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CPUC – SDG&E San Marcos to Escondido Powerline Update

Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has prepared a Final CEQA Document for consideration of San Diego Gas and Electric Company’s (SDG&E’s) application (A.17-11-010) to construct, operate, and maintain the San Marcos to Escondido Tie Line (TL) 6975 69kV Project (Project). The Final CEQA Document provides details regarding the agency and public review of the Project’s Draft IS/MND, including a review process summary, a list of commenters, comments received, CPUC’s responses to comments, any resulting text revisions to the Draft IS/MND, and the final Mitigation Monitoring and Compliance Reporting Plan.

Description of the Project.

The Project is located in the cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Vista, and San Marcos, as well as in unincorporated San Diego County. The Project includes a combination of new overhead single-circuit electric power line structures, rebuild of existing structures from single circuit to double circuit, and reconductoring and re-energizing of approximately 12 miles of a 69 kilovolt (kV) overhead electric power line from the existing San Marcos Substation to the existing Escondido Substation in San Diego County, California. The Project would require acquisition of 1.2 acres of new right-of-way (ROW) adjacent to existing ROW.

 

Availability of Final CEQA Document.

The Final CEQA Document will be available for viewing on the Project website no later than Friday, January 10, 2020:

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/info/esa/TL6975/index.html

This website will continue to be used to post all public documents during the environmental review process. Any questions or other communications regarding the Final CEQA Document will continue to be accepted by telephone at (619) 719-4207, or by e-mail at TL6975SanMarcos@esassoc.com.

Next Steps in the CPUC Review Process

The CPUC Administrative Law Judge has scheduled a Pre-Hearing Conference (PHC) on February 7, 2020. Parties to the proceeding (A. 17-11-010) have been notified by the CPUC docket office.

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San Elijo Hills Schools Closed 10/30/19

Double Peak School San Elijo Elementary San Elijo Middle School Communities:

Due to weather conditions that are anticipated to increase throughout the rest of the night and into tomorrow, SDG&E has informed the District that they will be turning off the power to Double Peak School, San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle School during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 30th and it is not anticipated to come back on until later that day.

Therefore, school will be closed for Wednesday, October 30th at Double Peak School, San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle School. This includes Kids on Campus, before-school programs and after-school programs.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. The safety of our students and staff is always the number one priority.

STAFF: If you live in an area that is not impacted by the power outages and you would like to assist the District involuntarily covering staff shortages throughout the District, please contact Ashley Gagnon in Human Resources at (760) 290-2840.

SDG&E is continuing to monitor the forecasted weather conditions and the potential impacts for Thursday and Friday.

In addition to future email communications, updates will also be posted on District and school websites as well as social media accounts

Another Public Safety Power Shutoff possible in 24-48 hours

SDGE Alert: Forecasted weather conditions could affect the power lines that serve your community. We are currently monitoring the potential for adverse weather conditions to begin within 24 to 48 hours. These conditions may require us to turn off the power for public safety in your community. If you do experience an outage, the power will stay off until we can safely restore it. Please be prepared to activate your personal family emergency plan.

Learn More: visit SDGE.com/Ready.

Additional languages: SDGE.com/m2e

City Council Tomorrow Night (Tuesday 5.14.19 at 6:00 p.m.)

Let’s close out this phase of our efforts with a bang. Hope to see you tomorrow night. When you arrive make sure to pick up your special sticker on the way into the Council chambers.
The meeting starts at 6:00, but if you cannot make it exactly at 6:00 don’t worry, they start with proclamations and presentations and then other agenda items, including some public comment before getting to our issue.

If you are not comfortable speaking, you can submit your comments at the meeting in the form of a letter. If you do speak and read your remarks make sure to submit them so they will be included in the City’s response to the CPUC. Depending on the number of speakers, we will get from 3-5 minutes each.

City Council Meeting
1 Civic Center Drive
Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m

Wooden Poles – We are still looking for any and all pictures with the old wooden poles and power lines (pre-2010). Take this opportunity to stroll down memory lane, and look for pictures that might have them in the background. Three people have done just that and come up with pictures of their now college-aged kids out playing in the cul-de-sac or out on the hiking trails. Make this a fun challenge.

Thank you, one more time, to everyone who attended the April 30 CPUC meetings or has participated online via the website or facebook page. We are strong together!!

