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Del Cerro Action Council news – July 21, 2017

By Jay Wilson

The Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) will meet on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.

Fireworks

As a member of the Lake Murray July 4th Fireworks and MusicFest Committee, I personally want to thank everyone who contributed to the event and to the community volunteers that made it happen. The contributions from the community were outstanding.

The last event was held on July 4, 2011. For the previous 10 years of the event, 2002-2011, social media was in its infancy; it was a key factor in raising funds and keeping everyone in the area updated on the event for 2017. The feedback has been exemplary!

ColRich

There has been little movement in the ColRich housing project destined for the east side of College Avenue — 25 homes below the Chevron Service Station. The Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project was published, as previously mentioned, and posted on the DCAC website.

At the request of residents, the DCAC submitted a letter to the city of San Diego requesting an extension to allow more time for public comment. The extension was granted through July 7.

There is a possibility the hearing for the project before the Planning Commission will be held on Aug. 24. All meetings are on Thursdays, beginning at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers on the 12th floor of the City Administration building located at 202 C St. The trolley stops in front of the building.

Any information regarding the meeting will be posted on the DCAC website at delcerroactioncouncil.org as well as in the DCAC article in the August issue of the Mission Times Courier. The Mitigated Negative Declaration is still posted on the DCAC website.

Del Cerro median

We have received several calls regarding the very poor appearance of the Del Cerro Boulevard median, particularly between Madra and Linfield avenues.

According to city staff, it is maintained on a quarterly basis and July is the month it is to receive attention from Aztec Landscape, the firm with the contract from the city of San Diego. The median may have been attended to by the time this newspaper is published.

Currently, the city of San Diego is maintaining medians as if they were all just asphalt medians – with no vegetation. This is because when the gas tax revenue was exhausted, no new source of revenue has become available to increase maintenance to a median. This is the status city-wide, not just in Del Cerro.

MAD

The Friends of Del Cerro group is still moving forward regarding the possibility of establishing a Maintenance Assessment District in Del Cerro. They are waiting for the city of San Diego to provide an engineering report. This will be a public document and may be available by the end of August for public review. For more information, check their website at friendsofdelcerro.com.

Adobe Falls

Dr. Frost will have an update on SDSU and Adobe Falls at the July 27 DCAC meeting. He contacted me to inform me that Rachel Gregg has been hired by SDSU as the new Community Relations Manager for the campus, replacing Nicole Borunda. She will be invited to our DCAC meeting on July 27.

 —Jay Wilson is secretary of the Del Cerro Action Council. Reach him at jwilson@mtrp.org.

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