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Post 2018 Alpine Election Thoughts – By Mary Harris

Food For Thought: Alpine Elections 2018

Running for a seat on the Alpine Community Planning Group taught me a lot. It was like a crash course on local politics.  I’ve been attending the group for over three years and I can tell you this:  if you have views that are not a carbon copy of the group majority, don’t expect to be warmly welcomed.  When I was campaigning, lies sprouted up like weeds from long term group members, and their friends, on Alpine’s social media sites. Some made little sense. One individual said that I had called Cal Trans and asked them to remove a church banner. This had nothing to do with the election. It was coming from a person grasping at straws, looking to put me in a bad light.

One Alpine woman, who works for Channel 10 News, posted a three year old video (edited) that she made of me and my puppy, walking on Christmas Eve. She was angry that my puppy was off leash in an area where he should have been leashed. I was startled by her abrasiveness. She came at me like a bully, demanding that I tell her my name and where I was from. I was ready to get home after a nice, long walk. I was alone, and, frankly, afraid. Not knowing how to respond to her aggressive demands, I gave her a false name, hoping she would go on her way. Before they left, she gave me this sarcastic greeting, “Merry ****ing Christmas! In all fairness, if one intends to publicize moments like this one, they should either notify the public that it has been edited or publish it in its entirety, which she did neither. She claimed that I gave her permission to do this. While I did tell her, “Go ahead”, it was without understanding her intent. As it turns out, she is friends with planning group members who had their own reasons to discredit me. When she found out I was running for the ACPG, she used the video to make me look bad, saying I was irresponsible, and a liar. Really? Many people were allowing their dogs off leash in that area, and it just emphasized to me how much Alpine needed a dog park. And who has not given a fake name to throw a bully off their trail? None of the good things that I have accomplished were taken into account, and indeed, not many are known by that group. When they want what they want, this is how they go about getting it.

Ironically, it was this meeting along with my discovery of Back Country Land Trust authorizing the use of Roundup at Wrights Field, on the very kind of plants that dogs like to eat, Wild Oats, that brought me to the ACPG in the first place, which was to advocate for a dog park in Alpine. I found out that the planning group had not been able to get a community park here, even after trying for twenty plus years. My efforts then went towards advocating for a community park, with the intent of having a dog park located within the park once it was established.

No one who attacked my character actually knows me. All of this nonsense was just to try to alter the outcome of the election. If someone like me, who is minimal competition, is gone after in such a fashion, imagine what lengths would be gone to in order to affect the chances of one who is significantly greater competition. The only thing I can say is: shame on these manipulators, whose intent is to destroy the names of good people, attempting to discredit them. I hope that the people of Alpine will ‘consider the source’.  As I’ve said, I have learned a lot.

Mary Harris

 

 

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Special Meeting (Agenda) – December 6, 2018

Alpine Community Planning Group – Notice of Special Meeting | Final Agenda
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. October 25, 2018
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. The owner of a 0.75-acre lot located at 2115 Arnold Way and Olivewood Lane in Alpine has applied for a discretionary permit for a site plan exemption to develop a 13-unit townhome project (PDS2018-STP-18-030). The lot is zoned Village Core Mixed Use.  Water service shall be provided by Padre Dam and the project will connect to sewer.  NOTICE – The county of San Diego has noticed the group that this project does not require a recommendation from the ACPG.  All public feedback will be directed to Alpine Design Review Board and the County of San Diego PDS.   Information Item Only.
    2. The owner of a 25.66-acre parcel located at 7177 Horsethief Canyon Road, Alpine, CA 91901 has applied for a discretionary permit for agricultural clearing (PDS2018-AD-18-023). The application requests to clear existing vegetation in order to allow for agricultural planting.  The group may make a recommendation to the County of San Diego on this application.  Presentation, Discussion & Action.
    3. At the October 11th & 25th, 2018 meetings of the ACPG the County of San Diego presented for discussion the Draft Goals and Policies for the Alpine Community Plan Update. The planning group will continue the review the recommendations from the county and may make a recommendation on:
      1. Consensus Goals and Policies
      2. Goals and Policies that were requested for further discussion
  • New Goals and Policies
  1. Presentation, Discussion & Action.
  1. Group Business:
    1. Oath of office for Seat #3 – Colby Ross.
    2. Members of the public interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group can make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve. Group may make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy for Seat #7.   Discussion & Action
    3. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action
  2. Consent Calendar
  3. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  4. Officer Reports
  5. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  6. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  7. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  8. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – January 24th, 2019
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – December 7th & 14th, 2018
    4. Board of Supervisors – December 11th & 12th, 2018
  9. Adjournment of Meeting

 

Submitted By:

Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
travislyonacpg@gmail.com

 

Planning Group Members:

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

 

Public Disclosure

We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

 

Access and Correction of Personal Information

You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Special Meeting (Agenda) – November 8, 2018

Alpine Community Planning Group – Notice of Special Meeting | Final Agenda
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00pm
Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. At the October 11th & 25th, 2018 meetings of the ACPG the County of San Diego presented for discussion the Draft Goals and Policies for the Alpine Community Plan Update. The planning group will continue the review the recommendations from the county and may make a recommendation on:
      1. Consensus Goals and Policies
      2. Goals and Policies that were requested for further discussion
  • New Goals and Policies
  1. Presentation, Discussion & Action.
  1. Group Business:
    1. Oath of office for Seat #3 – Colby Ross.
  2. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – TBD
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – November 16th, 2018
    4. Board of Supervisors – November 13th & 14th, 2018
  3. Adjournment of Meeting

Disclaimer Language

Public Disclosure: We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

 

Access and Correction of Personal Information: You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Submitted By:

Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
travislyonacpg@gmail.com

 

Planning Group Members:

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

Statement from Al Haven, Running for Open Seat on Alpine Planning Group 2018-2019

My name is Albert Haven and I am a candidate for the ALPINE COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUP.

As an ‘Alpiner’ for over 40 years, I have experienced many changes to our community. I arrived here when I was selected to be Superintendent of Schools for Alpine. I came to love this community and determined to stay. Over the years, I have served in Alpine Kiwanis; on the Alpine Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; on the Alpine Community Center Board during the building program; as a founding and continuing member of the Alpine High School Citizens Committee; and, for many years, on the Alpine Community Planning Group’s Circulation Committee.

Obviously, having lived here for so many years, I love Alpine. It is human to resist change in what you are comfortable with. But, I believe in a balance of land uses. I believe in moderate growth that enables the community and the business community to thrive. I support private property rights, but I oppose the thoughtless over-building that has led to a lowering of property values in other east county communities.

If elected to serve, I will be an advocate for a safer community – through planning for better circulation through an improved roadway system, and proactively working with the local fire department and CAL FIRE to make our community an example to others in terms of state-of-the-art response to wild fire. My wife and I saw our home destroyed on July 6th as the West Fire ravaged our area, and as we rebuild we intend to work toward the implementation of “best practices” to protect all of us in the future.

I hope I have your vote to represent your interests in planning the future of Alpine.

 

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

 

Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) Meeting (Agenda) – October 25, 2018

Alpine Community Planning Group – Notice of Regular Meeting | Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 6:00pm

Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

Archived Agendas & Minutes – http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/pds/gpupdate/comm/alpine.html

 

  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call of Members
  4. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements
    1. Approval of Minutes
      1. September 27, 2018
      2. October 11, 2018
    2. ACPG Statement: The Alpine Community Planning Group was formed for the purpose of advising and assisting the Director of Planning, the Zoning Administrator, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors in the preparation, amendment and implementation of community and sub-regional plans.  The Alpine Community Planning Group is an advisory body only.
  5. Open Discussion: Opportunity for members of the public to speak to the ACPG on any subject matter within the ACPG’s jurisdiction that is not on the posted agenda.
  6. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items
  7. Organized / Special Presentations
    1. The owner of a 0.75-acre lot located at 2115 Arnold Way and Olivewood Lane in Alpine has applied for a discretionary permit for a site plan to develop a 13-unit townhome project (PDS2018-STP-18-030). The lot is zoned Village Core Mixed Use.  Water service shall be provided by Padre Dam and the project will connect to sewer.  The group will make a recommendation to the county on the project.  Presentation, Discussion & Action.
    2. At the October 11, 2018 special meeting of the ACPG the County of San Diego presented for discussion the Draft Goals and Policies for the Alpine Community Plan Update. The group will continue the review with:
      1. Outline of New Goals and Policies
      2. Outline of Goals and Policies that require further discussion
  • Outline of Consensus Goals and Policies
  1. Presentation, Discussion & Action.
  1. The Alpine Union School District will present an update to the proposal for the Joan MacQueen Middle School Community & Recreation Facility Project. The group may make a recommendation to the county regarding the use of Park Land Dedication Ordinance funds to support the project. Presentation, Discussion & Action.
  1. Group Business:
    1. Members of the public interested in serving on the Alpine Community Planning Group can make a statement to the group about their credentials and desire to serve. Group may make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy for Seat #7.   Discussion & Action
    2. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action
  2. Consent Calendar
  3. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board)
  4. Officer Reports
  5. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary)
  6. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas
  7. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures
  8. Announcement of Meetings:
    1. Alpine Community Planning Group – November 8th, 2018
    2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD
    3. Planning Commission – October 26th, November 2nd & 16th 2018
    4. Board of Supervisors – October 30th & 31st, November 13th & 14th 2018
  9. Adjournment of Meeting

