Notes from the DCAC meeting on October 27, 2016

Del Cerro Action Council – Notes from the DCAC meeting held on October 27, 2016
(the actual minutes were not recoverable from a corrupted file – Jay Wilson, Secretary- DCAC)

At the quarterly meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council meeting on October 27, we received updates from a number of agencies: City of San Diego, SDSU and SDG&E.

We met Lt. Jeff Jordan with our San Diego Police Department’s Eastern Division, who is now responsible for the Navajo Area. He expressed his keen interest in being engaged with the community. His email address is JJordan@pd.sandiego.gov. Our Police Community Relations Officer, John Steffen, announced that there had been several car prowls in our area and that there were valuables left in plain sight and/or unlocked car doors. Officer Steffen emphasized that using NextDoor.com to report a police matter does not help the police department; it is a community forum and is not viewable by the police. He recommended that we report police concerns to the police department directly. For an emergency, call 911. For a non-emergency, call 619.531.2000. CRO Steffen’s email address is JMSteffen@pd.sandiego.gov, and his phone number is 858.495.7971.

SDSU Police Officer Corporal Mark Peterson encouraged residents interested in receiving a text message or email whenever there is a safety concern on campus to sign up. Go to SDSU.edu, click on the word search in the upper right-hand corner of the SDSU home page, and type in e-news alert. Nicole Borunda, the Community Relations Manager for SDSU, stated there is still a gap in the initial fenced-off area leading to Adobe Falls. It should be completed by Thanksgiving.

Liz Saidkhanian, the Community Outreach Director for Councilmember Scott Sherman was asked about the gap that still remains at the bottom of the cul-du-sac on Adobe Falls Road. She indicated Councilmember Sherman is waiting for a response from the City Attorney. The problem is that the city owns 4 acres adjacent to the cul-du-sac, and that the city’s property is dedicated open space, which requires access to the public. The challenge is to find a legal way to close off the entrance to the city property that connects directly to the SDSU property and Adobe Falls.

Cameron Durckel, with SDG&E’s Public Affairs Deparment, explained why the gas line along Mission George Road needed to be replaced. The main reason is that it was initially installed in 1948. “The median restoration is underway and we are required to return it to what it was.” There are some components on Malvern that will be restored in the next month. Liz Saidkhanian explained that the job involves replacing 600 feet of a main pipe line that is 30 feet below the surface. Normally a project of this magnitude takes two years of planning and execution; this project is projected to be completed by the end of the year. If you need to reach Liz regarding a city-related issue, email her at ESaidkhanian@sandiego.gov.

Julio DeGuzman, with the City Attorney’s office, gave a brief description of the city attorney’s office. In addition to defending the city, the office handles criminal misdemeanor crimes and infractions.

Tim Taylor, the Chief Policy Advisor for Council President Pro-Tem Marti Emerald, gave an overview of the city ordinances being proposed to help curtail the growth of mini-dorms. The proposed legislation impacts the College Area; but it could be expanded to other areas, including Del Cerro, if our community would support the ordinance–no more than 6 bedrooms for a lot over 10,000 square feet and no more than 5 bedrooms for a lot under 10,000 square feet. This would apply to new construction. See the city’s website [sandiego.gov] for more details and information.

Professor Eric Frost, PhD from SDSU, and a resident of Del Cerro, updated us on what the 64 graduate students in his homeland security class are doing to help resolve the issue. Adobe Falls is becoming a destination for a growing number of foreign visitors. Dr. Frost is working with Google Maps to have Adobe Falls removed as a point of interest as one step to help reduce the number of non-residents visiting the site; many apparently think of it as a tourist attraction and they want to see the graffiti-infested area as a work of art.

Stay tuned. As we receive updates on any of the subjects referenced in this article they will be posted on our website at delcerroacitonconcil.org.

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Del Cerro Action Council Agenda for January 26, 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El

Del Cerro Action Council Agenda January 26, 2017 – 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of January Agenda

4. Approval of the October DCAC General Meeting Minutes

5. Community Police Report
• SDPD Community Relations Officer John Steffen
• SDSU Police Community Resource Officer Mark Peterson and Nicole Borunda, Community Relations Manager for SDSU

6. DCAC Officers Report
• President Report
• Vice President Report
• Treasurer Report

7. Elected Officials Report:
• Councilmember Scott Sherman: Liz Saidkhanian, Council Representative for Del Cerro
• Congresswoman Susan Davis Representative

8. Main Topics:
• Lisa Lind, Senior Planner for the City and Project Manager for resolving the Alvarado Creek/Storm Drain Flooding issue in
Grantville, will provide a Power Point presentation on the “Grantville Trolley Station/Alvarado Creek Enhancement Study”
• Mark Rawlins, Friends of Del Cerro, provide update on the Del Cerro Maintenance Assessment District.

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Next Meeting – Thursday, April 27 – 7 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El

12. Adjourn

Visit DCAC website @ delcerroactioncouncil.org

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Patrick Henry Winter Concert in the new performing arts center – Wednesday, January 18, 6:00 p.m.

Matt Kalal, the Music Director for Patrick Henry High School, announced the Patrick Henry Winter Concert featuring their band and orchestra
on Wednesday evening, January 18, beginning at 6:00 p.m. This will be their first concert in the new PHAME (Patrick Henry Arts, Music & Entertainment Center).
The concert will last 90 minutes. Tickets are just $10 at the door. The ribbon cutting for the 513 seat PHAME was on November 29. This will be a great
opportunity to see this outstanding complex and enjoy the concert featuring nearly 100 musicians. Under the direction of Matt Kalal, Patrick Henry has
an outstanding instrumental music program.

Here is a link for more information about PHAME as it appears as the front page
story in the current issue of the Mission Times Courier
.

Enjoy the Concert!

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Community Update 1. Junk House Gastro-Pub is Closed 2. Update on New San Carlos Library Design & Alvarado Creek Storm Drain in Grantville at NCPI

Happy New Year Del Cerro

1) The Junk House Gastro-Pub located on Adobe Falls Road off of Waring Road, which had promoted, and had large photos on its interior walls showing the graffiti at Adobe Falls, has closed its doors as of December 31. Hopefully this is another piece to the puzzle for curtailing the promotion of Adobe Falls and all its graffiti.

2) Mark Your Calendar – on Wednesday, January 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Carlos, the Navajo Community Planners Inc. will have two power point presentations as part of its January meeting; the first will be the initial report from the city’s consultant for the Alvarado Creek Storm Drain and resolving its flooding issues as a major step for the redevelopment of Grantville, and the second on the new design for the long awaited San Carlos Library. The meeting is open to the public and there will be opportunities for questions and answers for both presentations.
The agenda for the NCPI meeting is on the NCPI Website

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City of San Diego has two new websites; Streets & Budget for your viewing pleasure!

The City of San Diego recently launched two new websites to provide more information for residents and property owners.

1) streets.sandiego.gov provides overlays of pending and completed repairs to streets within the city. It is in “alpha” stage, so there may be a bug now and then.

2) budget.sandiego.gov provides in depth information about the current operating budget expenditures. Just as an FYI, the current adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2017 is $2,966,812,778

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Another successful community clean up at the Pasatiempo Open Space Park on Top of Del Cerro

Hello Del Cerro!
On Saturday, November 12, Dan and Cathy Northcutt held another successful quarterly community cleanup at the Pasatiempo Open Space Park on the top of Del Cerro. Several years ago their firm, Team Northcutt Realty, adopted the park through the city’s “Adopt a Park” program. Cathy sent the following email to those who participated. I thought it was worth posting so more of us could plan to participate in one or some of next year’s cleanups. The open space park is across the street from the 10.5 acres of undeveloped city property on top of Del Cerro. Jay Wilson, DCAC Board Member
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(email from Cathy Northcutt to Saturday’s volunteers)
Dear Friends,

We would like to thank everyone who came out to help clean up trash at Pasatiempo today. We estimate we collected 64 lbs. glass, 5 lbs. plastic, 5 lbs. cans, and 112 lbs of trash. It was definitely in need of attention and together we made an impact!
We would like to thank everyone who came out to help clean up trash at Pasatiempo today.

2017 Clean Up Schedule:
February 11, 8:30-10:30 am
May 13, 8:30-10:30 am
August 12, 8:30-10:30 am
November 11, 8:30-10:30 am

Enjoy the holiday season and we hope to see you in 2017!

Cathy & Dan Northcutt
cathy@teamnorthcutt.com
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Del Cerro Action Council Agenda for Thursday, October 27, 7 PM – Temple Emanu-El

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of October Agenda

4. Approval of the July DCAC General Meeting Minutes – Link to Minutes

5. Community Police Report
• SDPD Community Relations Officer John Steffen
• SDSU Police Community Resource Officer Mark Peterson and Nicole Borunda, Community Relations Manager for SDSU

6. DCAC Officers Report
• President Report
• Vice President Report
• Treasurer Report

7. Elected Officials Report:
• Councilmember Scott Sherman: Liz Saidkhanian, Council Representative for Del Cerro
• Congresswoman Susan Davis Representative

8. Main Topics:

• Tim Taylor, Chief Policy Advisor for San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Marti Emerald will give an overview of two new ordinances regarding Mini Dorms south of I-8 City Council will be considering
soon. (The ordinances will not impact Del Cerro unless Del Cerro residents supported the ordinances later next year nor would they impact any homes already constructed or expanded prior to adoption of
the ordinances for Del Cerro.)

• Cameron Durckel – SDG&E Public Affairs – Del Cerro Blvd. Median Update

• Professor Eric Frost, Ph.D., as a resident of Del Cerro, will provide an update on what his graduate homeland security class is doing regarding Adobe Falls.

9. Old Business

10. New Business

11. Next Meeting – Thursday, January 26 – 7 p.m. in Temple Emanu-El

12. Adjourn

Visit DCAC website @ delcerroactioncouncil.org

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