Scripps Ranch Planning Group (SRPG)

The Scripps Ranch Planning Group held its regular meeting on Dec. 7.

Scripps Ranch MAD

The SRPG approved a Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which begins in July 2018, of just more than $2.5 million. The budget includes funds for: materials and services for Hendrix and Evans ponds maintenance; park fences and surfaces; concrete work; repair of slope failures; landscaping; tree trimming and removal; and many other miscellaneous items.

StoneBridge Estates MAD

We appointed a subcommittee to review a proposed budget of $184,278. The SRPG will vote on budget approval at our January meeting.

Carroll Canyon Mixed Use

The proposed apartment and retail commercial complex at I-15 and Carroll Canyon Road was reviewed by the City Planning Commission in mid-December, after the Newsletter press deadline. Please see www.scrippsranch.org for results.

Parking on Old Grove Road

At our January meeting the SRPG will review recommendations on diagonal parking along Old Grove Road. The current arrangement restricts sight lines to some business entrances, so alternatives will be considered. These include returning to parallel parking on the entire street or converting to diagonal parking on the north side of Old Grove Road, with parallel parking on the south side.

Sycamore-Peñasquitos Transmission Line

Work was suspended during the Red Flag event in early December. Work will continue into 2018, and the overall project should be complete in June.

Next Meetings

The SRPG meets on the first Thursday at of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Our next meetings are on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and Feb. 1. Please see www.scrippsranch.org/SRPG for notices and agendas. All of our meetings are open to the public and all residents are encouraged to attend.

SRPG elections for membership are held in March of each year. Scripps Ranch residents who wish to run for election must have attended at least two regular meetings through February 2018, so these meetings are your last chance for 2018. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in serving on the SRPG. You can reach me at [email protected]

Wally Wulfeck, SRPG Chair

Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC)

MRNPC News

The MRNPC approved the Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) Fiscal Year 2019 budget at the December meeting. The MAD maintains our public rights-of-way landscaping through the city’s Park and Recreation Department.

The MRNPC welcomes new board members Beata Piehl and Claude Braunstein. We appreciate their valuable input for the good of our community.

So far we have not received information about the environmental impact report’s (EIR) public comment responses regarding the San Diego Unified School District’s Scripps Mesa Joint-Occupancy apartment complex. Also, there is no news about the Watermark project on the southeast corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and I-15.

The city is moving ahead with the submission of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects, as well as several street repaving projects in Scripps Ranch.

At the December meeting a resident raised the issue of petitioning the city and Metropolitan Transit Service for bus access for people with disabilities. No such service exists in the Miramar Ranch North area. Councilmember Mark Kersey’s office is looking into the issues. If you or someone you know is interested in this effort, please contact me.

MRNPC Meetings

If you would like to join the MRNPC, please come to our next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The time commitment is minimal. We meet about eight times a year on the first Tuesday of the month.

Meetings are open to the public, and your participation and input is encouraged. The MRNPC is a San Diego City Council-recognized planning committee. It is our voice at City Hall for land use and community improvements and development. To reach me, email [email protected] For more information, visit www.scrippsranch.org/mrnpc. We wish you a happy New Year!

Michelle Abella-Shon, MRNPC Chair