Arts in the Park April 27 A-3 Fibromyalgia explained by physician A-10 Youngrens bring home the gold A-13 Village News Fallbrook & Bonsall a l s o se rv i n g t h e c o m m u n i t i e s o f D e L u z , R a i n b ow , C a m p P e ndl e t o n , Pa l a , a nd Pau m a www.VillageNews.com April 3, 2014 50¢ Sales tax included at news stand Volume 18, Issue 14 HEALTH Sign, sign, everywhere a sign... Calls increase Design Review Committee holds discussion on signage changes Laura Taylor Special to the Village News for mental disorders Deputies see 17% increase in 2013; 16% more in 2014 Members of community organizations had an opportunity to discuss the County of San Diego’s new policy for signs and banners in the public right-of-way in unincorporated communities at a special meeting on March 27 at Fallbrook Public Utility District. Eileen Delaney, chair of the Fallbrook Design Review Committee within the Fallbrook Community Planning Group, organized the meeting in an effort to share as much information about the change as possible with stakeholders from various community groups. Chris Champine, senior policy advisor to Supervisor Bill Horn and Murali Pasumarthi, manager of traffic engineering for the Dept. of Public Works, were present for the meeting. Delaney explained that the new policy allows for way-finding signs, community identification Debbie Ramsey Managing Editor Deputies with the Fallbrook S h e r i f f ’s s u b s t a t i o n h a v e experienced a significant increase in calls relating to individuals displaying behaviors associated with mental disorders in 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. But the increase in these situations isn’t see DISORDERS, page A-11 see SIGNS,, page A-5 Traveling in East Mission Road, a multitude of signs greet drivers as they near Main Avenue. Village News photos Family, friends pursue Accusations plentiful at justice for Larry Robinson Rainbow MWD’s first board meeting since FPUD application to LAFCO Rainbow to hold special meeting in early April to provide response to LAFCO begin the process of applying to LAFCO for an actual jurisdictional consolidation, but district boards March 25 was the date of the could not agree on the governance first Rainbow Municipal Water structure for the successor district. District board meeting since the Each district currently has a fiveFallbrook Public Utility District member board; FPUD elects (FPUD) submitted an application its directors by seat with the to San Diego County’s Local entire district voting for each seat Agency Formation Commission while Rainbow elects its directors to merge FPUD and Rainbow, by division with only voters in and the Rainbow board meeting that division participating in that included a presentation by LAFCO election. The FPUD board initially executive officer Mike Ott as well as accusations against Ott and proposed that the board members FPUD general manager Brian of the consolidated agency all be elected at large. At the Feb. 5 North Brady. O t t ’s p r e s e n t a t i o n a l s o County JPA meeting, FPUD’s constituted official LAFCO notice representatives on the JPA board (which consists t o R a i n b o w, g i v i n g t h e “Our legal counsel of three FPUD members, district 25 days will certainly be board three Rainbow to provide an official response looking at violations board members, and an at-large to the FPUD application. That of the Brown Act” member chosen 25-day period will – George McManigle by the rest of the board) put forth end April 19, so Rainbow will hold a special board a compromise proposal in which meeting sometime in early April to four directors would be elected address the FPUD application and by division and three directors would be elected at large. Such the Rainbow response. The North County Joint Powers a format would provide board Authority (JPA) was created in representation for residents of February 2013 as a transitional each of the four divisions while structure to test the possibility also ensuring that a majority of of consolidating the Fallbrook the board would be accountable and Rainbow districts. The joint to all of the district’s residents. powers agreement also included R a i n b o w ’s b o a r d m e m b e r s an employee leasing agreement rejected that proposal. The joint powers agreement which allowed FPUD and Rainbow to share employees, and a l l o w e d f o r a t e r m i n a t i o n the functional consolidation saved provision after one year, and more than $1 million during the on March 5 Rainbow’s board agreement’s first 11 months of voted 4-1 with Dennis Sanford in opposition to terminate the joint existence. I n N o v e m b e r, t h e F P U D and Rainbow boards voted to see LAFCO, page A-11 Help support fireworks show for July 4 FA L L B R O O K – L o c a l business owner Robia Fleming is encouraging Fallbrook residents to help support the fireworks show that is the key feature of the July 4 event held to support the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance. “Fallbrook is the only inland North County fireworks show still in existence,” said Fleming. “Most people in Fallbrook know that the show is held every year at see FIREWORKS, page A-9 Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent BUSINESS BUSD defers COP loan District won’t use loan for Sullivan building Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Fellow musician and close friend of Larry Robinson’s, Jeff Lee, sings a song he wrote in tribute to the slain musician entitled “California Troubadour” at the remembrance event held March 23. The Bonsall Unified School District will not be utilizing a Certificate of Participation loan to fund the new Sullivan Middle School building, at least for the time being. During the Feb. 13 BUSD board meeting, the district’s staff was directed to pursue funding options see LOAN, page B-2 thisweek Shane Gibson photos Renee Koch, left, holds a sign announcing the $25,000 reward offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the murder of local musician Larry Robinson. Koch and her husband, Larry, participated in the one-year anniversary march and prayer event for Robinson in Old Town Temecula on March 23. 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