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News from the Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council – Oct. 20, 2017

By Shain Haug

Town Hall meetings

The Allied Gardens/Grantville Community Council (AGGCC) Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 26 featured Marceline Marques, director of the San Diego Unified School District Neighborhood Enrollment Options Office. This program allows parents choices in the placement of their children in schools other than those nearest to their home. For those of you who could not attend, you can learn more about the program at sandiegounified.org/enrollment and you can contact the district at eoptions@sandi.net.

At our next Town Hall Meeting on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, San Diego State University geology professor Eric Frost will speak on the Lake Murray Watershed, Adobe Falls, and Alvarado Creek Water dynamics and their effects on Grantville. He will describe the system, how it gives rise to flooding and the benefits of a partnership with the San Diego River Conservancy. Our budding scientists at Lewis Middle School and Patrick Henry High School will find this program of particular interest.

Zion Avenue beautification project

We continue to receive enthusiastic support for the AGGCC Zion Avenue beautification project that will plant new trees along the parkway of Zion Avenue — the gateway to our community. Please check the webpage for details and updates: sdrufc.com/zion. You will probably be eligible for a tree.

Social media

You can now follow us on Facebook! AGGCC (@AGGCcouncil) now has a page with information about events happening in the community. Like us today to keep informed on all the fun happening in your neighborhood.

And coming soon, AGGCC is starting a new website! On the website, you will be able to access information about council activities and community events. If you have any content ideas or suggestions, please email them to AGGCC@gmail.com. We will share the new web address once it has been established and published.

Board of directors meetings

The AGGCC Board of Directors meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ascension Lutheran Church. Our next meeting will be on Nov. 6.

— Shain Haug is the president of the AGGCC. Reach him at aggccshain@yahoo.com. Suggestions for Town Hall Meetings and council action will be much appreciated and your participation in these activities will be of great value to your community.

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