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June 13, 2007 Minutes


JUNE 13, 2007



Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee

Board Meeting

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

it becomes.


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.


Action Items:

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


Respectfully submitted.


Dana Shutt-Mendibles,  recording secretary.