 

Disclaimer Language

Public Disclosure: We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information necessary to deliver our services. All information that may be collected becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and any County ordinance or other law governing the County’s disclosure of records, the County ordinance or other applicable law will control.

 

Access and Correction of Personal Information: You can review any personal information collected about you. You may recommend changes to your personal information you believe is in error by submitting a written request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

 

Submitted By:

Travis Lyon | Chairman – Alpine Community Planning Group. P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91903-1419. 619.952.8607
travislyonacpg@gmail.com

 

Planning Group Members:

Travis Lyon – Chairman travislyonacpg@gmail.com

Jim Easterling – Vice Chairman alpjim@cox.net

Sharmin Self – Secretary sharminselfacpg@aol.com

Glenda Archer archeracpg@gmail.com

George Barnett bigG88882@cox.net

Roger Garay rogertax@ix.netcom.com

Charles Jerney cajerney@protonmail.com

Mike Milligan michaelmilligan314@yahoo.com

Lou Russo louis.russo.acpg@gmail.com

Leslie Perricone leslieperriconeacpg@gmail.com

Richard Saldano rsaldano@contelproject.com

Kippy Thomas kippyt123@gmail.com

An Open Letter to Alpine About False Political Mailers – By Lou Russo

October 17, 2018 – Submitted by Lou Russo

Good morning all. I am in Norfolk, VA on business this week.  Back there in Alpine, your mailboxes are receiving the latest round of false slime political mailers about me in the election for Alpine School Board.  They began to appear in our mailboxes two elections ago and I knew they were coming this election, and what they would say.  The same person is responsible and as before, not a single one of the people running against me has stood up to condemn them.

To begin, let me state that the assertions on it are false, as have been the ones on the previous elections.  I am 66 years old and have NEVER been fired from ANY job.  I have never attacked ANY fire victim.  I have lost political races in the past but have NEVER lost a race for the Planning Group.

You may wonder why the same person keeps sending these out, election after election.  You will have to ask him (though I learned yesterday he won’t even admit to doing it).  In the end, he, and my opponents, believe a little bit of political power is worth the lies, worth having my family stared at the walk into Albertsons or Starbucks or anywhere else in Alpine and worth lying to Alpine.

The facts are simple, I can bring the change Alpine needs in our schools, while my opposition can only give you more of the same.  Their record is attached.  My ballot statements for both school board and planning group are attached.

Ask yourself if your schools are better off than they were four, or even two, years.  You know they are not.  You know if my opponents had anything positive, they would present it.  Their false slime flyers shows they don’t. Vote Russo!

 

The West Fire has taught us a lesson that I have known all along…

Development in Alpine must only be done with careful consideration for the fire threat in our area.  Emergency access is essential.  For years I have been the voice of reason on the Alpine Community Planning Group.  My primary concern is the safety of Alpine’s residents and protection of our homes, animals and possessions.  I have consistently stood up for intelligent, safe, development while protecting the private property rights of us all.  In addition, I am the only current planning group member to have worked with a group of residents for a park for all of Alpine, one that has shade, sports fields, picnic areas and a leash-free dog park.  Finally, I was the only current planning group member to have worked with parents to place the lighted crosswalk at Alpine Elementary and the traffic slowing signs at Joan McQueen Middle School.  A vote for me guarantees that you will be represented in planning decisions in our community.  I will not place any special interests above your interests.

