Subject: The County of San Diego’s SD15 Property Specific Request (also known as Copper Hills in San Marcos) proposes up to 362 dwellings and 138,000of commercial space on San Elijo Road (next to old landfill) will be on the Planning Commission agenda for a Public Hearing. This is the last step before it heads to the Board of Supervisors for approval
When: This Friday, June 22 at 9am.
Important details: This is part of a larger County-initiated GPA called Property Specific Requests. There will be 43 PSRs presented to the Commissioners on Friday. Some will be quick and others will be more extensive. The Planning Commission requires that people fill out a speaker slip before 9am. SD15 will not be heard until later in the day, but you will still need to fill out a speaker slip (you can leave and come back later). Read the Notice of Public Hearing for more detail.
Location: County Planning Commission Conference Center, 5520 Overland Avenue, San Diego 92123
What will happen: The County Staff will present their findings and recommendation to the Planning Commission who will then vote to recommend for or against recommending approval. This is part of the County of San Diego’s process since the property is in the unincorporated County. It then goes the Board of Supervisors later this year.
Why should I attend? The County is specifically asking to hear from residents who might be affected by the project. Community input is important in projects like this, so the more attend the better. Public testimony can make a difference in approving or denying projects like this.
What if I can’t? Live bodies are always best and it is always important to do your civic duty to participate in the process even if it only once in a while… but, if you cannot attend, please make sure to email your comments to the County Planner, Kevin Johnston at the contact info below (and please cc the Town Council firstname.lastname@example.org).
PRIMER ON PROPOSED COPPER HILLS DEVELOPMENT/SD15
You may have seen a sign on the property right next to the former landfill site (on San Elijo Road) for a project named “Copper Hills.” Copper Hills is a project that is being proposed by a developer (Stephen A. Bieri Company) to the City of San Marcos. The land itself is actually in the unincorporated County of San Diego. San Marcos does not have jurisdiction (though the developer could attempt an annexation). In the County of San Diego, the developer is also attempting to change the current zoning of that land in case they choose to pursue the project in County jurisdiction. This zoning amendment (General Plan Amendment) is being called SD15 in the County of San Diego. Click link for more information. http://eepurl.com/dlJ-LL
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Letter we received from frustrated San Elijo Hills resident:
I’m a San Elijo Hills resident and an avid reader of this blog with a question I hope you can answer. Is there any way to rally the residents of our neighborhood regarding getting more cell towers installed? Is there anyway the San Elijo Life Blog can be used to help draw attention to this cause? My wife and I have lived here since 2004 – first in Westridge and now in the Azure/Saverne community. In both homes over these past five years our cell service has been horrible – my wife with Verizon and me with AT&T. We’ve tried various phones and when we entertain on weekends, our friends have the same issues with a slew of carriers. I work from a home office and have to pay for a land line simply because cell service is so horrible out here. I would’ve dropped the home line years ago if that weren’t the case. I can’t imagine we’re the only SEH residents with this complaint. That said, the million dollar question remains — how do we take action? How do we rally other frustrated residents? There is ZERO reason an up and coming community like ours is in the dark ages regarding cell phone coverage. I would be glad to get on board… write letters… rally troops. Whatever it takes. It only took five years, but I’m finally at my breaking point regarding this matter. Please advise as to how we can solve this problem for our neighborhood.
Post your comments as a show of support for improved cell phone coverage in San Elijo Hills!