Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG) held its regular meeting on May 3. Here are items that were discussed.

Electrical Line Update

According to SDG&E work is progressing on all phases of construction. Overhead work on both the west and east ends of the project are ongoing. Two 10-hour crews are working six days a week from 6 am to 2:30 am on boring activities under Interstate 15. Boring activities are about 30% complete, cable pulling activities are approximately 90% complete, and cable splicing work is about 70% complete. All underground vaults have been installed.

The final approximately 500 feet of trenching near the east side of I-15 is scheduled to commence upon issuance of permits from the county of San Diego and Caltrans. This work should begin within the next several weeks and will take place primarily at night.

Repaving of Pomerado Road has been delayed again. Discussions with the city continue, however, added requests have been made by city staff. SDG&E is reviewing the costs for the work of the new requests. At this time they do not have a schedule for when this work will begin. SDG&E apologizes for the inconvenience this causes.

SDG&E Gas Pipeline

A Public Utilities Commission (PUC) administrative law judge has issued an opinion recommending that the PUC deny the project in total because the state is trying to reduce the use of natural gas, which is a major contributor to climate change. At this point the draft environmental impact report for the proposed gas pipeline on Pomerado Road is delayed indefinitely.

Library Parking Lot Expansion

The SRPG examined three parking lot concepts prepared by the city’s Public Works Department. We voted to recommend expansion of parking on the east and north sides of the library from the current 65 spaces to 124 spaces, with the addition of a second driveway on Scripps Lake Drive.

County Grand Jury Weighs in on Planning Groups

The 2017–2018 San Diego County Grand Jury received a citizen’s complaint alleging that the city of San Diego community planning groups (CPG) tend to delay hearing certain items as a method of restricting growth in their communities. No evidence was found for that claim.

The Grand Jury did recommend—and the SRPG agreed—the mayor consider: consolidating some CPG; improving recruiting for CPG members; assigning additional staff to attend and assist CPG; and expanding training for members.

New Member

Dennis Engler was unanimously appointed to fill a vacancy on the SRPG, which is now at full strength.

Next Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Our next meeting is on June 7. Our July meeting would normally be on Thursday, July 5, but that may be postponed or cancelled due to the Independence Day holiday.

Please see www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for notices and agendas, and email me at [email protected] for questions. All meetings are open to the public.

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

MRNPC Meetings and Elections

The next MRNPC meeting is on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. We will elect officers at this meeting. If you wish to nominate someone, please let me know.

The MRNPC Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) subcommittee will meet on the same date and location starting at 6 pm. Please see page 14 for a comprehensive update on the four-story apartment complex proposed for our community.

Please contact me at [email protected] if you have questions. For more information, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc. Thank you.

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair