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Senator Anderson Receives Bridge Builder Award at MLK Birthday Luncheon Anderson’s work on behalf of veterans and on the designation of a section of the I-15 as the “Tuskegee Airmen Highway” highlighted SAN DIEGO — California State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) received the Chuck Nichols & Pierre Frazier Bridge Builder Award from the USS Midway Museum’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee Friday, Jan. 12 at the Sixth Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Birthday Luncheon. Committee Chair Gabe Cruz stated, “Senator Anderson has been a tireless advocate on behalf of all San Diegans. He was responsible for renaming a portion of I-15 the ‘Tuskegee Airmen Highway,” in honor of the African-American WWII Army Air Force air group, “And he is widely recognized as a tireless advocate for veterans of all ethnicities,” added Cruz. While accepting the award, Anderson shared with luncheon attendees that working with members of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 90 and meeting former Tuskegee Airman at the highway dedication ceremony was one of the greatest honors of his legislative career. He went on to say, “While I don’t pretend to fully understand the experience of the Tuskegee Airmen, I do believe that what we can learn from them is this: over the course of its history, America has often failed to live up to its promise. But that promise is still worth fighting for – whether it’s in the skies of Europe, or on a bridge in Selma – the idea of America is worth the fight.” According to the committee, the award is given “to a community leader who embodies the spirit of the committee’s mission and who works to improve relationships, understanding, coop-

From left: Chuck Nichols, Senator Joel Anderson and Pierre Frazier.

Right: Ten year old, Justin Woods recites MLK Jr. ‘I Have a Dream’ speech during the luncheon and presentation.

1934 Charles ‘Chuck’ Hansen 2018 EL CAJON — It is with heavy hearts that we sadly announce our beloved father, husband, and friend has passed unexpectedly, from a coronary arrest in his home, Monday, evening, Jan. 15, 2018. Charles (Chuck) Hansen is survived his wife Dorothy (Dotty) of 59 years and children Deborah, Dawn, Jeffrey and Craig along with eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and countless loving friends. Our best friend, devoted husband and amazing father will be missed more than our words can express. Chuck touched so many lives throughout his many years of community service and involvement in numerous East County organizations, that expanded well beyond all of San Diego County. Chuck served on boards as a director and continued on to become Chairman of several of them. Some of the boards and organizations Chuck dedicated his time, energy and devotion to are the U.S.S. Midway Museum, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, the Holiday Bowl Committee, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, Stoney’s Kids (Legacy), Salvation Army and Mother Goose Parade Committee, only to name a few. Chuck also was heavily involved in the area’s Chambers of Commerce for more years than anyone, including himself, knows. Chuck also contributed his time to this publication (The Herald) in Community Relations and represented The Herald at many countless events. He is irreplaceable. His love for people was seen throughout his daily life as he exemplified his passions through his work among a wide diversity of people of all ages. Chuck spent the vast majority of his career in East County as VP of Community Relations with Viejas Casino & Resort. While he adored his job, he was driven by his undying admiration and love for the owners of the luxury resort/ casino, the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. He formed deep friendships with many Tribal members that remained up until his untimely death, as well as with a multitude local leaders and representatives. He was loved by many. Services and Celebration of Life information to be announced in The Herald as preparations are being made.

From left: Dotty and Chuck Hansen.

On The Cover eration and inclusion among the various ethnic communities living and working in the San Diego area (or whose work and inclusion efforts significantly impact San Diegans even though that work may occur or have occurred elsewhere).” Senator Joel Anderson represents the 38th Senate District in the

California Legislature, which includes Lemon Grove, El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, Poway, Escondido, San Marcos, Lakeside, Valley Center, Rancho Santa Fe, Julian, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, and Fallbrook. He was first elected to the State Assembly in 2006 and to the State Senate in 2010.

EAST COUNTY — The East County Herald looks back through the years and through our lens of East County icon, friend and mentor to many, Chuck Hansen who passed away suddenly at his home, in El Cajon, Monday, Jan.15. Chuck, you are deeply missed already! Cover: Herald Staff/files Cover design: Dee Dean / The East County Herald

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So Cal Focus with Thomas D. Elias How Do We Say Goodbye? Will Electric Freedom Get a Major Delay? PAGE FOUR • JAN. 18-24, 2018


By Dee Dean

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East County — Mere words cannot adequately express the rush of emotion, sadness and great sense of loss that poured over me when I was told of the passing of my dear friend, Chuck Hansen. While all of East County, San Diego County and beyond feels the gaping hole left in our hearts when Chuck departed this world, I can’t quite wrap my brain around it. It’s surreal. My heart is breaking and I pray I will wake up from this nightmare. Chuck was so much more than a friend, not just me, but countless others who saw him as a mentor and father figure, as well. He was my confidant. He was my collaborator. He was my co-conspirator. He was my keeper of secrets. He was my cheerleader. He gave me advice. He gave me strength. He made me laugh. And most of all, as I fondly told him, Chuck was my ‘California Dad.’ Neither of us are native Californians, but this is where we met and built over two decades of trust, love and an unbreakable friendship. I learned so much about life, people and community from you, Chuck. And, yes, I was paying attention. I hope you know the impact you have had in my life. I was Blessed. My world is entirely different, yet again, my friend. Please wake me up. Part of you will always remain with me, just as when you went home, part of me went with you. I will forever treasure our time together and all our memories, especially our ‘girls lunches.’ How do we say goodbye? We don’t. Until we meet again, my friend. I will always love you, Mr. Hansen. Godspeed.


he California Public Utilities Commission giveth, but the same benighted agency much more often taketh away. At least from consumers. In December, this five-member commission for the first time in many years stood up for utility customers by refusing to let the San Diego Gas & Electric Co. dun its customers for the costs of negligence in the leadup to massively destructive fires in 2007. At almost the same time, though, commissioners scheduled a vote that could allow the state’s three big privately-owned utilities to continue their regional monopolies almost unabated for at least another year. The vote, set for the PUC’s first 2018 meeting on Jan. 11, would put at least a temporary halt to the establishment and/or expansion of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs around the state. These programs allow cities or counties to let electricity customers choose whether to stick with the existing utilities or switch to a locally-run public entity that buys power from generating companies at the source and brings it to customers via utility company lines. Nonprofit CCA prices are generally lower than those of the big for-profit utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and SDG&E. They also use more renewable energy. Utilities see CCAs as a serious threat. Just how serious was evidenced when PG&E spent more than $46 million of its shareholders’ money pushing the unsuccessful 2010 Proposition 16 to halt almost all CCAs, only to see it lose badly even though opponents spent less than .02 percent as much as PG&E. CCAs currently operate in places as diverse as Sonoma County, Lancaster, Richmond and Marin County. The biggest of all figures to be one in Los Angeles County, where residents and businesses in all unincorporated areas can now participate and 82 cities within the county can opt in if they choose. There is strong interest in CCAs from Ventura County, many of its cities, and the city of San Diego, plus pending CCAs in San Jose and several other cities. So it’s easy to see why the big utilities feel imperiled. But if the PUC passes its proposed resolution on Jan. 11, much of that will halt for at least a year and maybe longer. The resolution, reportedly proposed at the behest of the big, investor-owned utilities, forces CCAs to make arrangements to keep enough power for peak energy moments like record-hot summer days available at all times. They would also have to dovetail their planning with a schedule pre-set by the commission, which regulates energy prices and policy, transportation rates and some parts of cell phone and water policy. So instead of opening or taking on new service areas and customers all through 2018, as many had planned, most CCAs would have to wait at least until 2019 to expand, if the big existing utilities don’t come up with some new tactic to delay them further. The proposed resolution infuriated some cities that had planned to get aboard existing CCAs soon, hoping to take advantage of the CCAs’ emphasis on renewable energy sources to green up their power supply quickly. The resolution, said Kevin McKeown, a Santa Monica city councilman and board member of the Los Angeles County CCA, “appears to be a stealth attempt… to freeze new local Community Choice programs, including ours, for at least a year. Santa Monica will oppose this, fighting for cleaner and cheaper electricity for our residents and businesses by all means possible.” He called for the PUC to pull “this regressive item off its… agenda.” McKeown is correct about the stealth quality of the planned new restriction on CCAs. While a PUC press release underlines a claim that CCAs applying to start before last Dec. 8 would not be affected by the resolution, buried on Page 13 of the document itself is a stipulation saying it does in fact cover “expanding” CCAs. That provision would prevent existing CCAs from recruiting new cities, counties and customers for a year or more. The bottom line: This planned new regulation is a plain attempt by the PUC to favor the big private utilities with which it has been documented to collude in the past over the consumers those companies frequently seek to soak.

Elias has covered esoteric votes in eight national political conventions. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough, The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. His opinions are his own. Email Elias at


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Some forms of licorice may increase the risk for digoxin toxicity. Digoxin is used to treat heart failure and arrhythmias. Licorice may also reduce the effects of blood pressure medications or diuretic drugs (water pills). These are just a few of many drug-related interactions that can occur in your body. Drug interactions fall into three categories. There are drug reactions with foods and drink, dietary supplements and with other drugs. When you start any medicine, don’t be afraid to throw a lot of questions about it at your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. The first question should be: Can this medicine interact with anything else I put in my body? The following are some interactions we should all know about: • ALCOHOL – You should avoid alcohol when taking medication. Mixing alcohol with certain medications can cause nausea and vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, or loss of coordination. It also can put you at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems and difficulty breathing. In addition to these dangers, alcohol can make a medication less effective or even useless, or it may make the medication harmful or toxic to your body. Alcohol can also affect many over-the-counter medications and herbal remedies. • GRAPEFRUIT JUICE – You shouldn’t consume grapefruit if you are on some statins, which are used to lower cholesterol. Grapefruit juice contains a chemical that can interfere with the enzymes that break down statins in your digestive system. This can be dangerous because it’s uncertain what the effect would be on your total cholesterol. Grapefruit juice can raise the level of some medications in the blood. For example, grapefruit can cause higher blood levels of the anti-anxiety medicine buspirone, the anti-malaria drug quinine, and a medication used to treat insomnia—triazolam. • ANTIHISTAMINES – Some over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines taken for colds and allergies can increase the depressant effects of a sedative or tranquilizer. Antihistamines taken with blood pressure medication may elevate the blood pressure and may also increase the heart rate. • CHOCOLATE – Eating chocolate and taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors could be dangerous. MAO inhibitors treat depression. Someone who eats an excessive amount of chocolate after taking an MAO inhibitor may experience a sharp rise in blood pressure. The caffeine in chocolate can also interact with stimulant drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate), increasing their effect, or by decreasing the effect of sedative-hypnotics such as Ambien (zolpidem). • ST. JOHN’S WORT – St. John’s wort is an herb most commonly used for depression. This herb can reduce the concentration of medications in the blood. St. John’s Wort can reduce the blood level of medications such as digoxin, certain statins and the erectile-dysfunction drug Viagra. • VITAMIN E – Taking vitamin E with a blood-thinning medication such as Coumadin can increase anticlotting activity and may cause an increased risk of bleeding. • GINSENG – This herb can interfere with the action of anticoagulants such as Coumadin and heparin. Combining ginseng with MAO inhibitors may cause headache, trouble sleeping, nervousness, and hyperactivity. • GINKGO BILOBA – High doses of the herb Ginkgo biloba could decrease the effectiveness of medications to control seizures.

