GREATER GOLDEN HILL MINUTES
JUNE 13, 2007
Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee
Wednesday, June 13,2007
Golden Hill Golf Course Clubhouse
Present: Chair Chris Blatt; Steve Stratman; Dave Caldwell; Richard Baldwin;
; Carlos LeGerrette; ; Nora Vargas; John McWilliams; Scott Glazebrook,
Angela Vasconcellos, Laurie Burgett, Maureen Burke, Richard Barerra and Dana
Chair Blatt called the meeting to order at approximately 6:34 pm.
Treasurers Report: no report.
Community Police Report: John Graham reported a few shootings to
neighborhoods south of us-all gang related. Discussed graffiti complaints
officer left about a month ago and has not been replaced.
Advised community members to take photos and get a police report. Discussed
recent arrest of STUE-sentenced to 200 hours of community service to paint
out previous graffiti. Reports of homeless persons going through trash.
There are currently two officers assigned to respond to homeless issues.
Clean ups of vagrant areas are being cleaned up. A community member asked
to discuss psychology of graffiti. Officer Graham indicated that there are
generally 3 categories: taggers, compulsive behavior and gangs. Advised
community to continue to tag photos-the larger the area-the bigger the crime
District 3-Steve Hill: The Council passed a new budget this week. Budget
cuts have not reduced library hours and the book budget has not been
reduced. 4 neighborhood code compliance officers have been re-instated. They
have 33 million budgeted on street repair and storm drain maintenance. He
will have a more comprehensive break down next month. Advised that the MAD
proposal has been unanimously approved to go to ballot. Council member had
recuse herself as she lives in Golden Hill.
District 8-Diana Juardo-Sainz: No report.
76th Assembly District-Eddie Meyer: No report.
53rd Congressional District-Ricardo Flores: amendment to Armed Services bill
is being addressed. Updates to enforcement of toll roads in San Onofre.
Congresswoman working on updates on hate crime enforcement. Her office does
not feel strong enough protection. Should be stronger at local levels-not
just federal. The Preuss School was names one of the top 10 schools in
nation. She is working on a bill with Dept of Education for a 100 million
dollar mentoring program.
Mayor:-Tanya Duggan: No report.
Ron Roberts Office:-no one present.
City Planners Report-Myles Pomeroy: COW is scheduled for June 23rd.
Workshop on planning committee operations is set for July 26th. Advised that
600-24 council policy is being revised. The updated shells have been emailed
to the chairs of the groups. By laws update due in November to bring our
bylaws into updated Council policy. If group deviates from shell-it must be
approved and must be submitted by September.
Approval of Minutes-May 2007:-A motion was made to approve the minutes and
was approved with no opposed and one abstention.
Public Comment (non-agenda items):-
Sheila Hardin (CCDC): Reported that CCDC received an award for their
downtown community plan. They produced 14,800 housing units of which 2,650
were affordable. This amount is more then any other amount in the County.
This created more then 60,000 jobs.
Reported that the City Works at the ends of B Street is part of their long
range plans for 8 new parks.
Community member Tersha provided update on 32nd street canyon task force.
Also requested that committee take no formal action at the proposed project
at 2864 C Street because there are wetlands located there.
Community member gave a presentation on the property that was recently
purchased of three buildings at Ivy and 30th street. They have plans to
restore them and put in new electrical and bring buildings back to original
condition to be used for commercial space.
Community member Jerry Gray lead a discussion on graffiti in her area of
community. Steve from District 3 offered to provide assistance.
Mac updated group on upcoming South Park Old House Fair set for June 16.
Bulletin passed around with date of Golden Hill Paint Out being set for June
Golden Hill Plan Update-Myles Pomeroy
Provided a handout and lead discussion on proposed cluster with Golden Hill,
Uptown and North Park. There has been some pressure to get moving on Uptown
and it would be more economical and make sense to include Golden Hill at
same time due to studies that need to be done that are impacted by our area.
Each community will still have their own plan and planning office sees
Golden Hill as an area of stability. The planners need to re-examine land
use designations in relation to current community goals, to strengthen and
enhance historic districts and canyons, as well as preservation. Need to
evaluate if the plan from 1989 still represents the community goals? The PDO
is important because it implements the community plan and vision. The city
intends to translate the PDO into land development code. Indicated that the
current PDO will be in place until the planning committee is satisfied. Cost
of update estimated at $2.4 million dollars. Would like to begin next winter
2008-2010. Discussion with committee members of their concerns about
becoming part of a cluster and how that would affect our area current
requirement for developers to come before our committee prior to starting
projects. Myles discussed that each area would have a separate and distinct
community plan for each area and the zones used here would not necessarily
be used in North Park or Uptown.
Kathryn from GGHCDC spoke and advised committee that she believes it should
be supportive because currently not all of Golden Hill is in the PDO and the
land development can get zoning in effect.
GGHCDC MAD Update: Kathryn and Mitch Burner reported that the surveys have
been acted on by the Council who chose to initiate the ballot process. It is
a 45 day period and ballots should be received by home owners with in next
few days. They will be printed by city. The second Council meeting is July
30 and the public hearing. Single Family Residences are going to be between
$6-7 per month. They received 685 total surveys which is 23-24% of total
parcels. 75% voted yes, 25% no and a small percent-3% unsure. Discussion the
committee would be made up of public not private members who are elected
along with one CDC board member. Total budget of $488,000 annually-15 % is
an administration budget and can not have more then 25% in reserve or they
have to stop charging. It would come as part of your property tax bill. Cost
increases are done by the city oversight committee and if they are to be
more then 5% or it would have go to a vote.
Open Space-Steve provided a list of areas in Golden Hill that are affected.
Mac will evaluate to make all in our community are included.
Old House Fair Signups were still needed and Nora passed around a sign up
Airport Noise: No Report
Land Use: No action taken at last meeting.
2759-67 B townhouses-new architect on project-no application has been
presented as of yet.
2424 Broadway-recommendations made for modifications that land use would be
able to support.
2864 C Street-action several months ago-still recommendations that they find
more parking spaces. Vote still stands to recommend project wit the
stipulations previously made and that committee voted on.
3392-94 C Street-small house addition to lot.
Parks and Rec: No Report.
Steve presented his recommendations that he wanted the committee to endorse
with options for the Draft General Plan that included increasing the parking
management fees and hours in community to increase community revenue. There
were some objections from committee members on the issue of charging fees to
residents who do not have off street parking options available to them. The
proposal was amended to read that it should provide consideration for
residents need for adequate and affordable parking. This issue was voted on
and passed 9 in favor and 3 opposed.
Historical: No report.
Membership and Elections-No report.
Code Compliance-No report.
Balboa Park: No report.
The meeting was adjourned by Chair Blatt at approximately 8:50 PM
Dana Shutt-Mendibles, recording secretary.