By Jay Wilson
Justine Nielsen, a land use attorney with the law firm Procopio, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP, is the newest Del Cerro resident elected to serve a two-year term as a board member of the Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI).
Community planning groups like NCPI provide citizens with an opportunity for involvement in advising the City Council, the Planning Commission, and other decision-makers on development projects, general or community plan amendments, re-zonings and public facilities. The recommendations of the planning groups are integral components of the planning process, and are highly regarded by the City Council and by staff.
NCPI meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (August and December are usually dark) at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Carlos. Visit navajoplanners.org for agendas and information.
At the October NCPI meeting, there was a presentation by Jackie O’Conner, chair of the Friends of Del Cerro, as an information item regarding the proposed Maintenance Assessment District for Del Cerro. There will be an update for us at our DCAC meeting on Oct. 26. Currently the group is waiting on the Engineering Report from the city, which was initially due around the first of the year. It now appears it will be before the end of this year before it is published.
The next quarterly meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) will be on Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. Rachel Gregg, the new community relations manager for SDSU, will be attending. DCAC chair Mark Rawlins recently wrote a letter to Sally Rosch, the acting president of SDSU regarding Adobe Falls. We anticipate a response at our October meeting, including an update on the grate CalTrans has agreed to install on the SDSU side of the tunnel that runs under Interstate 8 and leads to Adobe Falls.
— Jay Wilson is secretary of the Del Cerro Action Council. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.