to provide residents the chance to share concerns.

MRNPC Meetings

The MRNPC meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the SRCA Community Center on 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 1. All meetings are open to the public. For questions or concerns, please email me at [[email protected]].

Lorayne Burley, MRNPC Chair