By Jay Wilson
The quarterly meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) will be held on Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El.
Del Cerro residents continue to be concerned with the proposed updates for the Montgomery-Gibbs Airport that may lead to an increased number of low-flying jets on their approach to the airfield. Ralph Richardson, an active community member from Allied Gardens, has been following this matter very closely and offered to provide an update for us at our April meeting.
Mark Rawlins, the chair of the DCAC reported that the Del Cerro Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) project is still on hold. The city is appealing the La Jolla MAD lawsuit. The court date was initially to be in April but has been postponed until June. Volunteers for this effort are standing by and ready to go. If all goes well for the city’s lawsuit, the Friends of Del Cerro can begin collecting signatures for a petition in late June that could lead to a vote by all Del Cerro property owners.
Rawlins also reported an increase in car break-ins. If you see something, report it to the Police Department. Call 619-531-2000, the non-emergency number for the police. Also, make sure if your car is parked outside, remove all items of value out of sight such as phones, computers, briefcases and loose change. With everyone watching out for one another, we can reduce crime in our neighborhoods. If you do not have an active Neighborhood Watch, be the person in your neighborhood to step forward and establish one. Call or email John Steffen, our Police Community Relations Officer at Eastern Division. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his work phone number is 858-495-7971.
Officer Steffen is scheduled to be at our April DCAC meeting and will provide an update on the car break-ins and any other matters impacting Del Cerro. Joining Officer Steffen will be Corporal Mark Peterson from SDSU who will also update us regarding any SDSU police-related matters, including Adobe Falls.
— Jay Wilson is secretary for the Del Cerro Action Council. Reach him at email@example.com. For more information, or to receive DCAC updates, visit delcerractioncouncil.org.