Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

SRPG March Election

At our March meeting we elected 10 of our 20 members to new two-year terms. Julie Ellis and Tamar Silverstein were newly elected to the group. Stuart Gross, Bob Ilko, Marty Lorenzo, Jenny Marshall, Marvin Miles, Robert Petering, Don Ringel, and Marc Sorensen were re-elected.

Two members, Jenn Blake and Paul Vaughan, completed their terms as members. We thank them for their service to our community.

MCAS Miramar Update

Colonel Jason G. Woodworth, USMC, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) commanding officer, described new signage to mark base property. It is to warn potential trespassers that going onto MCAS property is unlawful and dangerous because of live firing and unexploded ordinance.

A new trail is under consideration from Gooden Ranch down to Mission Trails. Entrance will require a free permit to use the trail. Also, Col. Woodworth noted that the new Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) will be coming to Miramar. Over the next 30 years, three new hangers will be built. Finally, the MCAS Fire Department is working closely with San Diego city and county fire agencies.

SDG&E Transmission Line

Todd Voorhees, SDG&E’s regional public affairs manager, gave further updates about the project. His contact information is 619-756-3578 and [email protected] SDG&E is working with the SRCA on traffic plans to reduce the impact of construction. At press time the contractor selection was still ongoing, so a firm schedule was not available.

Rancho Encantada Precise Plan

At our February and March meetings, we considered updates to the Precise Plan for the Mission Trails Master Plan Update and a Natural Resource Management Plan.

Carroll Canyon Draft EIR

In February the SRPG submitted comments to the city on the completeness and accuracy of the draft environmental impact report. Please see www.scrippsranch.org for details. Several issues, including safety and evacuation, were not adequately addressed in the report.

Next Meeting

Please attend our next meeting on Thursday, Apr. 6, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. For questions or concerns, please contact me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Apartment Proposal Update

A California Environmental Quality Act public scoping meeting was held for the proposed multi-residential project at the San Diego Unified School District-owned property at 10380 Spring Canyon Road. To see the presentation, please visit www.scrippsranch.org/scrippsmesa.

The next step is the release of a draft environmental impact report, which is expected in the next three months, followed by another comment period.

MRNPC Members and Meetings

The MRNPC welcomes Jeremy Brewer as the newest board member. We thank him and all members who continue to dedicate their personal time to the committee.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, Mar. 7, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. Meetings are open to the public. Your valuable input is always encouraged. Become a member!

The MRNPC is a San Diego City Council-recognized planning committee and is our voice at City Hall for land use and development. Please contact me at [email protected] with questions. For more information, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair