Agenda May 2, 2023

Agenda for Tuesday, May 2, 2023, 6:00 PM until approx. 8:00 PM

Normal Heights Community Center

4649 Hawley Avenue

also via Zoom at

or via telephone: 1 689-278-1000 Meeting ID: 880 1816 1962 Passcode: none

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/Brian Schrader
  4. Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer/ Frances Prichett

6:15   Non-Agenda Public Comment

  • Non-Agenda Public Comment regarding NH land use & related NH community issues (2min pp).
  • Digital Communications Monitoring from, Nextdoor, Facebook, Email, etc. 

6:30     Action/Decision Items (Board member roll call may be performed for recording votes)

  • Review AB68 – shall the board send a letter advising updates to the draft bill?
  • If Elo-Rivera is attendance the meeting will have Q&A

7:15     Reports/Updates

  • City, County, and State government agency representatives, if present.
    • District 9 Councilmember Elo-Rivera – Ben Mendoza, 619-236-6699
    • County Supervisor Fletcher –Ana Laura Martinez 619-531-5525
    • State Senator Atkins – Christopher Vallejo 619-645-3133
    • Assembly member Ward – Christopher Gris (619) 280-7801
  • Chair report
    • Community Planners Committee – 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 – TBD
    • 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    • NH History Project – historical documents are now at the Community Center office 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

7:30       Standing and Advisory Committees

  1. Utility Undergrounding & Street Lighting MAD – Emilie Colwell & Francis Prichett
  2. Caltrans Grant Submission – Paul Coogan, Jim Baross, Greg Stone, Taylor Everich
  3. DEI Program – Paul Coogan, Scott Kessler, Jim Baross
  4. Tree Replacements – Greg Stone, Emilie Colwell, Gerald Schoelen
  5. Joint Mid-City Communities Plan Update Committee – Paul Coogan, Greg Stone, Scott Kessler
  6. Historical Property Review Report – Dan 
  7. Parks & Trail Development – TBD 
  8. Traffic Issue Taskforce – Allan Harjala 

8:00    Adjournment


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  • For those who would rather call in with a telephone. Upon dialing in you will be asked to enter the Meeting ID followed by the pound/# key, this ID can be found below.

1 689-278-1000

Meeting ID: 880 1816 1962

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