Mira Mesa Community Planning Group
Meetings: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group meets the third Monday of each month, except in January and February since those Mondays are holidays. For information about upcoming meetings and general information about the Planning Group, contact chair John Horst at email@example.com. Starting with the February meeting, Planning Group meetings will be held at the Mira Mesa Branch Library, 8405 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126.
The next MMCPG meeting will be on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Election of the Executive Committee will be the first order of business. These candidates have announced their intention to run. 200 word statements from each candidate will be posted here the week before the election.
Elections: Planning Group elections will be held in March, 2015. To be eligible to vote, or to run for the Planning Group executive committee, you must be listed as an "eligible member of the community" (also referred to as a "general member"). From the bylaws: An individual may become an eligible member of the community by attending one meeting of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group and submitting a membership application to the planning group Secretary demonstrating qualifications to be an eligible member of the community. The individual will then become an eligible member of the community as of the following meeting.
Election rules from the bylaws: In order to be a candidate in the March election, an eligible member of the community must have documented attendance at one meeting of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group's last 12 meetings prior to the February regular meeting preceding the election. The deadline to qualify for candidacy in the March general election shall be prior to the February noticed regular or special meeting of the full planning group membership preceding the election. The planning group's Election subcommittee shall be established no later than January and shall begin soliciting eligible community members to become candidates. In February, the Election subcommittee shall present to the planning group a complete list of interested candidates collected up to that point in time. Candidates may be added at the February meeting. Please send statements of interest to Planning Group secretary Walt Kanzler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details are given in section 8c of the bylaws.
Agendas: The agenda is published at least 72 hours before each meeting. The publishing of the agenda is by email addressed to the City. The City then forwards it to all emails on a list it maintains. You can find information on getting onto that list here: http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/miramesa/agendas.shtml
Change of Meeting Location: MMCPG held its meetings at the Mira Mesa Library for the first 10 years after it opened in 1994. When budget cuts closed the library on Monday evenings, MMCPG lost its meeting location and was for a time homeless, and then started meeting at a conference room in the offices of Vulcan Materials Company. We thank Vulcan Materials Company for allowing MMCPG to use their meeting room for the last decade!
COW: Planning Group Members are required to attend a Community Orientation Workshop (COW). An electronic version of the COW is now available. Planning Group members can access the E-COW through the following link: http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/ecow/index.shtml
Planning Group Executive Committee Membership and Responsibilities: The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group has the responsibility to write (with the aid of the City) community plans, recommend changes to community plans, and evaluate projects as they are proposed for consistency with the Mira Mesa Community Plan. The Planning Group has 11 residential, 5 business and 3 property owner members. Planning Group members are elected to four year terms, with half elected every two years. Elections are held in March of odd-numbered years. If you would like to participate in the Planning Group or vote for or run for the Planning Group Board, come to a meeting and join as a general member. To join as a general member, just give your name, address, telephone number and email address to the Planning Group secretary. List of current Planning Group Executive Committee Members.
Regulations: All Planning Groups must comply with City Council Policy 600-24, and a set of community specific bylaws which comply with this policy. The Planning Department in collaboration with a CPC subcommittee, developed a set of administrative guidelines which are intended to clarify the council policy. The bylaws and administrative guidelines were both recently revised to bring them into compliance with the updated 600-24.
Stone Creek: A Planning Group subcommittee is reviewing a proposed new project named "Stone Creek," which is a future redevelopment plan for the 300 acre section of Carroll Canyon owned by Vulcan Materials Company. The site runs from about 1/2 mile west of Camino Ruiz to Black Mountain Road (see Aerial photograph showing location). Details on the current plan are here. The initial proposal was for 9800 multifamily residential units and 730,000 square feet of commercial and industrial space. A revised proposal containing 4445 multifamily residential units has been submitted to the City. See the October 23, 2006 subcommittee report, the May 14, 2007 subcommittee report, the July 9, 2007 subcommittee report, and the September 7, 2007 subcommittee report. On May 21, 2012 the subcommittee made these recommendations which were then approved by a vote of the full Planning Group. At the February 17th, 2015 meeting subcommittee chair Jeff Stevens gave this presentation summarizing the project and the issues that the Planning Group had identified with it. Subcommittee meetings are open to the public and the next meeting will be on Monday April 20th at 6 PM at the Mira Mesa Library.
Casa Mira View: Casa Mira View is a large residential project of approximately 2000 multi-family units currently under construction in the area north of Mira Mesa Blvd (north of Best Buy and the park and ride) between Westview Parkway and I-15. Link to EIR, Traffic Study and Planning Group recommendation.
The Mira Mesa Community Planning Group Hillery DAR Subcommittee reviewed the Direct Access Ramp (DAR) that connects Mira Mesa streets to I-15. The Hillery DAR subcommittee has completed its work and presented its recommendations at the February 2010 meeting. All recommendations except for the traffic circles were approved at the March 2010 meeting.
The City Planning Department has recently placed online a set of existing conditions maps for Mira Mesa.
Regional Transportation Plan 2030 report.
Minutes of past MMCPG meetings, starting January 2008.