Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) held its regular meeting on Oct. 2. The main items of business were the Carroll Canyon and Business Park developments that are described in a Special Report on page 17. Other items are below.

Pomerado Road Speed Limit

A city speed limit survey showed that many drivers exceed 50 mph along some portions of Pomerado Road, particularly westbound from Semillon Boulevard. Under California law, this can trigger an increase in the posted speed limit.

The SRPG voted unanimously that the speed limit stay at 45 mph. Motorists often drive too fast on our streets. The speed limit in most residential areas is 25 mph. Please, for the safety of all, drive carefully and observe posted speed limits.

AT&T Wireless Facilities

On Sept. 30, the City Council heard an appeal from residents in Rancho Encantada—also known as StoneBridge Estates—to the Planning Commission’s approval of the wireless telecommunications facilities at the Sycamore site on Stonebridge Parkway. The Council voted 6-2 to deny the appeal and approve the project. Our council member, Mark Kersey, recused himself because of a prior relationship with AT&T.

Verizon Cell Tower Relocation at Chabad

Thanks to Rabbi Fradkin for confirming that Verizon will not relocate the cell tower. We appreciate Chabad’s sacrifice and willingness to work with the community, especially at the cost to Chabad of tens of thousands of dollars a year in revenue.

SR Senior Community

The SRPG will review the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Continuing Life Communities–The Glen at Scripps Ranch Senior Living Project once it is released by the city.

Jerome’s Furniture Sign

The sign program has received final approval from the city’s Development Services Department.

Next Meeting

Please attend our meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. The SRPG will vote on a recommendation for the Carroll Canyon site and discuss the new technology park. Citizen input is always appreciated. For questions, email me at [[email protected]].

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Administration News

There was no regular MRNPC meeting in October. We hold meetings eight times a year. We try not to schedule regular meetings in January, April, July, and October. The next meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Rancho Encantada Planning Group Meeting

The MRNPC hosted an ad hoc subcommittee meeting in October to provide all Scripps Ranch residents the opportunity to identify and discuss options for the Rancho Encantada (RE)—also known as StoneBridge Estates—community planning area representation. Among those attending were: RE residents, the RE homeowners association, city of San Diego Planning, City Council, Scripps Ranch Civic Association, Scripps Ranch residents, Scripps Ranch Planning Group members, and MRNPC members.

T-Mobile MRN Water Tank

T-Mobile has submitted an application to the city for a wireless communication facility (WCF) at the Miramar Ranch North water tank, just north of Scripps Ranch Boulevard at 11485 Weatherhill Way. Representatives from T-Mobile will present the project information at the Tuesday, Nov. 4, meeting. There will be the opportunity for discussion prior to a vote by the group. More details and diagrams can be found on the MRNPC webpage at [www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc].

School District Property Redevelopment Workshop

The San Diego Unified School District will host a community meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Scripps Mesa Conference Center located at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, currently the site of Innovations Academy. The district is seeking ideas on potential development of the site and is inviting Scripps Ranch residents to be part of the process. A flyer with more information is on the MRNPC webpage.

MRN 20th Anniversary Event

The SRCA will host the 20th Anniversary Miramar Ranch North (MRN) 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Dec. 6. Check page 7 for details and how to register.

MRNPC Meetings

The MRNPC meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center on 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 4. All meetings are open to the public. If you have questions, please let me know at [[email protected]].

Lorayne Burley, MRNPC Chair