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Athletic Fields at Joan MacQueen AND a Community Park for Alpine – Dianne Jacobs States There is Financial Room for BOTH

Information submitted by Lou Russo-

The best news for Alpine! A number of ladies (Yolaine Stout, Barbara Murray, Pat Barton and Mary Harris) have been working behind the scenes for a Park for All in Alpine. Friday, Mary got the below email from Adam Wison, on Supervisor Jacob’s staff.  Oh, and UT Reporter Karen Karen Beth Pearlman has been crucial in helping. Give her a shout out also! Read past articles on the proposed Sports Complex & Community Park here

 

“Hi Mary – It was a pleasure chatting with you today. I wanted to re-affirm my responses in writing to the questions you had related to a few items in Alpine:

Alpine Local Park Acquisition:
During this year’s budget process, the County Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of $6.5M for this fiscal year (2018-2019) for the acquisition and development of a community park in Alpine. I’ve attached a page (#512) from the County’s Capital Program which is within the County’s overall budget. You will see it highlights the funding source and total project cost ($13M) as well as provides a general scope of the project. The County is currently in negotiations with a property owner in Alpine to move this project forward.

Joan MacQueen Middle School:
Supervisor Jacob has also expressed interest to assist with the development of athletic fields at Joan MacQueen Middle School. She is willing to help with the funding of this project as well as long as there is a financial partner(s) with matching contributions. I know recently the Alpine Community Planning Group took a vote to recommend the use of $900K of PLDO dollars to help fund this project. I want to remind you that the ACPG’s action is a recommendation to the County and the final decision to use this money is to-be-determined.

Alpine (Overall):
Based on the information above, Supervisor Jacob is committed to both projects. She believes that both projects do not need to compete against each other (i.e. financially) and that the overall uses for both projects can have a balanced approach to reflect the overall park needs of the entire community.

Green Park Initiative:
Supervisor Jacob brought forward an initiative last year to further promote the development of parks in the unincorporated areas of San Diego. In short, the County established a $13M fund to jumpstart a backlog of parks that were stuck in the development process due to old policies prohibiting us from building them. With new policies in place, this is yet another pot of money demonstrating the County’s commitment to building new parks. Attached is the board letter and prospective park project spending plan associated with this action.

NOTE: This $13M fund is entirely separate from the $13M identified specifically for an Alpine Park.
I hope this information is helpful and demonstrates that Supervisor Jacob is well committed to developing world-class park facilities not just in the community of Alpine but in all the unincorporated regions of the County. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions or comments. Thank you.”

Adam Wilson – Land Use Advisor, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob
619-531-5522

 

5 comments to Athletic Fields at Joan MacQueen AND a Community Park for Alpine – Dianne Jacobs States There is Financial Room for BOTH

  • Mary Harris

    Subscribing to comments

  • Carol Ciota

    Hi:
    My name is Carol Ciota. I have lived in Alpine for 19 1/2 years and think this a great idea. I would love to help you ladies with the park. If you need help my cell is 619-252-6871.
    Thank you.
    P.S. Will there be a dog park also?

  • I am working on an updated story on this issue, if anyone wants to reach out to me at karen.pearlman@sduniontribune.com — thank you

  • George Barnett

    At her Coffee with Constituents last fall, Supervisor Jacob said both projects should go ahead; that she supported both. She has been consistent in that message for just on one year.

    At last Thursday’s Planning Group meeting, the chairperson, Travis Lyon, officially reported to the Group and to the community on his very recent discussions with Supervisor Jacob. The report last Thursday?

    Supervisor Jacob reiterated her support of both parkland projects – Joan MacQueen sports fields improvements and the aggressive search of a passive park for Alpine.

  • Lou Russo

    Thank you ladies!

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