Request from “I Love A Clean San Diego” for volunteers this Saturday at Civic Center Park in Lemon Grove

Good morning Del Cerro: I just received the following email from Michelle Freeman, the Community Programs Coordinator for “I Love A Clean San Diego” looking for volunteers this Saturday in Lemon Grove.
Jay Wilson, Secretary, DCAC
My name is Michelle Freeman, I’m the Community Programs Coordinator at I Love A Clean San Diego, an environmental nonprofit. We are in need of volunteers for our upcoming cleanup THIS Saturday July 22nd at Civic Center Park in Lemon Grove! It is not too late to sign up and join ILACSD, The City of Lemon Grove! We would love for you to join us and help us give back to this community!

Join the City of Lemon Grove and ILACSD on Saturday July 22nd from 8AM-10:30AM at Civic Center Park for a cleanup and a day of fun! Come help remove litter from the surrounding neighborhoods and learn something new about recycling! For more information and registration, go HERE! Community service forms will be available on site and if you need a more formal letterhead, please let me know! We would be happy to write one up!

And don’t forget to save the date for our annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday September 16th from 9AM-12PM. Join ILACSD at one of the 100+sites for a coastal and inland cleanup at sites countywide! We hope to see you at Lemon Grove!

Best Regards,

Michelle Freeman
Community Programs Coordinator
I Love A Clean San Diego
2508 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 150
San Diego, Ca 92106

Help ILACSD keep our beaches clean over the holidays this summer. Pack reusable items for your day at the beach and make sure to utilize the Clean Beach Coalition Bins that will be out over the holiday weekends for any trash or recyclables!

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Navajo Community Planners, Inc has an open seat for a Del Cerro resident on their Board

Good morning all: NAVAJO COMMUNITY PLANNERS, INC. will be holding a Special Election Of the Board of Directors for the election of a representative from Del Cerro

Applications are being accepted for persons interested in running for the WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017 ELECTION

Navajo Community Planners, Inc. Is The Duly Authorized Planning Group That Reviews And Provides Recommendations On Land Use Issues To The San Diego City Council.

Any Resident, Business Owner and Property Owner in the Community of Del Cerro

NOTE: In order to be a candidate in the October election, an eligible member of the Del Cerro community must have documented attendance at two (2) meetings of the NCPI’s last 10 meetings prior to the October regular meeting.(Bylaws Requirement)

Find applications at:


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Navajo Canyon Clean-Up with a City Ranger – Saturday, June 24 1:30 – 4:30 – Meet at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church – 6801 Easton Ct. in Allied Gardens

Navajo Canyon Work Party (Del Cerro/Allied Gardens) 1:30PM-4:30PM

We will be watering and weeding.

Additional Project Information: *NO BATHROOMS ON SITE* Tools and gloves are provided. Please wear closed toes shoes and protection from the sun (a hat, sunscreen, etc). Bring a sufficient amount of water for yourself to drink. Volunteers must be physically able to hike on uneven terrain down into canyon during some volunteer events and perform varying degrees of manual labor. Tasks vary and can be accommodated to fit volunteer’s abilities. Events are rain or shine!

Please Note:
1) If you or your guest is below the age of 18, you need to have a parent or guardian sign the Liability Waiver that can be found at and bring the signed waiver to the volunteer event.
2) You are welcome to just show up to the event without prior notification if you have a group of 5 or less.
3) If you would like to sign up a group please notify me in advance.
4) You can find my volunteer events posted at and (At this link you can also find the liability waiver for minors under 18).
5) If you have any questions about the event let me know. If you would like to be removed from the list let me know.

Thank you,

Josh Lambdin, Park Ranger – City of San Diego
Park and Recreation Department
T (619) 525-8503

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Mitigated Negative Declaration (Draft) for the “ColRich” proposed development – Public Response Date Extended to July 7

Here is a link ColRich Mitigated Negative Dec 5 24 17 to the City’s draft of the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed ColRich housing development east of College Avenue and south of the Chevron station. The comment period is NOW THROUGH July 7, 2017 (Thanks to several Del Cerro residents who requested an additional two weeks). The city will respond to comments received by the end of the business day on July 7 as part of the Final Mitigated Negative Declaration report. Following the issuance of a final mitigated negative declaration, the city will schedule a hearing date before the Planning Commission. The public will have an opportunity to comment when the item comes before the Planning Commission. It will then go to the City Council and the public will also be allowed to comment when the item comes before the City Council.

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NCPI – Recap – ColRich proposal receives a “NO” vote of 6 to 4 by the NCPI Board

Here are some notes from the May 10th NCPI Meeting

Following a discussion on the proposed project, the NCPI Board voted 6 to 4 to deny the project. This is an advisory vote and the project will now move to the Planning Commission. There is no date for the item to be on the Planning Commission docket.

The Board unanimously passed a motion in support of having the Soccer City stadium/housing/commercial project be subject to a vote of the citizens and not decided by the City County.

Police Community Relations Office John Steffen reported a drop in crime in the Navajo Community.
Past month there were 2 violent crimes compared to 7 two months ago
Past month there were 62 property crimes compared to 85 two months ago

Dave Ege, the Manager of the San Carlos Library reported the library will be closed from June 12 through the 23rd for an upgrade to the collection – chips will be placed in each book for easy check out.

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NCPI will vote tonight on the proposed ColRich Development of 24 homes on the west side of College Avenue

The proposed ColRich Development of 24 homes to be built on the east side of College Avenue and below the Chevron Service Station will be an action item at the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. meeting tonight – 6:30 at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Following the ColRich presentation, there will be an opportunity for public comment on the project. This is your opportunity to voice your concern or support for the project. The Del Cerro Action Council will present a letter indicating their opposition to the project. The vote at the April 27th meeting of the DCAC was 30 against and 5 in support of the project. Please note both the DCAC and NCPI votes are only advisory to the Planning Commission.

Directions – going east on Navajo Road, turn left at Cowles Mountain Blvd, and take the first left at Tommy Drive. Tommy Drive will make a 90 degree right turn and become Tommy Street. Make the first right into the parking lot for the Tifereth Israel Synagogue.

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ColRich 24 Homes Development Project to be Action Item at NCPI on Wednesday, May 10

At the DCAC meeting on Thursday, April 27, the development team from ColRich provided an update on their proposal to build 24 homes in the canyon below the Chevron Service Station and east of College Avenue. ColRich submitted several updated proposals to the City’s Development Services Department, and received a completed “Cycles Report” This indicates that they have met all the requirements of all the departments in the city that reviewed the project. Below is a link to a copy of the final cycles report for your reference and referral. The ColRich project will be an action item at the May Navajo Community Planners, Inc. meeting on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 PM at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on Tommy Street in San Carlos (east on Navajo Rd., left at Cowles Mountain Blvd., and left at Tommy Drive. Tommy Drive makes a right turn and becomes Tommy Street – turn in to first driveway on your right on Tommy Street).

City Cycles Report on ColRich Project

Cleared ReviewCycle_Issues ColRich

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