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Even Without Boosting Blood Pressure, High Salt Intake is Trouble


high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain — and for mental performance — even if it doesn’t push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found. A new study has shown that in mice fed a very highsalt diet, blood flow to the brain declined, the integrity of blood vessels in the brain suffered, and performance on tests of cognitive function plummeted. But researchers found that those effects were not, as has long been widely believed, a natural consequence of high blood pressure. Instead, they appeared to be the result of signals sent from the gut to the brain by the immune system. The study, conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, was published Monday, Jan. 15 in the journal Nature Neuroscience. The research sheds light on a subject of keen interest to scientists exploring the links between what we eat and how well we think, and the mediating role that the immune system plays in that communication. It suggests that even before a chronic high-salt diet nudges blood pressure up

and compromises the health of tiny blood vessels in the brain, the oversalted gut is independently sending messages that lay the groundwork for corrosion throughout that vital network. In the small intestines of mice, the authors of the new research found that a very high-salt diet prompted an immune response that boosted circulating levels of an inflammatory substance called interleukin-17. These high levels of IL-17 set off a cascade of chemical responses inside the delicate inner linings of the brain’s blood vessels. The result, in mice fed the high-salt diet: blood supply to two regions crucial for learning and memory — the cortex and hippocampus — slowed markedly. And mental performance slid. Compared to mice fed a diet lower in salt, the maze-running skills of the mice who consumed highsalt levels faltered, and they failed to respond normally to whisker stimulation, or a new object in their cage. In mice, that evidence of cognitive impairment was apparent even in the absence of high blood pressure. The good news — for these mice at least: that when the high-salt diet was discontinued, or when the immune signals were tamped down by drugs, the cognitive performance of mice was restored. The immune system’s role in sending signals between brain and gut is also seen in such diseases as Multiple Sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease — all disorders that are linked to poor functioning of the brain’s blood vessels. The researchers suggested that if a drug or therapy could disrupt the inflammatory signals that reach the brain, the heart and stroke risk that come with such diseases might be reduced. Source: Nature Neuroscience

Dean has been fighting Multiple Sclerosis for 31 years. She continually studies and researches the disease to educate herself. She writes this column as a community service to share her findings and to raise public awareness about MS. The opinions and experiences shared are her own. Dean is NOT a medical doctor. ALWAYS check with your doctor first before trying a new therapy. This column is intended for informational purposes only. Dean can be reached at Dean is the recipient of the 2004 STAR Community Outreach Award by the MS Society Dec. 2, 2004, the American Red Cross Real Hero Wendell Cutting Humanitarian Award, Oct. 13, 2006 , the Stoney Community Service Award, February 29, 2008, Women in Leadership Award for Art/Media/ Culture Oct. 29, 2010, El Cajon Citizen of The Year Nominee Feb. 2013 and 2017 and Recipient of the National MS Society’s 2014 Media Partner of The Year, Feb. 10, 2015.

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reetings precious people, this week we continue our series entitled “The Promises of God”. As mentioned in part one of this series, there are but a few promises to all of mankind, the vast majority are to those who have become His children by adoption through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from sin. Some may think this is not “fair”, that all of God’s promises should be to everyone. Well they are to everyone that will repent of sin and turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin. Think of this way, you are a parent, your children have your protection; love; provision; sacrifice; and will inherit what you have at your departure. Should others who are not your children or even those who hate you and your children be beneficiaries of what you have for your own children? Of course not, that would be absurd! Another of God’s wonderful promises is that of “perfecting/completing the work that He has begun in those that are followers of Christ.” There are a number of verses in both Old and New Testament that attest to this. Psalm 138:6-8 “Though Jehovah is high, yet He has respect to the lowly; but the proud He knows afar off. If I walk in the midst of trouble, You will give me life; You shall stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand shall save me. Jehovah will perfect His work in me; Your mercy, O Jehovah, endures forever; do not forsake the work of Your own hands.” Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” 1Thessalonians 5:23-24 “And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blamelessly at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who called you, who also will do it.” Hebrews 12:2 “looking to Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God.” This perfecting/completing work of God is that of forming Christ in us. God does this through giving us a new heart with different and good desires in our heart. Ezekiel 36:26-27 “And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.” Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” 2Corinthians 5:17 “So that if anyone is in Christ, that one is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” Our old sinful heart wants nothing to do with God rather it seeks to satisfy itself through fulfilling desires of the flesh and world. Only God can change the heart of man that is ever prone to sin. God also accomplishes this work in us by renewing our mind. The mind plays such a vital role in the life of the follower of Christ, for as a man thinks so he is. What we set our minds on, that which occupies our thought life greatly influences how we will live our life. Like the heart of man, the mind of man is ever prone to focus on self and how the flesh may be satisfied, therefore we need our minds renewed. Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is that good and pleasing and perfect will of God.” Ephesians 5:25-27 “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself as the glorious church, without spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that it should be holy and without blemish.” God uses the Word of God to renew the minds of His followers. Drew Macintyre is associate pastor of Calvary Chapel of Alpine and can be reached at 619-445-2589, or


