Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Election of Officers

At our April meeting the Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) welcomed new members Jim Scelfo, John Lyons, Gordon Boerner, and Ron Kelley. The group elected the following officers to two-year terms: Wally Wulfeck, chair; Scott Hilberg and Sandy Wetzel-Smith, co-vice chairs; and John Lyons, secretary.

Wally and Sandy will be delegates to the Community Planners Committee, and Tamar Silverstein will continue in her secretarial role as a volunteer. Thanks, Tamar!

Trespassing at MCAS Miramar

The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar public affairs office is looking for feedback from residents—especially in StoneBridge Estates—on where signage should be placed on the trails to alert hikers of military property boundaries. The recommendation is to avoid hiking on the trails until there are clear boundary lines of the military property to prevent trespassing, interference with range activities, and accidents with explosive ordinance. If you have suggestions, please contact the MCAS Miramar community plans and liaison office at 577-6603.

The Glen at Scripps Ranch

Opponents to the senior living community filed a legal challenge against the city, the current land owner—Alliant International University—and the project, even though the SRPG, City Planning Commission, and City Council all have overwhelmingly approved it. Opponents say their objection is not The Glen, but rather their uncertainty about the approved allowable future student count at the university, which they claim may impact traffic.

While the challenge might obstruct the project somewhat, it is moving forward. Future residents soon will choose residences and initiate contracts. Grading is expected in the next three to six months.

Traffic Issues

We continue to hear residents’ complaints about excessive speed and disregard of stop signs throughout the Ranch, as well as backups around Interstate 15. The SRPG referred a request for all-way stop signs at Appaloosa Road and Willow Creek Road to our Traffic Subcommittee.

We took no further action regarding the “No Parking” zones with red curbs at the corners of Weatherwood Terrace, Tondino Road, and Accra Lane.

Also, a resident proposed realignment of the traffic lanes on Pomerado Road at Willow Creek to improve traffic from I- 15 east in the afternoon. Bob Ilko, Traffic Subcommittee chair, indicated the intersection has been extensively analyzed and any changes would cause greater traffic impacts on Willow Creek and Pomerado in the morning. The SRPG will continue to explore ways to improve traffic flow.

Newbreak Church Expansion

The Newbreak Church has plans to expand in its existing building at its current location at the northeast corner of Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Scripps Lake Drive. The SRPG heard the initial proposal and will continue to review plans for a preschool, including the number of personnel, traffic and parking implications, and ingress and egress on streets.

SDG&E Electrical Line

The California Public Utilities Commission released the final environmental impact report for the Sycamore-Penasquitos Transmission Line. It still states that Alternative 5—Underground Pomerado Road is the “environmentally preferred alternative.” Links to documents are at www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc. You may have noticed crews on Pomerado Road mapping locations of current utilities.

Next Meeting

Please attend our next meeting on Thursday, May 5, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. For questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair