Agenda October 3, 2023

Agenda for Tuesday, October 3, 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 August & September 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)

  • Review materials for re-certification by the city – Paul Coogan
  • Consolidated Plan by City for Federal Funding – Paul Coogan

7:15     Reports/Updates

  1. City, County, and State government agency representatives, if present.
    1. Lydia Marshal – City Parks & Rec – presentation on Ward Canyon GDP development
    1. District 9 Councilmember Elo-Rivera – Ben Mendoza
      1. Budgeting
    1. Mayor’s Office – Lucero Maganda
      1. Budgeting
    1. County Supervisor– (removed until further notice) 
    1. State Senator Atkins –Andi McNew 
    1. Assembly Member Ward – Christopher Gris 
  2. Chair report 
    1. Community Planners Committee
      1. HAP 2.0 and Letter against off-site affordable units
      1. Land Development Code Update
    1. Board Training Update
  3. Community Group updates when present
    1. Adams Avenue Business Association – Scott Kessler
    1. El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association – Gary Weber
    1. NH Community Association and NH Urban Arts – Greg Stone/Norma Stafford
    1. Adams “Community Recreation Advisory Group” – Nancy Lawler
    1. 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 – Allan Harjala 
  7. Community Engagement Poll – Paul Coogan

8:00    Adjournment

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