 

ALPINE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT (AUSD) HAS BEEN WASTING MONEY

AUSD was sued by San Diego Unified for putting Endeavor Charter School in San Diego Unified boundary.  AUSD lost and Endeavor was shut down with employees losing their jobs!

AUSD sued Dehesa School District over the Heights Charter in Alpine.  AUSD lost.  (Recently Dehesa renewed the agreement with the Heights.  AUSD threatened to sue again!)

AUSD sued Grossmont Union High School District over bond language.  AUSD lost.

AUSD applied to the State Board of Education to break away from Grossmont and have its own Unified District.  AUSD lost.

AUSD had to shut down the district office and move the district headquarters to JMMS….because the office was damaged by a storm and AUSD didn’t have the money to repair it.

AUSD had the buses fail inspections by CHP two times and was on the verge of failing a third time.  AUSD couldn’t afford to fix them and had to contract with Grossmont to run our transportation.  AUSD sold its buses for scrap.  Our children rode on them for two years while CHP said entire transportation department was unsatisfactory and the buses unsafe!

The principal and vice principal at JMMS were illegally changing grades.  When caught, the principal was allowed to resign and the vice principal was sent back to the classroom.  Neither had any adverse action filed with the State as required!

One of the Trustees’ wives was illegally promoted and had to be sent back to her old job.

Federal Department of Education Civil Rights Division in San Francisco currently investigating AUSD over bullying/racial bullying!

Essential staff positions are going unfilled.  In particular, JMMS missing both a vice principal and a librarian.  No vice principal means no one to handle discipline.  No librarian means that school certification at risk because a librarian is required by state certifying agency.

AUSD spent over $1 Million of YOUR taxes in legal fees for the lawsuits/illegal activities!

AUSD is rated as AVERAGE by Great Schools ranking website while Heights Charter and Los Coches Creeks Middle School are rated superior!

AUSD running out of money in October and has to borrow.

AUSD employees, from best principal to best teachers to Chief Business Officer leaving district.

MOST IMPORTANT!  THE CURRENT AUSD TRUSTEES UP FOR ELECTION (DICKIE, WRAY, GUERRA) PROMISED US A HIGH SCHOOL IF WE ELECTED THEM LAST TIME.  WE GOT DEGRADATION OF ALPINE UNION SCHOOLS BUT NO HIGH SCHOOL!

 

*Please note that the Alpine Community network does not endorse ANY CANDIDATE. All candidates are welcome to submit information to be posted so the community of Alpine can be better informed.

 

Alpine Community Plan Update October 2018 Meeting Summary

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Thank you to those community members who were able to attend the special Community Planning Group meeting on October 11th to discuss the draft goals and policies for the Alpine Community Plan. We appreciate your time and input. (https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/CommunityGroups/AlpineCommunityPlanUpdate.html),

The Alpine Community Plan Update (update) will revise the existing 1979 Alpine Community Plan (amended in December 2016) to reflect the vision for the community. While the updated community plan must remain consistent with the goals and policies in the General Plan and other relevant County plans and programs, the Community Plan has the same legal authority as the County General Plan.

 

The update will include revisions to the goals and policies (the written vision for the community) and include topics such as land use, housing, mobility, public facilities and services, safety, conservation, open space, and recreation. Maps for land use and transportation/”mobility” will be developed based on the goals and policies and zoning/design guidelines will be updated. The update will also include an implementation plan.

As a part of the update, the Board of Supervisors provided direction to staff in June of 2014 and December 2015 to establish a special feasibility study boundary and draft comprehensive amendments to Areas of Consideration (AOCs) AL-5, 6, and 7. During scope development, AOCs AL-3, 4, and 11B were added. The market feasibility analysis will provide information related to land costs and used to determine appropriate land use densities with the infrastructure study will include an assessment of costs for infrastructure such as roads, water, sewer, electricity, and fire protection.

Project Timeline

The Alpine Community Plan update will be conducted over an approximate 36-month period. Below are the phases and durations of the project:

1. Project Initiation Spring 2017 – Fall 2017
2. Research Existing Conditions Fall 2017 – Winter 2017 / 2018
3. Analysis Summer 2018 – Summer 2019
4. Draft Community Plan/SEIR Summer 2019 – Spring 2020
5. Final Community Plan/SEIR Spring 2020 – Summer 2020
6. Final PC / BOS Summer 2020

How to Get Involved

The Alpine Community Plan update will have multiple opportunities for stakeholder involvement throughout the entire update process.

