Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) held its regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5. The items discussed include the following.

Invasive Palm Tree Removal

Although this will have happened by the time you read this, our Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) used helicopters to remove invasive Mexican palms along Pomerado Road on Saturday, Oct. 14. This minimized damage that might have occurred had the trees been dragged through the sensitive wetlands.

Verizon Facility Generator

The SRPG voted 13-1 to recommend approval to install a backup generator and sound wall at the Verizon area near the water tank at 12227 Spring Canyon Road. The generator needs to run for about 10 minutes each day for maintenance. The group voted to require that happen only between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

Technology Park Lot Division

Our group voted unanimously to recommend approval of a proposed subdivision of Lot 4 of the Technology Park. The plan is to divide the existing parcel into three, each with one building. No new construction is involved.

Pure Water

The draft environmental impact report (DEIR) on the proposed pipeline from the Eastgate Water Treatment plant to Miramar Lake was released in September. It is available at www.sandiego.gov/water/purewater/purewatersd/reports.

We are preparing comments on the DEIR for a vote at our November meeting. The comment period closes on Tuesday, Nov. 7. If you have any comments, please send them to me at [email protected]

Next Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Our next meetings are on Thursday, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. All meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend. Please go to www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for notices and agendas. If you have questions or concerns, email me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

Brush Fire Season

As we have seen in the news, we are in fire season. If you see dead vegetation on city-owned property that is within 100 feet of a home, please contact Councilmember Mark Kersey’s office at 619-236-6655.

Projects in Our Area

As of press time, there were no updates on the environmental impact report’s (EIR) public comment responses for the San Diego Unified School District’s proposed four-story apartment complex.

The Watermark project on Scripps Poway Parkway near Interstate 15 is still in the approval process with the city’s Development Services Department to finalize the permits.

The construction of SDG&E’s Sycamore-Peñasquitos 239kV transmission line is ongoing.

We expect to vote on the new Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) proposed budget at the November and December meetings. The MAD maintains certain landscaping areas of our public rights of way in our community through the city’s Park and Recreation Department.

MRNPC Meetings

The next MRNPC meeting is on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The next MAD subcommittee meeting is at 6 pm on the same date and place.

We have board member openings. If you are interested in joining, please attend 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 open to the public.

Join us to 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 for land use and development. If you have questions, email me at [email protected] For more information, go to www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair