By Mickey Zeichick
Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive. Our scheduled speaker is Mr. Kevin Beiser from the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education. He will discuss, among other things: Putting Kids First, the end of the year-round school system, and the idea of starting school at the end of August rather than after Labor Day.
The next NCPI meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Dec. 15, 2014, at the Zion Avenue Community Church in Allied Gardens. For a copy of the upcoming agenda or minutes of past meetings visit navajoplanners.org. These items are available three days before the upcoming meeting. I know of no pending San Carlos matters for the December meeting.
We held our Neighborhood Watch Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and while the turnout was low we had a good “work shop.” As we all know, our San Diego Police Department, while they do a terrific job, cannot be everywhere. Because we live in our neighborhoods we need to have some responsibility of ensuring that they stay as safe and secure as possible, and that we keep a helpful eye out for each other. And, we must not forget the positive role that the RSVP volunteers can play in helping us out by visiting folks who are sick and if you go on vacation, RSVP can check on your property periodically.
The rains are (finally) here and our drought is being helped somewhat. But, that does not mean that we should go back to old habits and not pay attention to the drought instructions provided last month by the city of San Diego, the San Diego County Water Authority, and the state of California. Water is still a precious commodity and we still don’t have enough on hand to spend this commodity willy-nilly.
A big thank you to Councilmember Scott Sherman’s office, as all of the City Council members, for trying to stay on top of fixing potholes and keeping our street surfaces smooth. Because of the wonderful rains, most likely we will experience new potholes.
To find out what is happening in our San Carlos neighborhood go to nextdoor.com. If you would like to discuss a matter please call me at 619-461-6032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you all a happy holiday season and may we enjoy contentment, peace, good health and living in this great city.
—Mickey Zeichick is the president of the San Carlos Area Council.