As reported in last month’s SRCA Newsletter, the Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee (MRNPC) filed an opposition with the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) regarding Mobil’s On the Run mini-mart changing its license restrictions. Unfortunately, the ABC advised us there was nothing they could do to prevent the change, as the conditions that existed when the license was issued had changed. As a result, Mobil is free within state law to sell alcohol when and how they choose.
The San Diego Water Department made a presentation concerning the recycled water program. Despite the fact that the common areas were landscaped to use recycled water for irrigation, there is no recycled water piped to our area. The Water Department has been asked by the City Council to gather information from groups about how they can best make use of the recycled water.
One idea is to require retrofitting of homeowners’ associations that use five-acre feet of water a year–about 4 million gallons–to irrigate. Presently, the city is retrofitting the area to use recycled water from the border of Poway’s city limits on Scripps Poway Parkway to about Sunshine Peak Court. It will take about two to three months to complete.
Have you noticed the cinder block building at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and the freeway entrance to northbound Interstate 15? Wonder what it is? Well, it’s a pump station built by Shea. As you can see, it does not fit in with the other buildings in the project.
The reason is that Shea never identified it to the MRNPC when it presented the plans for the Gateway project, so its design was never reviewed. Working with Councilmember Brian Maienschein’s office, we will see if Shea will add landscaping or perhaps voluntarily beautify it. That way, the entire area can reflect the gateway to the community and the pump station will not continue to stick out like a sore thumb.
During our May meeting Awilda Parada joined the committee as a member. Unfortunately, we are losing Jan Kane–a dedicated committee representative, our Landscape Maintenance Assessment District subcommittee chair, and a diligent and hard working community volunteer. We thank Jan for her perseverance and look forward to seeing her, Ed, and Noah when they return to Scripps Ranch in two years. So, there are now four vacancies on the committee.
If you would like to help shape the community and make it a better place, we can use you. You must be at least 18 years old, have attended at least one MRNPC meeting in the last 12 months, and be either a resident, business owner, or property owner in the Miramar Ranch North planning area.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Information Center, located at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. If you wish to receive an agenda for the meetings, contact Bill Bernard at 549-0979. Even if you do not want to be a committee member, please join us. Your voice is important!