Pictures or questions:  Robert Pack – packrobert@gmail.com or 760-809-3299

For further information: 

sanmarcospowerlines.com

facebook.com/stopthepowerlines

The CPUC is coming to Town in 4 Days – Are you Prepared?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday is 4 days away! At this point, please don’t say – what’s happening Tuesday?! Hopefully you are up to speed and spreading the word on the new transmission lines.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
Attend one or both meetings – make that commitment HERE:

San Elijo Recreation Center (Terrace Hall)
1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

San Marcos Community Center (Main Hall)
3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Goal: Standing room only at both meetings with enough speakers to fill the entire two hour hearing. You, your neighbor, your friends – we need headcount! The more speakers, the greater our impact will be on the CPUC. The CPUC has come from San Francisco to hear our concerns. Let them hear yours because the last official document SDG&E provided to the CPUC stated:

“To date, SDG&E has not identified any areas of controversy regarding the Proposed Project and has not identified any major issues that remain unresolved prior to construction of the Proposed Project.”

We need to show and tell the CPUC we do have “Areas of Controversy” and “Major Issues remain Unresolved”. Don’t let this project happen without voicing your concern. This is the time to act and your actions will make a difference.

Your Homework: Have you personalized your story? Attached are Talking Points. Make sure to ask the CPUC to complete an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) so our concerns and possible alternative routes can be seriously considered including a more in-depth fire risk analysis. Share your story – your narrative about how living in a high fire hazard severity zone affects you and your family. Speak out for our community next week. Plead with the CPUC not to increase our fire risk, to negatively impact the aesthetic nature of our community, to protect our property values, etc. Most importantly, make your voice heard.

Forward this email to your local networks, copy/paste to social media, and encourage participation in your neighborhood. Your community needs you! Now is the Time for Action!

For more details and the latest information:
sanmarcospowerlines.com or
facebook.com/StopThePowerLines or
Contact Robert Pack at packrobert@gmail.com or 760-809-3299

Your Community Needs You to Speak Up about Powerlines

 

Hopefully, you’ve all taken a moment to review the email we sent out early this week and the embedded links about the large electrical transmission lines that have been slated to be constructed throughout our community.

Hopefully, you’ve all scheduled your sitters, blocked your calendars, and are making carpool arrangements with your neighbors.

Hopefully, you’ve signed up on the Google Form to commit to showing up for your community on April 30th.

While we wait for the 30th to approach, we need you to make your comment personal. Review the attached talking points and develop your comments, your story, and find your voice.  Once you have your comments prepared consider sharing them on the 30th. You don’t have to speak at the hearings, headcount is most important, but reading your comments/story aloud at the meeting will help us in our show of force and makes the biggest impact.  A judge who will preside over the final decision will be in attendance, so your voices will be heard, and what you say matters.

REMEMBER:

1: Attend 1 or both CPUC hearings

  • April 30th from 1 pm – 3 pm at the SEH Rec Center (Terrace Hall)

1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078

  • April 30th from 6 pm – 8 pm at the San Marcos Civic Center

3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069

Bring a neighbor, a friend, and pack these hearings. Forward this email to your local networks, copy/paste to social media, and encourage participation in your neighborhood. Your community needs you!!

Join our FB page to stay up to date on event details.

Visit our website for more details, maps, etc. at sanmarcospowerlines.com.  Contact Robert Pack directly at packrobert@gmail.com or 760-809-3299 with any questions.

-Resident Committee to Stop the Powerlines

Petition – No new Powerline Poles in San Elijo Hills

San Marcos and San Elijo Hills here is a petition for no new Powerline Poles in our community.

Currently, the best place for information regarding SDG&E’s proposal is the website:

http://www.sanmarcospowerlines.com

The website with all of the files and documents SDG&E has filed for permission to build this new transmission line can be found at the CPUC website:

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environme…/info/esa/tl6975/index.html

SDGE power outages in parts of San Elijo Hills

With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit www.sdge.com/outages for the latest updates.

The City of San Marcos and SDG&E offer residents tips for staying warm this winter

As colder winter months approach, the City of San Marcos and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) officials wish to remind residents that there are several ways to stay warm and save on energy costs this season.

For starters, older homes may benefit from new windows, insulation and duct sealing. San Diego Gas and Electric has an energy upgrade incentive program to help make homes more energy efficient. The program also gives participants money back. Interested residents should visit sdge.com/energyupgrade to learn more. Also, space heaters are best for heating just one room. Homeowners may be spending more money on energy costs if they use multiple space heaters instead of using the home’s gas furnace to heat the entire house.

To learn more about staying warm and conserving energy, please visit www.sgde.com.

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