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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Minutes from the Del Cerro Action Council Meeting – January 28, 2017

Del Cerro Action Council January 28 Meeting Minutes – Draft

Del Cerro Action Council meets Thursday, April 27 – 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El

The January 28th meeting of the DCAC was called to order by Mark Rawlins, Chair of DCAC at 7:04 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.
Following motions to approve the minutes of the October meeting and the agenda for the January meeting.

Police Community Relations Officer John Steffen reported on the crimes in the area and stated they had declined. There were only three burglaries in the past four months. He stated “people are paying attention to their surrounding and that decreases the crime rate – keep those doors and windows closed and locked.”

CRO Steffen then introduced Capt. Rich Freidman who oversees the Eastern Division of the police department. He commented that he had held a meet with cop earlier this week in San Carlos and that he would be holding more in the community.
CRO Steffen was asked about an incident on Raymar with a homeless individual. He stated that the police Quality of Life Team responded and handled the matter. The incident led to a discussion about the homeless situation at the proposed ColRich development along College Avenue. He stated that he has been working with the ColRich company regarding the dense brush and that ColRich has indicated they will be working on the dense brush issue in the canyon. Capt. Freidman was also asked how many homeless are living in the ColRich development area. There are two to four individuals living in that area at any one time. “Furthermore we just acquired a “Stay Away” order with the cooperation of the ColRich company.

Captain Freidman then introduced Lt. Jordan, who is responsible for the 320’s which encompasses all of the Navajo Area. He also stressed that you should call the police anytime you think there is an issue that could be a police matter. “It is nice to be up here in Navajo Area. There is a lot of community involvement here and that is a lot more than in other communities I have worked in.

Corporal Mark Peterson, the Police Community Resource Officer from SDSU then spoke. He commented that the last piece of the fence adjacent to Mill Peak is in the works. SDSU is working on a plan with the final property owner. Construction should start within 4 weeks. “We are identifying plants that are native to the area and will serve as a deterrent for the area. We are doing proactive patrols in the Adobe Falls area. We know the Internet is keeping people directed to Adobe Falls. If you see a problem at the Adobe Falls area, call our law enforcement office at SDSU. First call 619.594.1991. You may also call my office at 619.594.1447.”

A resident commented on the gate at the bottom of Adobe Falls Road and asked who owned it. Corporal Peterson responded that the gate is owned by the Smoke Tree complex.

There was also a question about the size of the SDSU police department. Corporal Peterson responded that SDSU is in the process of hiring new officers. Currently there are 29 officers and that is one more than there was in the 1970’s. Corporal Peterson closed with an update on the new buildings on College Avenue the buildings on College Avenue just north of Montezuma Road; they will open in March. There will be validated parking for those shopping in the businesses within the complex.

Liz Saidkhanian, the Director of Outreach for Councilmember Scott Sherman reported that Councilmember Sherman is the chair of the Smart Growth committee for the city. This will include looking at the needs of the community which will address needs of the existing community to balance with redevelopment. She was also asked about the “road” that appears to be going up the hill into Del Cerro from below the west end of Del Cerro Blvd. Liz explained that it is from an SDG&E project and they will be re-vegetating the area.
Mark then introduced Ashley Campbell, our new representative from Congresswoman Susan Davis. She stated the Congresswoman David will be working on health care for all and she will be strongly fighting for civil rights.

The program was presented by Lisa Lind, the Senior Planner for the City of San Diego who is working on the Grantville Trolley Station/Alvarado Creek Enhancement Study which is addressing the water quality, flooding to the area, and enhancing the storm water channel/creek as an amenity. Two workshops are scheduled; February 13, at the Mission Trails Visitor Center from 6-8 and Wednesday, Feb 15, from noon to 2 p.m. at Jr. Achievement located at 4756 Mission Gorge Place.
Mark then gave a brief update on the Friends of Del Cerro effort to form a Maintenance Assessment District in Del Cerro. More information is available on the Friends of Del Cerro website – This is a long involved process. Once all the information is available there will be public meetings required by the city.

The next meeting of the DCAC will be Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. The DCAC website is

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Del Cerro Action Council Agenda for Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El

Del Cerro Action Council Agenda April 27, 2017 – 7 p.m. – Temple Emanu-El

1. Call meeting to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Approval of April Agenda

4. Approval of the January DCAC General Meeting Minutes

5. Community Police Report
• SDPD Community Relations Officer John Steffen
• SDSU Police Community Resource Officer Corporal Mark Peterson

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: Ashley Campbell Representative for Congresswoman Susan Davis

8. Main Topics:
• Dr. Eric Frost, Update on Adobe Falls
• ColRich Development upd,ate on the proposed development of 24 homes behind Chevron Station

9. Old Business

10. New Business

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

12. Adjourn

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ColRich Development UPDATE. It is an INFORMATION item at NCPI on Wednesday, April 12 —

This is an update to my post earlier this evening. I miss read the NCPI Agenda. The ColRich item at Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) is INFORMATION ONLY regarding their 26 home project on the east side of College Avenue and south of the Chevron station. ColRich will be updating NCPI as an Information Item, this Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30. The meeting will be held at the Masonic Lodge at 7849 Tommy Drive in San Carlos. If you want to express your concern or support for the project, please attend the meeting.

They are following through on my request that they make a presentation to DCAC before having their project as an Action Item at NCPI which will most likely occur at the May NCPI meeting.

Even though this will only be an information item at NCPI on Wednesday, it is important for Del Cerro to share its concerns and/or support for this pending project.

We will then expect ColRich to make a presentation to DCAC on April 27th, 7 Temple Emanu-El.

Thank you, Jay Wilson, DCAC

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July 4th Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest Is Returning!

Good evening Del Cerro: I am posting this as a member of the July 4th Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest Committee and on behalf of Tracy Dahlkamp, the Committee Chair…….

Fireworks at Lake Murray for July 4th is moving forward and picking up steam!

The Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest is set to return to the Navajo community this July 4th! While we have a number of business donors, we need the community’s support to meet our fundraising goal to host this fun, free, family-friendly, daylong event. We’ve set a deadline of May 1st to raise the remaining $25,000. We have already raised $35,000. A big goal, yes, and we can reach this goal with your support. A suggested donation of $50 per household is suggested – or ANY amount is appreciated!

The Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest has been on hiatus for six years. Many of us have lived here long enough to know what a great community event it is — a opportunity to get together with neighbors to celebrate this patriotic day, to build community traditions, and to enjoy the beautiful fireworks display in our own backyard.

Join us in supporting this year’s Lake Murray Fireworks and MusicFest! All funds are tax deductible and are processed by the San Carlos Lake Murray Recreation Council, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation – (Tax ID: 26-3688156.) Make your donation online at gofundme, or by mail at: Lake Murray Fireworks Committee, C/O SCAC, Attn: Tracy Dahlkamp, P.O. Box 19246, San Diego, CA 92159 or through our July 4th website.

Make your check out to “San Carlos Lake Murray Rec Council” or “SCLM Rec Council.” Please write “Lake Murray Fireworks” on the memo line. For more information, log on to our July 4th website, or follow us on Facebook at

Thank you! Jay Wilson

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