Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

February Meeting

Because of the holidays, the SRPG did not meet in January. Our first regular meeting in 2014 is on Thursday, Feb. 6. Agenda items include: Miramar Ranch Elementary School marquee; stop signs at Fairbrook Road and Rue Fontenay; Maintenance Assessment District budget; and, an update on the Port Master Plan.

Carroll Canyon Project

There has been no change in the status of this proposed commercial center. We are waiting for the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). When it is complete the SRPG will vote on a recommendation to the City Council on the project. There will be opportunities for public comment at the Planning Commission and City Council hearings. Please visit [www.scrippsranch.org] to complete the survey of residents’ opinions about this project and to keep up with news concerning meeting schedules.

Continuing Life Communities

This is the retirement community planned for the southwest corner of Pomerado Road and Chabad Drive. There has been no change on this project. We are waiting for the draft EIR.

Planning Group Election

An election for members of the SRPG will be held at our March meeting on Thursday, Mar. 6. Nominations will be made at our February meeting. Each SRPG member is elected to a two-year term. Half of the seats are elected each year, and there is an eight-year term limit.

Any resident, property owner, or business operator in the Scripps Miramar Ranch planning area is eligible for election after attending at least two meetings during the previous year. Persons eligible for election may contact me if they wish to be nominated for election and should attend the February meeting.

Also at our March meeting we will elect officers for the 2014–2015 term, including the chair, two vice chairs, and secretary.

Planning Group Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. All meetings are open to the public. For questions or comments, please email me at [[email protected]].

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Administration News

The January MRNPC meeting was cancelled due to limited agenda items.

Farewell to MRNPC Member

Thank you to Chris Todd, who resigned in January due to new work assignments. Chris served as the MRNPC secretary for two years. He is a major contributor who volunteered many hours of his time toward in-depth evaluation of our community’s issues. He will be missed greatly.

Watermark Project

The Watermark Project was approved unanimously by the City Council on Dec. 16. The MRNPC will continue to work with city staff and the District 5 council office to accomplish the traffic mitigation benefits and any other concerns to make a successful project for our community.

All-Way Stop Sign Evaluation

I received a response from the city Traffic Engineering Division about an all-way stop at the intersection of Scripps Creek Drive and Watkins Court. Per the letter, the all-way stop was not recommended based on analysis of traffic and pedestrian volumes, reported accidents, visibility, and other conditions. It was noted that the stop signs facing traffic on Watkins Court sufficiently established right-of-way. The letter is on our website noted below.

Member Elections

The MRNPC holds annual elections in March for existing members and has openings for new members. If you own property or a business within the Miramar Ranch North boundaries and have attended two committee meetings in the past year, you are eligible. Please contact me at email address below.

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. All meetings are open to the public. For questions or concerns, email me at [[email protected]]. Visit [www.scrippsranch.org/committees/advisory-committees/mrnpc.html].

Lorayne Burley, MRNPC Chair