Materials presented at workshops and presentations will also be made available on the project website after each event. The Public Outreach and Engagement Plan provides additional information about the public outreach plan.

Materials for Public Review

Upcoming Meetings

Goals and Policies Meeting #2
Alpine Community Planning Group Meeting
October 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Alpine Community Center
1830 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA 91901

The purpose of this meeting is to continue the discussion of the draft goals and policies for the Alpine Community Plan as well as receive any new proposed goals and policies. Materials provided for the October 11th meeting can be found below.

Draft Goals and Policies Review Instructions 
Draft Goals and Policies Comment Form Matrix
Draft Goals and Policies in Strike Through Underline format 
Acronyms used in the documents 
Applicable General Plan Policies 
New Goals and Policy Proposal Form

The following materials were also prepared for the meeting:

October 11, 2018 Staff Presentation
Meeting Summary
Diagram of Community Plan Consensus/Issues of Varying Community Input
General Plan Guiding Principles and “Triple Bottom Line” from Visioning/Existing Conditions Workshop

Goals and Policies Meeting #3
Special Alpine Community Planning Group Meeting
November 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
Alpine Community Center
1830 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA 91901

The Alpine Community Planning Group plan to vote on the proposed goals and policies at this meeting.

Plan Concepts and Zoning/Design Guidelines Workshop. Winter 2019.

 

Previous Meetings and Materials

Goals and Policies Meeting #1
Special Alpine Community Planning Group Meeting
October 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
Alpine Community Center
1830 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA 91901

This meeting discussed the draft goals and policies for the Alpine Community Plan.

SEIR Scoping Meeting
September 18, 2018
Alpine Library, Community Meeting Room
1752 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901

The meeting explained the potential environmental effects identified in the Initial Study and how members of the public can submit a comment in preparation of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR).

Preliminary Draft Changes to Community Plan Goals and Policies

  1. Goals & Policies Review Instructions (PDF)
  2. Goals & Policies Update Overview (PDF)
  3. Goals & Policies Review Matrices (Excel)
  4. Goals & Policies Review Matrices (PDF)
  5. Goals & Policies Strike-through/Underline (PDF)

Visioning/Existing Conditions Workshop

This meeting reviewed the community’s physical and economic existing conditions and gathered input about the community’s vision for the future.

January 6, 2018
Meeting Agenda
Presentation
Tabletop Exercise Maps
Wall Posters of Input from Scope Review Meeting

Community Plan Scope Review Meeting

This initial meeting provided an overview of the scope of the update and included an opportunity for stakeholders to provide preliminary input related to existing conditions.

June 27, 2017
Meeting Agenda
Presentation
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If you have additional questions about the Alpine Community Plan update, please e-mail PDS.CommunityPlanUpdates@sdcounty.ca.gov or call 858-495-5465

 

Should you want to propose a new goal or policy, please submit the completed form by October 25th. You can email them to Sandi or bring them to Community Planning Group meeting that night.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sandi Sawa Hazlewood
Land Use/Environmental Planner
County of San Diego
Planning & Development Services| Advance Planning Division
5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 310 | San Diego, CA 92123
Office: (858) 495-5465 | sandi.hazlewood@sdcounty.ca.gov

Statement By GEORGE BARNETT: Seeking Re-Election to the Alpine Community Planning Group Board 2018

*Please note that the Alpine Community network does not endorse ANY CANDIDATE. All candidates are welcome to submit information to be posted so the community of Alpine can be better informed.

October 2018 – My name is George Barnett and I am seeking re-election to the Alpine Community Planning Group.  A resident since 1999, my wife, two of our sons and all of our grandkids live here.

My top priorities are:

One, involving townspeople in the Community Plan Update; a Supervisor Dianne Jacob supported effort to define the future nature of Alpine while preserving our rural, mountain village character.

Two, strongly supporting the rights of private property owners.

Three, seeking opportunities for more park land, and for supporting the improvement of our 20-year old middle school sports playing fields.

I am involved in numerous Community Activities:

Alpine High School Citizens Committee as a Member and former officer – working diligently for a local control Alpine High School.

