As we approach the holiday season, the number one topic for Del Cerro is the proposed All Peoples Church. There are Del Cerro residents who only recently became aware of the project. This is unfortunate because there are multiple opportunities to find out what is going on in Del Cerro.
This is a project that has been presented to the Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) (delcerroactioncouncil.org) and the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) (navajoplanners.org) over 15 times in the past two years. It has also been referenced in the notes or minutes of the quarterly DCAC posted on their website, the monthly meetings of NCPI, and in articles in the Mission Times Courier. The Mission Times Courier is also available online at missiontimescourier.com. Anyone may sign up on their respective websites to receive emails/updates from these community-based organizations.
Our new District 7 City Councilmember, Raul Campillo who took office on Tuesday, Dec. 8 will have a website and you may sign up on his website to receive updates on city and District 7-related items. Go to www.sandiego.gov/city-hall, click on City Hall on the righthand side of the page and scroll down to Councilmember Raul Campillo. Forward this information on to your friends and neighbors in Del Cerro, Grantville, Allied Gardens and San Carlos so they have an opportunity to become involved on what is transpiring in the Navajo area.
NCPI is one of more than 40 community-based land use organizations recognized by the City of San Diego. Each of the four communities in the Navajo area have four representatives elected to sit on the board for two-year terms. It is strictly an advisory organization as far as the city is concerned. To date, no vote has been taken by NCPI or DCAC regarding approval of the project. NCPI voted, in an advisory capacity, to allow the All Peoples Church to apply for an amendment to the Community Plan to allow the church. This means they may proceed to apply to the city for their project. NCPI will not vote on the project until the church has completed all city requirements.
When the All Peoples Church has completed all city requirements, they will return to the DCAC and then proceed to NCPI as an action item on their agenda. The project will then go to the City of San Diego’s Planning Commission and ultimately to the City Council. Public testimony will be heard by both entities. Currently NCPI and DCAC are Zoom meetings.
The next DCAC meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. The link to attend this meeting will be posted on the DCAC website (delcerroactioncouncil.org) on Monday, Jan. 25. NCPI meets monthly (they are dark in December) on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. They post their Zoom meetings on their website at navajoplanners.org. Anyone may sign up on the websites to receive information.
There is no update from the City of San Diego on the proposed Del Cerro Maintenance Assessment District.
The holidays are upon us and the DCAC Board of Directors wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season.
— By Del Cerro Action Council secretary Jay Wilson