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EAST COUNTY BIZwith Rick Griffin Grossmont Healthcare District seeks to honor volunteers with 2018 Healthcare Heroes awards The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominees for its 2018 Healthcare Heroes Awards. Now in its 12th year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program recognizing volunteers who advance the delivery of quality health services in the East County region. Volunteers are a significant part of care teams in local health organizations, working alongside doctors, nurses, community health workers, neighborhood navigators, community paramedics, and pharmacists to address the community’s medical and social needs. Nominees may include any individual volunteer or volunteer(s) of organizations who demonstrate selfless dedication beyond their paid duties. “The purpose of the Healthcare Heroes Awards is to recognize volunteers whose unsung work in healthcare might not otherwise be celebrated,” said Michael Emerson, GHD board president. “We solicit the assistance of all East County residents in nominating their peers so we can recognize their commitment to care and inspire others.” Some examples of volunteers eligible for nomination include health care educators, volunteer transportation providers, health professionals, first responders, community clinic volunteers, pastoral caregivers, grant writers, members of service clubs, members of policy or advocacy organizations, auxiliary members and healthcare-related youth volunteers. Nominees from prior years are eligible to be nominated again, if they were not previously selected. The 2017 winners included a camp counselor with a big

(and new) heart, a woman who drives seniors to doctor appointments, an 83-year-old retired psychologist, a new U.S. citizen from Iraq and a 17-year-old high school student. Deadline for submission of entries is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 9. Entries can be submitted online through the GHD website, e-mailed, or mailed to the GHD offices at 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Nomination forms are available at healthcare-heroes.

State Sen. Joel Anderson honored with `Bridge Builder’ award at MLK event State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) was recently honored with the Chuck Nichols & Pierre Frazier Bridge Builder Award at a luncheon Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See P2 for details and photos.

Health care library in La Mesa to host free meeting on Osteoporosis on Jan. 24 The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa will host “Osteoporosis and Exercise: What Is Right and What Is Risky,” a free program on the disease that thins and weakens the bones, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free and RSVP is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

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Handouts will be available. The library is located at 9001 Wakarusa St. Speaker at the program will be Kristin Schulz, physical therapist, Sharp Grossmont Rehabilitation Services. Schulz, a board certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy, has a certification in osteoporosis in the Meeks Method, a program on patterns of postural change. For Sharp HealthCare, she provides outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services, including neurological rehab and balance and vestibular rehab. According to Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, “Exercise is one of the key components of an osteoporosis treatment program. More than 53 million people in the U.S. either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. Join us to learn about the right kinds of exercise to protect and strengthen your bones and support your back.”

