Good afternoon, neighbors —
On Monday, Feb. 8, a number of neighbors (Keith Krawiec, Nancy Kramer, Chris Elisara, Dave Klumph, Chip and I) attended the monthly meeting of the Julian Community Planning Group (JCPG). They had a short discussion on the status of the Hoskings Ranch Proposed Development which was on the San Diego Planning Commission agenda on Feb. 5.
I asked if we could put the issue of the proposed development on the agenda for the JCPG March meeting. They were agreeable and the Hoskings Ranch Proposed Development will be an agenda item for the JCPG meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7pm, Town Hall. It was not clear whether this would be for discussion purposes, or also as an action item. I believe it is very important for interested neighbors to attend this JCPG meeting, so anything you can do to “spread the word” would be helpful.
At last week’s meeting, the JCPG discussed receiving information from the community on this proposed development. They are willing and interested to review “evidence” (their word), documents and information that they have not already evaluated, or that is new to the proposed development. There is little documentation regarding what was reviewed by the JCPG. As a result, I suggest that anything the community thinks is noteworthy, and not referenced in the JCPG documents I am attaching to this email, should be sent to the JCPG for consideration. Comments, information and documents need to be received by Pat Brown, Chair of the JCPG, no later than Monday, March 7 in order for JCPG to review the information before the March 14 meeting. Pat’s email address is: Patrickeng@sbcglobal.net.
It is not clear exactly what was made available to the JCPG over the years that they evaluated and commented on the project. I requested documents from Pat Brown, chair of the JCPG which he kindly provided to me in January. There is a summary sheet (attached as JCPGInfo&MeetingsoutlineHR)) of the contacts, actions and meetings that occured while the JCPG was reviewing this proposed development. Pat Brown assembled this summary after reviewing all the documents that were available to him.
I am also attaching the actual documents which Pat Brown copied at my request, from the JCPG files, concerning the proposed development. There are several meeting minutes and other helpful documents. These are attached as JCPGDocsHR. I understand that our JCPG sends minutes to the county planning commission staff but the county has neglected to post them on the Planning Commission website. Only the JCPG agendas (not the minutes) were available on the county website, the last time I checked.
Finally, I am including (as HRdocsPublicDocumAttachmentF) the documents attached to the Dec. 11, 2015 Staff Report on the Hoskings Ranch Proposed Development. These documents (from 2003 to 2015) were provided by the Planning Commission staff in support of their evaluation that the community of Julian supported the proposed development. As you can see, there is very little in terms of paperwork that the Planning Commission staff has assembled regarding input from the community.
Please take the time to review the enclosures, and the other documents submitted in support of this development (should be on the San Diego County Planning Commission website), and give our local JCPG the benefit of your concerns. I have copies of the Hydrology Report on the property (dated 2011 based on data to 2005) which I am happy to share. I don’t know whether the JCPG had a copy of this report available to them when they evaluated the project. I don’t believe the JCPG has not seen the many comments provided by the community to the Planning commission staff, in December, January and February 2016. You might want to email Pat Brown any comments which you submitted to the Planning Commission staff. I know our local JCPG is interested in what we have to say, and I hope you will be able to contact Pat Brown no later than March 7.
You are welcome to forward this email to whomever you think might be interested or concerned about the proposed Hoskings Ranch Development Plan. If you have any questions, please let me know.