Mission Trails Master Plan Update- Draft EIR Scoping Meeting
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor and Interpretive Center.
The City of San Diego Planning, Neighborhoods & Economic Development Department, Park Planning Section, initiated a formal Master Plan Update (MPU) process for Mission Trail Regional Park (MTRP) in the winter of 2010. The MTRP MPU process included a series of public workshops, held in the spring of 2011, to engage local stakeholders and the interested public in the identification and refinement of future development options for MTRP.
As part of the MPU process, a Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) is also being prepared. The NRMP, a requirement of the Multiple Species Conservation Program (MSCP), is being developed concurrently with the MPU to ensure that protection and management concerns for both environmental and cultural resources have been fully assessed and integrated into the MPU.
A Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will also be written as a part of this effort to ensure California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for all proposed facilities and management activities planned as part of both the MPU and NRMP. Due to the programmatic nature of the EIR, supplemental detailed CEQA consistency analysis may be required for the future development and management activities.
The public drafts of the MTRP Master Plan Update (MPU) and Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) are complete and available for public review. LINK to view the documents.
The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) has been posted. This is the time for the public to comment on the adequacy of the draft PEIR.
Link to view the document.
If you have comments on the Draft MPU, please send them to Jeff Harkness at email@example.com by May 2, 2014.
Election Date: Monday, March 17, 2014
Location: Zion Avenue Community Church, 4880 Zion Avenue
The Navajo Community Planners, Inc is requesting qualified applicants to apply for the open seats in the upcoming Annual Election for the Navajo Community Planning Group. The election will be held on March 17, 2014 at 4880 Zion Avenue, 92120 at 7:00 PM.
In order to be a candidate for this open seat, an eligible member of the Navajo community must have attended two (2) meetings of the NCPl during the last 10 months (prior to the February Election Date) which can be documented. A completed application must be filled out and submitted by March 10, 6 pm in order for the applicant’s name to be placed on the ballot. Applications can be found on the NCPI website at navajoplanners.org and can be submitted by the due date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Navajo Community Planners, Inc. was formed and recognized by the City Council to make recommendations to the City Council, Planning Commission, City staff, and other governmental agencies on land use matters, specifically concerning the preparation of, adoption of, implementation of, or amendment to, the General Plan or a land use plan when a plan relates to the Navajo community boundaries (Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Grantville and San Carlos).
All members of the Navajo community are eligible to vote at this Special Election as long as they have proof of identity which may include, but not limited to: a property tax bill, utility bill, valid photo identification or valid and current business license. Further, businesses will be allowed one (1) vote per business for purposes of the election. If an individual meets more than one of the eligibility requirements, then he/she is only eligible to cast one (1) vote. Non-residents property owners or their designees are allowed only one (1) vote per property.
At the request of the City Council’s Rules & Economic Development Committee, the City’s Planning, Neighborhoods & Economic Development Department has prepared a draft Economic Development Strategy (EDS) for the Committee’s consideration. The draft EDS has taken into consideration the input provided to City staff from a wide variety of business-serving and non-business organizations and hundreds of individual businesses and ad hoc committees, over the course of the last several years. The draft EDS is now ready for public review and comment.
http://docs.sandiego.gov/ccagenda_rules_ogir/r131211_Agenda.pdf (see Item #4 for Staff Report, PowerPoint, and Attachments)
The draft was reviewed and discussed by the City Council’s Rules & Economic Development Committee on December 11, 2013. Public input from two stakeholder organizations indicated a desire for a more comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, by adding a discussion and policy objectives regarding housing and general infrastructure improvements, which are concepts often considered tangential to economic development. When asked for clarification regarding the scope of the EDS, the Committee expressed a preference for an EDS focused more narrowly on traditional economic development efforts such as the creation of jobs, the revitalization of small business districts, and augmentation of the City’s tax base.
Written comments can be sent to the City at any time prior to 5:00 pm on Monday January 20, 2014. Comments can be sent directly via reply to this email, or can be sent by mail to the address listed below:
Business Development Manager
City of San Diego
Planning, Neighborhoods & Economic Development Department
1200 Third Avenue, Suite 1400
San Diego, CA 92101
Additionally, the City will offer two public workshops on the EDS at the time and place listed below:
Tuesday January 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday January 14, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Both Workshops will be held at:
Santa Fe Room
2150 Pan American Rd. West
San Diego, CA 92101
Parking is free
A letter from Scott Cooper, Assistant Planner with the City of San Diego Development Services Department, addressed to District 7 Councilmember Scott Sherman as well as Navajo Community Planners, states:
The above referenced project was determined to be exempt pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and attached is the Notice of Right to Appeal (NORA), which will be posted on the City’s website by December 16, 2013. The NORA has been distributed to the appropriate council district, the recognized community planning group, and to any interested parties (if applicable).
Scott Cooper / Associate Planner
City of San Diego / Development Services Department / Environmental Analysis Section
Phone: 619.446.5378 / Fax: 619.446.5499
Due to a lack of items for the agenda, the November NCPI meeting has been cancelled by NCPI Chair Matthew J. Adams.