By JAY WILSON
Kristen Byrne, the spokesperson for the All Peoples Church (APC) project followed up with me to let us know the city’s planning department has responded to the second submittal plan for the church project, but is still investigating the feasibility of the proposed signaled ingress/egress intersection into the APC. The APC team is reviewing the city’s comments and will be following up with us as well.
The Front Porch Committee from the Friends of Del Cerro recently met and walked the College Avenue Median from Del Cerro Boulevard down to the “Welcome to Del Cerro” sign. We are evaluating what could be done to enhance the “front porch” entry into Del Cerro. A major factor in moving forward for any plans to upgrade the front porch is the status of the proposed signaled intersection for APC and its impact on the median. There is lots of work to be done on this and we will be requesting input from our residents as we move forward.
On June 3, I participated in a Zoom meeting with representatives from 18 different town councils in the city of San Diego. All have or will be implementing virtual meetings for the foreseeable future. We are planning on having our next quarterly meeting, scheduled for Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. to be a Zoom meeting. More information will be communicated in the July issue of the Mission Times Courier and our website.
The city has requested a meeting with the members of the proposed Del Cerro Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) for early July for an update on the status as it works its way through the city. The goal from the committee is to receive an update on the status and hopefully receive approval to begin collecting signatures to be able to put the full proposal of the Del Cerro MAD to a community vote.
In partnership with the presidents of our three community town councils — the Grantville/Allied Gardens Community Council, the San Carlos Area Council and the Del Cerro Action Council — we have reached out to the two District 7 City Council candidates Noli Zosa and Raul Campillo and the two mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and Todd Gloria regarding candidates forums. The council member forum is planned for late August and the mayoral forum for mid-September. All candidates have agreed to participate.
If the restrictions are relaxed, we would like to have the forums in person. If not, we will hold a Zoom meeting. More about the forums will be announced on our respective websites and in the July, August and September issues of the Mission Times Courier.
There have been several reports of drones being flown throughout the Navajo communities which appear to be flying above the 400-foot height limit set for any drone flying within a 5-mile radius of an airport. We sit between Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport and Gillespie Airport. That puts all of San Carlos, Del Cerro, Allied Gardens and Grantville within the 5-mile radius of an airport.
Finally, please do not forget to support all our local businesses along Del Cerro Boulevard and those within our adjacent communities.
— Jay Wilson is secretary of the Del Cerro Action Council. Visit delcerroactioncouncil.org.