Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Miramar Water Treatment Plant

Construction begins this month on the clearwells replacement. Two clearwells provide final storage for drinking water before distribution to residents. This project will increase the combined storage capacity from 52 million gallons to approximately 58 million gallons of water.

The project also includes a one-megawatt solar photovoltaic system on the roof of one of the clearwells, a new guard shack, improved landscaping at the facility’s entry, a new chlorine contact chamber, and a new maintenance building.

Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, with lots of trucks coming in and out of the project on Scripps Lake Drive near the Miramar Lake entrance. Door-to-door notices to residents came out last month. Schools—when they reopen in September—and businesses will be notified of the upcoming activities and provided updates on the project. It is planned to be completed by summer 2020.

Fairbrook Park

The new Fairbrook Park Design Committee held its first meeting in late May to solicit ideas for the park from Scripps Ranch residents. One more design meeting will be held soon to consider the final list of amenities within the proposed budget of $2.4 million.

Path and local lighting are proposed, but there will be no athletic fields or bright sports lighting. A restroom is proposed. There will probably be no separate off-street parking. The Scripps Ranch Recreation Council will make the final decisions, and the project will proceed from 2017 to 2019.

SR Development Projects

There is no news again this month on any of the ongoing projects in Scripps Ranch. The environmental impact report for the proposed mixed-use apartment complex at Carroll Canyon Road and Interstate 15 should be released soon.

Traffic Issues

At our June meeting the SRPG voted to request that the city install crosswalks at Willow Creek Road and Aviary Drive.

Next Meeting

Please attend our next meeting on Thursday, July 7, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. The SRPG represents the interests of residents of southern Scripps Ranch and StoneBridge Estates to the city and other governmental bodies.

Let us know of your concerns regarding planning and public safety so we can work with the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee and the Scripps Ranch Civic Association to keep our community great. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Thank You, Lorayne!

The Miramar Ranch Planning Committee (MRNPC) with its newly elected officers—Tom Ward as vice chair and Chuck Mitchell as secretary and treasurer—held its first meeting on June 7. We send much appreciation to our immediate past chair, Lorayne Burley, for her hard work and relentless dedication to our community. I’m delighted to say that Lorayne has graciously volunteered to continue as a MRNPC member, as well as the representative to the Community Planners Committee (CPC). Thank you, Lorayne!

Clearwells Project

Representatives from the city Public Works Department made a presentation about the Miramar Clearwells Project. Two clearwells are being constructed at the Miramar Water Treatment Plant —10710 Scripps Lake Drive—to increase the water storage capacity from 52 to 58 million gallons. The presentation included details about the plan, implementation, and schedule. This project supports the city’s sustainability and climate action goals of reducing carbon footprint. For more details, see the SRPG report above.

Transmission Line Project

The California Public Utilities Commission and the SDG&E’s proposed Sycamore-Penasquitos 230-kV Transmission Line Project addendum to the final environmental impact report has been released. For more information, visit

MRNPC Meetings

The next meeting is on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. All meetings are open to the public. Your participation and input is always encouraged. Join us, become a member, and share your vested interest in our community.

The MRNPC is a City Council-recognized committee. It is our voice at City Hall in regard to land use and community planning. If you would like more information or have any concerns, please contact me at [email protected] or visit

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair