ColRich Property Update (College Ave. south of the Chevron Station)

Good afternoon Del Cerro:

I have been in contact with the ColRich Company, as has Liz Saidkhanian from Councilmember Sherman’s Office as well as Police Community Relations Officer John Steffen. Yana Ridge, is the property manager with the firm hired by ColRich to follow through with the on-going problems with the property – trash and homeless. She followed up with me, and sent me the following email.
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The work on the property was completed. The trees/shrubs were trimmed so that they do not allow coverage for any camps. No trespassing signs were posted around the property. All the trash and homeless belongings were removed. Please let the neighbors know, and contact me if you have any questions, or if any future issues arise.
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If there are any old/new concerns, please email me at delcerroac@cox.net and I will forward the matter to Yana Ridge.
Jay Wilson, DCAC

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Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree set to occupy the former Albertsons store in Allied Gardens!

Good afternoon all: Linda Lasher, the Regional Property Manager for Cloverfield Management LLC just called me and stated the leases are signed for Grocery Outlet and Dollar Tree to occupy the space formerly occupied by Albertons on Waring Road in Allied Gardens. It has been a long time coming. Linda staid “There are stacks of permits to process and a number of tenant improvements to construct before the stores will be open.” The goal is by the end of the year.
Jay Wilson, DCAC

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City Park and Rec Open Space Division coordinates restoration effort for city owned land at Adobe Falls

Good news for Adobe Falls – Thanks to the efforts of Councilmember Scott Sherman’s office and City of San Diego Park and Recreation Open Space Division management staff, the Urban Corps started work on Wednesday, February 22nd to perform some habitat restoration at Adobe Falls Open Space off Adobe Falls Road. The project will involve removing invasive non-native tree and plant species that include Brazilian Pepper and Arundo donax (looks like bamboo) as well as other invasive species. After the invasive plant species are removed and treated with herbicide, native plant and tree species will be installed.

This is very good news and we will keep tabs on the progress and results!
Jay Wilson, DCAC

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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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