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Del Cerro Action Council news—Oct.12, 2018

By Jay Wilson | Del Cerro Action Council News

Adela de la Torre, Ph.D., the new president of San Diego State University, will be the guest speaker at the Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) meeting to be held at Temple Emanu-El, on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. This is her opportunity to introduce herself to us and share her interest in, and willingness to positively engage with, our community.

This will not be a discussion on voting on the future of SDSU West or SoccerCity proposal for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley. Both entities representing support for their proposal have made presentations to the Navajo Community Planners, Inc., our local planning and land use organization over the past several months.

The DCAC has been notified that the Friends of Del Cerro have secured donations to complete the matching donation of $10,000 by the San Diego Padres to provide needed tools to better fight canyon and wildland fires. The Friends of Del Cerro donation includes $1,500 from the Del Cerro Action Council and $2,500 from SDSU. Thank you to everyone who donated. The $10,000 checks from the San Diego Padres and the Friends of Del Cerro were scheduled to be presented to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Foundation on Oct. 11. As the firefighters continually say: “It is not a question of if there will be another canyon fire, it is merely a matter of when.”

Mark Rawlins, chair of the DCAC, reiterated that the next hearing regarding the La Jolla Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) is set for Nov. 2.

“Shortly thereafter we should know the outcome,” he stated. “If the decision is in the city of San Diego’s favor, the Friends of Del Cerro and the other community organizations seeking to establish a MAD within in their community should be able to move forward towards collecting signatures to bring the matter to a vote for their respective community.”

We should also receive an update at our meeting from the staff of the People’s Church and/or The Atlantis Group on their progress with the city on building their church below the Chevron Station.

Remember, the quarterly meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council is Monday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.

—Jay Wilson is secretary of the Del Cerro Action Council. For more information, visit delcerroactioncouncil.org.

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