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, […]

‘Mystery of the Nile’ nice follow-up to Lewis and Clark

When “Mystery of the Nile” opened at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center on February 18, the film started out at a disadvantage. In 2002 the Fleet Science Center had premiered “Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West,” and the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration (the Corps of Discovery left St. Louis in May 2004) is […]

Transportation impact fees delayed

The transportation impact fees for Ramona and Fallbrook which were expected to be implemented in January were instead delayed due to concerns from other portions of the county about the expansion of the program to a countywide impact fee. A 4-1 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote January 12 granted the continuance requested by […]

Wall, Robidart receive county’s Volunteer of the Month award

At the February 1 meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Robert Wall and Gabe Robidart were honored with the county’s Volunteer of the Month award. Wall and Robidart are members of the Sheriff’s Department Senior Volunteer Patrol and have been involved in the development and administration of the Senior Volunteer Elder Abuse […]

Supervisors retain existing yield control for Olive Hill at Burma Road

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors ratified a Traffic Advisory Committee decision to retain the existing yield control at the intersection of Olive Hill Road and Burma Road. The 5-0 vote February 9 retains the yield sign for northbound traffic on Olive Hill Road approaching Burma Road. The decision also grants the recommendation of […]