Fallbrook, Bonsall to benefit from guardrail plans

The County of San Diego’s Department of Public Works will be replacing and extending various guardrail end sections. The Board of Supervisors approved the advertisement for bid and award of a contract January 12, and DPW staff has been finessing the list of guardrail end sections to be replaced and extended. The January 12 action also […]

Protecting SLR River a major concern

The San Diego County Water Authority’s Engineering and Operations Committee heard a presentation February 24 on how CWA staff will proceed with the review of the proposed Gregory Canyon Landfill. Although the Regional Water Quality Control Board and not the CWA will make the decision whether protection of the San Luis Rey River is sufficient […]

CWA authorizes membrane

The San Diego County Water Authority voted to authorize a consultant agreement for a regional membrane bioreactor system study. The February 24 CWA board vote approves a contract with MWH Americas, Inc., for up to $74,185. The study will evaluate siting membrane bioreactors at locations throughout the county where customers with recycled water demands exist nearby. […]

Ljubenkov, Beezhold, Watson reappointed

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved the reappointments of John Ljubenkov and Jim Beezhold to seats on the Pala-Pauma Sponsor Group and Odgen Watson to his seat on the Upper San Luis Rey Resource Conservation District. The 5-0 vote March 1 seats Ljubenkov and Beezhold to terms expiring on January 5, 2009, and […]

Department of Parks and Recreation reviewing needs surveys

The County of San Diego’s Department of Parks and Recreation is reviewing the responses to its Community Needs Assessment Survey. Approximately 60,000 surveys were sent out to residents of Fallbrook, Lakeside, and Spring Valley, the three communities in which the county operates community centers. The Department of Parks and Recreation received approximately 6,000 surveys. “The response […]

Supervisors declare local emergency

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors declared a state of local emergency March 1. The 5-0 vote ratifies the proclamation of local emergency made by the county’s Chief Administrative Officer on February 24 as the result of the winter storm which began February 18. Damage assessment surveys are under way, but the county’s Department […]

CWA endorses Issa bill to fund Santa Margarita Project

The San Diego County Water Authority voted to endorse Federal legislation which would provide funding for the Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project. The CWA board voted February 24 to adopt a position of support for House Resolution 125, which would authorize the conjunctive use project involving the Fallbrook Public Utility District and Camp Pendleton and […]

Supervisors increase fire mitigation fees

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted March 2 to increase the fire mitigation fees assessed for new construction. Since the increase involves an ordinance, it will return to the supervisors March 23 for a second reading and adoption. Assuming that it is adopted, the new fees will take effect on July 1. Fees for […]

Task force recommends $54,315 for Rainbow VFD

The County of San Diego’s Task Force on Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services has recommended $54,315 for emergency communications equipment for the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Department. The unanimous February 18 recommendation will be brought to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who are expected to consider the item at a March meeting. “It’s […]

County to securitize VLF repayment promise

The County of San Diego will securitize the promised repayments by the State of California for revenue taken from the Vehicle License Fee. The 5-0 Board of Supervisors vote February 9 authorizes the sale of the county’s VLF receivable to the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) for a minimum sale price of $56.6 million, […]