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Ramona planning group attracts 15 candidates

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Wednesday, Aug. 13—Fifteen citizens are vying for seven seats on the Ramona Community Planning Group in the Nov. 4 election, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website today. Four are incumbents seeking re-election to the 15-member group that serves as an adviser to the county on planning and land use issues. The [...]

Creek bed cleanup hits bureaucratic snags

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Bureaucratic hurdles have stalled efforts by the Ramona sheriff’s station to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bottom, even as it continues to arrest criminals living and hoarding items among the bed’s vegetation.

Lt. Hank Turner of the Ramona station updated the Ramona Community Planning Group, a creek cleanup advocate, on the project during the planners’ Aug. 7 meeting.

Supervisors adopt Ramona Village Design plan

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A new zoning plan for Ramona’s town center that has been in the works for 10 years takes effect 30 days from its approval by San Diego County Board of Supervisors on July 30.

“This is a big day for Ramona,” Carol Fowler, vice chair of the Ramona Village Design Group, told the supervisors.

The Ramona Village Center Plan of form based codes and a similar plan for Alpine, along with amendments to Fallbrook’s village zoning regulations were grouped together for adoption.

County looks at selling surplus property on SR-78

San Diego County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to adopt a resolution of intention to sell surplus property in Ramona and set a bid date at its Aug. 5 meeting.

The 1.36-acre parcel, located at 849 state Route 78, was acquired through a donation in 2000 and is zoned A-70, which is limited agricultural and allows residential use.

County staff recommends a Sept. 23 hearing for supervisors to conduct the bid opening approve the sale of county parcel number 2014-0006-A to the highest responsible bidder. The minimum bid is expected to be $40,000.

County’s surplus vehicle online auction starts Monday

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Bidding for the county’s latest online public vehicle auction opens at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, with hundreds of surplus vehicles and many bids starting at $100.

The auction will include automobiles, heavy equipment and surplus government property from the county and other local agencies.

Bidding will end at noon on Monday, Aug. 11. For anyone who would like to see the vehicles in person, they will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 11, at 369 Main St. in Ramona.

CHP opens SR-67 traffic lane near Mt. Woodson, after vehicle overturns

Thursday, July 31, 2:55 p.m. — CHP has opened up a southbound lane on state Route 67 near Mt. Woodson following an accident involving an overturned vehicle.

According to CHP, the accident occurred 200 yards south of the Poway city limit sign and caused damage to 20 feet of guardrail on the southbound side of SR-67. No information is available as to whether there are injuries.

Ramona water district lawyer resigns when director claims negligence

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A brief special meeting of the Ramona Municipal Water District Board on Monday resulted in a heated exchange between Director Joe Zenovic and the district’s legal counsel, who announced he will be submitting his resignation.

While Zenovic claimed negligence on an action by legal counsel, James Gilpin, a partner with Best Best & Krieger, said he was resigning “because there’s a lot of shenanigans that I can’t support.”

Four incumbents seek re-election to Ramona posts on Nov. 4

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Four incumbents ­— two on the Ramona Community Planning Group and two on the Ramona Unified School District Board — have filed for re-election on the Nov. 4 ballot.

According to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters website, no candidate has filed for either of the two Ramona Municipal Water District seats up for election.

Supervisors to consider adoption of Ramona Village Center Plan on Wednesday

The Ramona Village Center Plan of custom-tailored zoning and design standards for the town’s core will be considered for adoption into the county Zoning Ordinance by the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday, July 30.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the board’s north chambers at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego.

Also known as form based codes, the Ramona Village Center Plan, created by the Ramona Village Design Group with assistance from consultants and county staff, will promote mixed uses for buildings, compact building design and a variety of

On the Agenda: Parks Subcommittee meets July 29; Design Review Board, July 31

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Parks Subcommittee of Ramona Community Planning Group, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Status update on current PLDO (Park Lands Dedication Ordinance) projects: Amphitheater fencing, sod and seed (approved for $27,500), Ramona Soccer League field Expansion ($150,00), Skateboard park development ($90,000), Girls Softball LED scoreboards ($40,000), Collier Park tennis court conversion to basketball courts ($70,620), Ramona High School baseball/softball fencing and dugouts ($100,000), community athletic complex ($250,000), Barnett Elementary School playground project ($75,000).

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