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Winter/spring edition of City of San Marcos 360

The winter/spring edition of the City of San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available. Residents and businesses will be receiving the publication in their mailboxes this week. Featuring articles on award winning schools, development updates, holiday safety tips, the city’s move to district elections and more, the free magazine serves to connect residents to their government.

San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings.

Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and senior programs.

For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.san-marcos.net/newsletter.

Back to School Update from City of San Marcos


As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session later this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that continued relief is on the way.

In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next year. Planned projects include resurfacing of Rancho Santa Fe Road and annual pavement repair work throughout the community. New traffic signals slated for the intersections of Borden Road, Richland Road and Rose Ranch Road will also provide safer routes to Richland Elementary School.

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

For the latest traffic and road work updates, visit www.san-marcos.net/roadwork or sign up for automatic traffic email alerts by visiting www.san-marcos.net/alerts.

City of San Marcos Cocos Fire Update for 10:00 AM

FIRE UPDATE: 10 am, Friday, May 16
Cocos Fire size currently 3,018 acres
Posted Date: 5/16/2014 10:00 AM

The Cocos Fire size is currently 3,018 acres with ten percent containment and fire crews are working around the clock to ensure safety and to get residents back to their homes as soon as possible. No injuries have been reported. 

No changes in reopoulation orders and  mandatory evacuations at this time.  


Residents on the west side of Via Vera Cruz, including neighborhoods of Lake San Marcos and residences to the east up to Via Vera Cruz.

Entry points into the neighborhoods listed above will be through Rancho Santa Fe, from the southwest and Discovery Street to Via Vera Cruz from the north.

Link to Evacuated Areas: http://www.bit.ly/1mWol89. (Map is slow to load, please be patient.)

Mandatory Evacuations are to REMAIN in PLACE for the following locations:
The neighborhoods of Discovery Hills, Discovery Meadows, San Elijo Hills, Oak Creek Ranch, Coronado Hills and residents living north and west of West Valley Parkway between Via Rancho Parkway and Highway 78.

For mandatory evacuations still in place, statewide fire crews are working around the clock to ensure area safety and get residents back to their homes as soon as possible.

Updated fire incident:

Acres: 3,018 acres
Percent Contained: 10%
Structure Damage: confirmed 1 home in San Marcos and other 3 in San Diego County on the San Marcos border; updates are still to come
Injuries: none reported

Road Closures
Road closures have been issued for the following locations. Due to these closures, morning traffic is expected to be congested. Residents and motorists are advised to avoid these roads and use alternate routes.

Road closures have been issued for the following locations. Residents and motorists are advised to avoid these roads and use alternate routes.

-Twin Oaks Valley Road south of SR-78
-Discovery Street east of Via Vera Cruz
-San Elijo Road (all directions)
-Melrose Drive east of Rancho Santa Fe Road
-Elfin Forest Road (from City limits)
-Questhaven Road (from City limits)
-Coronado Hills Drive (all directions)
-La Moree Road (all directions)
-La Costa Meadows Drive (all directions)
-Cima Drive east of Via Vera Cruz
-Canyon Heights east of Via Vera Cruz
-Bridgeport Court north of Via Vera Cruz
-Honeysuckle Drive north of Via Vera Cruz
-Honeyglen Drive east of Via Vera Cruz
-Bent Avenue south of W. San Marcos Blvd.

The following off ramps on eastbound SR-78 are closed:
– Nordahl Road, eastbound

Trash services collection has been delayed in all evacuation areas.

For safety purposes, power has been shut down for all of Coronado Hills. Utilities such as water and sewer have not been disrupted.

City Hall will remain open for regular business hours at significantly reduced staffing levels.

San Marcos Community Services, including the Senior Center and Gymnasium will be closed through Friday, May 16, and all classes have been canceled.

The top priority in a situation of this magnitude has been and continues to be the safety and security of San Marcos citizens. As this safety is assured, the next major priority is to protect the structures in the way of this major fire.

CAL FIRE is now the all regional fire resource management agencies coordinating the unified command response for the Cocos Fire.

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for San Diego County and the City of San Marcos has also declared a state of emergency. The City of San Marcos will receive both federal and state support to maintain prolonged resource deployment in response to the fires currently burning across 1,200 acres in San Marcos and surrounding areas.

For more information and frequent status updates, please visit www.san-marcos.netwww.facebook.com/sanmarcoscity orwww.twitter.com/sanmarcoscity and keep your radio tuned to San Marcos AM 1610.

Final San Marcos City General Plan Public Workshop Series on Land Use!

San Marcos, CA

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San Marcos has been working on an update of its general plan since Fall 2009, and the City is now in the final stretch of its public outreach portion of the project.

The last workshop series to receive community feedback on proposed land use changes will be held this month. From there, the general plan will get further refined.

Please be aware that there may be significant land use changes near your property. These changes could include things like increased density/intensity, increased building heights or land use rezoning (i.e. mixed-use, commercial, multi-family).

Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the last community workshops on the land use portion of the general plan update and express your thoughts on proposed changes!

To learn more about what land uses are proposed near your property, please visit ourcityourfuture.com or call (760) 744-PLAN (7526).

Public Workshop Series Dates

September 23, 6:30 pm
Twin Oaks Elementary School
1 Cassou Road
September 29, 6:30 pm
San Elijo Elementary School
1615 Schoolhouse Way
September 27, 6:30 pm
Senior Center
111 Richmar Avenue
September 30, 6:30 pm
CSUSM (McMahan House)
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
Free parking in Lot B