Del Cerro Action Council update
By Jay Wilson
Councilmember Scott Sherman will be our guest speaker for the quarterly meeting of the Del Cerro Action Council on Thursday, April 23. We will meet at 7 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. If you have questions you would like him to address, please email me at email@example.com. We will also take questions from the floor as time allows.
Last month I reported I had been informed that the proposed housing project south of the service station and east of College Avenue did not materialize. It appears I was misinformed, as surveyors were noted on the site during the week of March 9. I contacted Liz Saidkhanian, our council representative for Councilmember Sherman, and she said that she understands that the project is still alive, as I reached the deadline for submitting this article. As soon as I have an update, I will post it on the delcerroactioncouncil.org website.
Councilmember Sherman held a “State of the District 7 Neighborhoods” town hall meeting on March 12 at the Mission Trails Visitor Center. He gave a PowerPoint presentation updating what has been accomplished, including the sports field renovations from Allied Gardens to San Carlos, and what remains to be done (street repairs, for example). He mentioned that the shade structure for the Lake Murray Community Park Playground is being installed. Questions included the status of replacing the playground at Rancho Mission Park that the City removed many months ago. Councilmember Sherman stated that funding for the replacement is in the current city budget and community involvement for determining what equipment will be installed will begin shortly.
I have followed up with Linda Lasher, the property manager for the Allied Gardens Shopping Center. She assured me there are several very viable grocery-type stores still in the running to replace Albertson’s. I believe it is very good news for our community that several stores are showing such a strong interest in coming to our community. It was mentioned at the State of the District 7 Neighborhoods meeting that there is a rumor that the center is going to be scrapped and replaced with apartments. That is definitely incorrect!
According to our Police Community Relations Officer, Adam McElroy, crime remains very low in Del Cerro. Keep up the vigilance of watching out for your neighbors and your neighborhood. If you want to report anything unusual, please call the business number for the San Diego Police Department: 619-531-2000. If it is an emergency, call 911. If you want to contact Officer McElroy directly, his email address is AMcElroy@pd.sandiego.gov and his phone number 858-495-7971.
There has been increased activity at Adobe Falls, which is San Diego State University property.
We will be working with SDSU and San Diego police departments. Police Corporal Mark Peterson is the Community Relations Officer for SDSU. He is very aware of the residents’ concerns with Adobe Falls. If you need to reach Corporal Peterson, use his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To stay informed about news and events in District 7, go to the city website at sandiego.gov. Click on “City Council,” and then on “District 7.” If you want to contact Liz Saidkhanian, our District 7 Council Representative, her email address is email@example.com. The District 7 phone number is 619-236-6677.
The Navajo Community Planners, Inc. (NCPI) has a new home and a new meeting night. NCPI now meets at Tifereth Israel Synagogue at 6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd. at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. Please note that the entrance is actually on Tommy Street. From Navajo Road, go north on Cowles Mountain Blvd. and turn left at the first intersection –Tommy Drive. After one block, Tommy Drive turns right and becomes Tommy Street. Take the first right into the Tifereth Israel Synagogue parking lot. It is a great facility.
The Del Cerro Action Council (DCAC) website is at delcerroactioncouncil.org. Let us hear from you.
After several years, I will be stepping down as chair of the DCAC as of the April 23 meeting. It has been a pleasure serving you in this capacity. I will remain active with the DCAC, but it is time to turn over the duties to another active and interested Del Cerro resident. I look forward to seeing you at the next DCAC meeting on Thursday, April 23!
—Jay Wilson is chair of the Del Cerro Action Council.