Alpine Education Foundation:  Treasurer & Director – working with others raising funds for, and delivering enhanced S.T.E.A.M. education programs, to Alpine schools.

Back Country Land Trust:  Vice President & Director – conserving Open Space lands and operating Environmental Preserves (like Wright’s Field) for the public’s use and enjoyment.

Chairperson of the Public Action & Major Public Policy Subcommittee, Planning Group – reaching-out to Alpiners on major public policy land use planning issues.

Secretary & Member of the Parks & Recreation Subcommittee, Planning Group – reaching-out to Alpiners to improve & expand parkland.

I am endorsed by the ‘real’ Republican Party of San Diego and by many Alpine Parents & residents.

 

These are my Positions on Major Public Policy:

One, Support for Alpine’s Businesses.  The health of local businesses is vital.  It is a role of the Group to encourage and support infrastructure needed for local businesses to thrive.  To date, over $10 million in improvements to storm water drainage, curbs, sidewalks, pathways, and so on have been completed.  The Group has prioritized roadway needs, including better ways to protect our school children when walking to and from schools.

Two, Support for Alpine’s Schools.  Having our own Alpine high school is critical to Alpine land use planning and zoning.   Young families are not coming to Alpine because we have no high school.  Established Alpine families are leaving Alpine for the same reason.  There is every reason for families to move to Alpine, with its K-8 Destination School District of the East County; but for the lack of a high school.  A high school will have profound beneficial impact on Alpine.  It fulfills the town’s character.  And everything about a high school impacts the role of the Planning Group, whose planning for traffic circulation, roads-pathways-sidewalks, parkland, housing, electric power, water, sanitation, and environmental impacts is crucial.

Three, Support for the Environment.  The Planning Group serves a vital role in supporting the environment by reviewing and approving property development proposals.   It compels developers to ‘mitigate’ the detrimental impacts of their development projects on the town.  Developers contribute cold hard cash into two special accounts – one for community parkland and one for school district infrastructure and facilities.  And too, developers often contribute superb environmental open-space properties to the community for its use as passive parkland.

My campaign statements and detail s of my proposed direction for Alpine follows at the League of Women Voters’ “VotersEdge” :

 

https://votersedge.org/ca/en/ballot/election/73-429158/address/null/zip/91901/contests/contest/18990/candidate/144725?&date=2018-11-06

 

George Barnett

EMAIL: BigGeorge8888@gmail.com

 

 

LOU RUSSO Campaign Statement: Alpine Union School District 2018 School Board Candidate

*Please note that the Alpine Community network does not endorse ANY CANDIDATE and has reached out to ALL of the candidates for their statements so the community of Alpine can be better informed.

October 2018  – Lou Russo Campaign Statement – Alpine Union School District is a district in trouble.  It has spent $1 million on legal fees in suits against other school districts, and has lost every one.  It cannot fix its district offices for lack of money.  The district transportation department repeatedly failed inspections by the California Highway Patrol and was on the verge of being shut down when it contracted with another district to take over.  The students in the district rode on unsafe buses for two years.  Parents are taking their children out of the district for other schools, public and charter.  Administrators were illegally changing grades.  The district must borrow money to pay its commitments.  The list goes on and on.  Alpine Union needs change at the top and I am the person who can lead the district to excellence.  Our children should receive every penny of our tax dollars, to make our class size smaller, to make our classrooms safe and to provide the highest academic instruction, for all of our students.

Our children should feel welcomed, be with their friends and look forward to attending school every day.  A vote for me with ensure this is the case in Alpine Union.

 

I am also running for a seat on the Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) …

The West Fire has taught us a lesson that I have known all along; development in Alpine must only be done with careful consideration for the fire threat in our area.  Emergency access is essential.  For years I have been the voice of reason on the Alpine Community Planning Group.  My primary concern is the safety of Alpine’s residents and protection of our homes, animals and possessions.  I have consistently stood up for intelligent, safe, development while protecting the private property rights of us all.  In addition, I am the only current planning group member to have worked with a group of residents for a park for all of Alpine, one that has shade, sports fields, picnic areas and a leash-free dog park.  Finally, I was the only current planning group member to have worked with parents to place the lighted crosswalk at Alpine Elementary and the traffic slowing signs at Joan McQueen Middle School.  A vote for me guarantees that you will be represented in planning decisions in our community.  I will not place any special interests above your interests.

 

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