Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

City Council

We welcome back Tiffany Vinson who will continue to serve our community as a representative for our new councilmember, Mark Kersey. She worked with us during Carl DeMaio’s term.

Miramar Ranch MAD Budget

Casey Smith from the city Park and Recreation Department presented the staff report for the Miramar Ranch Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), along with the water usage report and the proposed fiscal year 2014 budget. If you would like a copy of the materials presented to the committee, please contact me at the email listed below.

MedImpact Update

Colton Sudberry presented an update on the development project at the southeast corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Interstate 15. This is the area often referred to as the "pumpkin patch site." As of press time, Mr. Sudberry expected the draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to be released in December 2012.

The MRNPC will hold a workshop at our regularly scheduled meeting in February to give the public an opportunity to learn more about this proposal and offer feedback. The MRNPC will likely vote to recommend approval or denial of this project to the City Council at our March meeting.

[Editor’s note: There will be a Special Report with more details on this important community project in the February SRCA Newsletter.]

MRNPC Meetings

The MRNPC usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the SRCA Community Center, located at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

All meetings are open to the public. We encourage involvement and input from the community. If you have any questions, please send me an email at [[email protected]].

Dustin Steiner, MRNPC Chair

Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Road Humps

At the December SRPG meeting, we again looked at the issue of traffic mitigation on Forestview Lane. Armed with a traffic survey conducted on the road, the planning group discussed whether to revisit the issue of recommending road humps at the two ends of the small tot lot located on the street.

There was consensus that the group should discuss and vote on whether to recommend installation of the road humps and to create guidelines for when road humps would be appropriate, and when they would not be appropriate, for roads throughout Scripps Ranch. The group formed an ad hoc subcommittee to look at the traffic mitigation criteria for future discussions. The issue of road humps near the tot lot on Forestview Lane will be on the action agenda for the next SRPG meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7.

SRPG Appointment

The SRPG would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest member, Gwendolyn Bandt. Gwendolyn is a securities attorney and is active in her homeowners association. Gwen and her family have lived in Scripps since 1973.

SRPG Dark in January

Because of the New Year holiday, the SRPG has decided to go dark in January and will reconvene in February.

New and Old Faces

With the election season behind us, the SRPG wishes to welcome our newly elected officials and their staff. City Councilmember Mark Kersey has hired and appointed Tiffany Vinson as the council representative to Scripps Ranch. The SRPG had the pleasure of working with Tiffany over the last three to four years and are happy to see she will continue on with the new councilmember.

We also would like to welcome Assemblymember Brian Maienschein, County Board of Supervisor Dave Roberts, and Congressmember Scott Peters. We look forward to working with all of the newly elected officials and their staff to make Scripps Ranch the best community in which to live, work, and play.

Vacancies and Elections

The SRPG still has one vacancy. Pursuant to our bylaws, we can no longer appoint anyone to the vacancy, however, we will hold the yearly election of members at our Thursday, Mar. 7, meeting. Half of the 10 seats will be up for election in March. Anyone who is interested in running for the planning group must live, own property, or own a business within the SRPG’s boundaries. They also must have attended at least two of our meetings between February 2012-January 2013, and their attendance must have been documented on the sign-in sheets at the meetings.

Anyone who qualifies and is interested in being placed on the ballot in March to become a new SRPG member should contact me. Please send me an email at [[email protected]]. We encourage anyone interested in land-use issues within the Scripps Ranch area to attend our meetings and perhaps become our newest member.

SRPG Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. As mentioned above, we are dark in January; the next meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 7. All meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

D. Todd Philips, SRPG Chair