Lakeside apartments sell for $3.1 million An 11-unit apartment complex at 9737 Riverview Ave. in Lakeside has sold for $3.1 million. The 11,415-square-foot property situated on a 20,585-square-foot lot was sold by KA Real Estate LLC to The Family Trust of Joe Busalacchi. The buyer was represented by Travis Jaedtke of Strategic Real Estate Group as part of a 1031 exchange. The property has undergone $250,000 in exterior and interior renovations over the past 12 months, the firm said. Interior improvements have included new cabinets, countertops and appliances in the kitchen, new carpeting and flooring and new shower, bath tubs and vanities in the bathrooms. Exterior renovations have included a new roof, exterior paint, mailbox for tenants, newer garage doors and a paved parking lot and driveway.

JAN. 18-24, 2018



Alpine Community Planning Group AGENDA

P.O. Box 1419, Alpine, CA 91901-1419

Notice of Regular Meeting • Preliminary Agenda

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center | 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, CA 91901 Archived Agendas & Minutes – Group Member Email List–Serve *membership in this email list– serve is optional for group members

Travis Lyon – Chairman Jim Easterling Vice Chairman Sharmin Self Secretary Glenda Archer George Barnett Roger Garay Charles Jerney Jim Lundquist Jennifer Martinez Mike Milligan Lou Russo Leslie Perricone Richard Saldano Kippy Thomas Larry Watt

A. Call to Order B. Invocation / Pledge of Allegiance C. Roll Call of Members D. Approval of Minutes / Correspondence / Announcements 1. Approval of Minutes i. October 26, 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. E. 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. F. Prioritization of this Meeting’s Agenda Items G. Organized / Special Presentations 1. The owner of 2 parcels totaling 1.78 acres (APN: 403-271-20 & -21) at Marshall Road and Marshall Way has applied for a Tentative Map and Site Plan (PDS2017-TM-5621; PDS2017-STP-17-039). The project consists of a one lot subdivision with a 23-unit condominium development. The project site is located at Marshall Road and Marshall Way in the Alpine Community Planning area, within unincorporated San Diego County. The site is subject to the General Plan Regional Category Village, Land Use Designation VR-15. Zoning for the site is Urban Residential (RU). The site is developed with existing residences that would be removed. Access would be provided by a 24’ wide private road connecting to Marshall Road. The project would be served by sewer and imported water from the Padre Dam Municipal Water District. The county has requested a formal recommendation regarding this project from the Group. Presentation, Discussion & Action. 2. Jim Bolz, Project Manager for the County of San Diego Department for Public Works Capital Improvement Program will present to the planning group the County of San Diego’s recommendations regarding road maintenance priorities within Alpine. Presentation, Discussion & Action. 3. Circulation Subcommittee will make a presentation to the group with a list of recommended actions including the following: i. Tavern Road/South Grade Road roundabout. ii. Walkability of Arnold Way from Midway to Foss iii. Shoulders on Foss Road iv. Pathway/walkway connection Big Red Road and Huey Lane to allow pedestrian only connections v. Shadow Hills School parking on pathway on Harbison Canyon Road vi. Boulder Oaks School parking on pathway on Tavern Road vii. All way stop at West Victoria/Victoria Park Terrace intersection Presentation, Discussion & Action. H. Group Business: 1. Election of Officers – i Chair; ii. Vice-Chair ii. Secretary 2. Appointment of Subcommittee Chairs. Discussion & Action. 3. Appointment of Parliamentarian. Discussion & Action. 4. Subcommittee Chairs to submit list of subcommittee members for approval. Discussion & Action I. Consent Calendar J. Subcommittee Reports (including Alpine Design Review Board) K. Officer Reports L. Open Discussion 2 (if necessary) M. Request for Agenda Items for Upcoming Agendas N. Approval of Expenses / Expenditures O. Announcement of Meetings: 1. Alpine Community Planning Group – February 22nd, 2018 2. ACPG Subcommittees – TBD 3. Planning Commission – January 26th and February 9th & 23rd, 2018 4. Board of Supervisors – January 23rd & 24th and February 13th & 14th, 2018 P. 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

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