Agenda Feb. 7, 2023

Agenda for Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 6:00 PM until approx. 8:00 PM

Participation is by teleconference during this Pandemic, not an in-person meeting.
or via telephone; 1 669 900 6833 US  Meeting ID: 863 7351 1598  Passcode: 837497

6:00      Call to order – AUDIO, CHAT, AND VIDEO WILL BE RECORDED

  1. Introductions of Board members. All attendees are encouraged to enter their name for a record of their attendance in “Chat” or, if participating by audio only, to introduce themselves verbally. A reminder that other Chat entries will not be monitored by the Chair and are not considered official communications, even if to or from Board members.
  2. Agenda Setting/modifications (Note: items may be addressed out of listed order and time)
  3. Approval of previous meeting minutes as sent via email – Secretary/Vickie Everich
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer/Allan Harjala

6:15   Non-Agenda Public Comment regarding NH land use & related NH community issues;  limited to two minutes per person.

  • Digital Communications Monitoring from, Nextdoor, Facebook, etc.?

6:20      Action/Decision Items (Board member roll call may be performed for recording votes)

  • Teleconference and/or “Live”? -Shall the March 7, 2023, meeting be held via teleconference (per AB361), or both teleconference and in person, or only in person?
  • March Board election process – Chair and Secretary will have solicited candidates from our attendance records of those likely to be eligible who have attended at least two NHCPG meetings prior to February. Current Board members whose terms are ending in March include Jim Baross, Vicki Taylor, Nancy Lawler, Ricky Marin, Francis Prichett, and Gregory Stone.

6:45      Reports/Updates

  • City, County, and State government agency representatives, if present.
    • District 3 Councilmember Whitburn – Ofc contact, Ben Mendoza,619-510 6896
    • District 9 Councilmember Elo-Rivera – Ofc contact, Ben Mendoza, 619-236-6699
    • County Supervisor Fletcher – Ofc contact, Abbey Reuter 619-531-4936
    • State Senator Atkins – San Diego Ofc contact 619-645-3133
    • Assemblymember Ward – Ofc contact (619) 645-3090
  • Chair report
    • Community Planners Committee – attended by Vice Chair, Paul Coogan.
  • Community Group updates when present
    • Adams Avenue Business Association – Scott Kessler
    • El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association – Gary Weber
    • NH Community Association and NH Urban Arts –
    • Adams “Community Recreation Advisory Group” – Nancy Lawler
    • NH History Project – historical documents are now at the Community Center office
    • NH for Smart Growth – Paul Coogan

7:15        Standing and Working Groups & Pending Issue Reports as needed  

  1. Historical Property Review Report – Dan Soderberg
  2. Parks & Trail Development –P&R Director promising new trees to be installed in the Fall.
  3. Utility Undergrounding –  Street Lighting working group toward establishing new Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) – Emilie Kamen & Frances Prichett.
  4. Traffic Issue Taskforce – Allan Harjala

8:00    Adjournment


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