Agenda November 7, 2023

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

Normal Heights Community Center

4649 Hawley Avenue

Via Zoom at

Via telephone: 1 689-278-1000 Meeting ID: 626 390 4190

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

  1. Opening “reflection”
  2. 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.
  3. Agenda Setting/modifications (Note: items may be addressed out of listed order and time)
  4. Approval of meeting minutes for October as sent via email – Secretary/Brian Schrader
  5. 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)

  • Presentation on Mid-Cities Community Plan Update Process – Alex Frost (City of San Diego)
  • Review “Operating Procedures” formerly known as “Terms and Conditions” for re-certification by the city – Paul Coogan

7:15     Reports/Updates

  1. City, County, and State government agency representatives, if present.
    • Lydia Marshal – City Parks & Rec – presentation on Ward Canyon GDP development
    • District 9 Councilmember Elo-Rivera – Ben Mendoza
    • Budgeting
    • Mayor’s Office – Lucero Maganda
    • Budgeting
    • County Supervisor– (removed until further notice) State Senator Atkins –Andi McNew 
    • Assembly Member Ward – Christopher Gris 
  2. Chair report 
    • Community Planners Committee
      • A letter was approved to be sent to the city regarding planning dept overreach on an issue from many months ago.Ad hoc subcommittee formed to review and submit opinions on Grand Jury Report on DIF and collect evidence for a new Grand Jury investigation into the practices of the planning department, DSD, and code enforcement.
    • Board Training Update
  3. 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 – Greg Stone/Norma StaffordAdams “Community Recreation Advisory Group” – Nancy Lawler
    • NH for Smart Growth – Paul Coogan

7:30 Standing Committees

  1. Joint Mid-City Communities Plan Update Committee – Greg Stone, Scott Kessler, Emily, Brian
  2. Historical Property Review Report – Dan 
  3. Parks & Trail Development – TBD 

7:45 Advisory Committees

  1. Nominating Committee – Greg Stone, Taylor Everich, Jim Baross
  2. Utility Undergrounding & Street Lighting MAD – Emilie Colwell & Francis Prichett
  3. Caltrans Grant Submission – Paul Coogan, Jim Baross, Greg Stone, Taylor Everich
  4. DEI Program – Paul Coogan, Scott Kessler, Jim Baross
  5. Tree Replacements – Greg Stone, Emilie Colwell, Gerald Schoelen
  6. Traffic Issue Taskforce (Report on Vision Zero) – Allan Harjala 
  7. Community Engagement Poll – Paul Coogan

8:00    Adjournment

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