Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

Pure Water

The draft environmental impact report on the proposed pipeline from the Eastgate Water Treatment plant to Miramar Lake is due on Thursday, Sept. 7. Hopefully, it will include alternatives to the proposed route through the Technology Park, which we oppose. We hope to have a presentation from the Water Department at our planning group meeting that night.

Soccer City and Community Choice Aggregation

At our August meeting the SRPG heard a presentation on the GoalSD plan for a soccer stadium and mixed development at the Qualcomm Stadium site. An opposing point of view will be presented at our next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7.

The SRPG also heard a presentation on Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), which is a plan to allow the city to purchase environmentally “clean” power on the open market and distribute it via SDG&E’s network. The purpose is to help the city meet its climate action goals.

Both these proposals are controversial. We expect them to be ballot measures in 2018.

Traffic Issues

The SDG&E construction along Pomerado Road and the Water Department construction along Scripps Lake Drive have both resulted in substantial disruption. Construction near Marshall Middle, Miramar Ranch Elementary, and Scripps Ranch High schools should have been completed before classes started.

However, it will continue along other parts of Pomerado Road for several months. Assemblymember Brian Maienschein’s office has worked with the California Highway Patrol for enforcement against illegal U-turns on Pomerado Road.

Renzulli Property

The proposed home development at the Renzulli property on Cypress Canyon Road has been cancelled because the sale of the property was not completed.

Next Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm in the Scripps Ranch Library’s Community Room. Our next meetings are on Sept. 7 and Oct. 5.

All meetings are open to the public and you are encouraged to attend. Go to www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for notices and agendas. For questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Project Updates

No word yet on the environmental impact report’s public comment responses from the San Diego Unified School District’s Scripps Mesa Joint Occupancy proposed project. That is the four-story apartment complex proposed for the current Innovations Academy site at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road.

The Watermark project on Scripps Poway Parkway near Interstate 15 is still undergoing substantial conformance and Neighborhood Use Permit (NUP) review with the city’s Development Services Department.

MAD Budget

We expect to vote on the new Maintenance Assessment District’s (MAD) proposed budget in the coming months. The MAD maintains our public rights-of-way landscaping in our community through the city’s Park and Recreation Department.

MRNPC Meetings

The next MRNPC meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. We have resident member openings. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, please come to our next meeting. The time commitment is minimal. We meet about eight times a year on the first Tuesday of the month. Our meetings are always open to the public.

Your participation and valuable input is always encouraged. Join us and become a member and share your vested interest in our community. The MRNPC is a San Diego City Council-recognized planning committee. It is our voice at City Hall in regards to land use and community improvements and development. Please contact me at [email protected] for questions or concerns. Also, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair