For the county to construct the San Vicente Road improvements, Ramona Municipal Water District must relocate 19,000 feet of water main that is within the project’s right of way at an estimated cost of $5 million.
To finance the project, the water district says it will have to increase water rates to pay for debt service.
Continuing to oppose the Sol Orchard solar energy project for Warnock Drive and Ramona Street, Ramona Community Planning Group (RCPG) is taking steps to make sure its voice is heard before the issue goes to the county Board of Supervisors for a vote.
RCPG unanimously rejected the Sol Orchard project twice this year, but the group is only advisory and the county Planning Commission on Oct. 19 approved a major use permit for the solar farm. The next step will be the Board of Supervisors.
The Ramona Community Planning Group will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday evening, Jan. 10, instead of the first Thursday of the month as is normally scheduled.
Newly-elected planning group members will begin their four-year terms at the January meeting. As of press time, no information was received on meeting location and time. Check the Jan. 10 Sentinel and ramonasentinel.com for more details.
Just before the end of 2012, state utility commissioners denied San Diego Gas & Electric’s application to recover its uninsured costs from the October 2007 wildfires.
Ramona’s Diane Conklin, speaking on behalf of the Mussey Grade Road Alliance, said the alliance was pleased with the California Public Utilities Commission’s unanimous decision to deny SDG&E’s Wildfire Expense Balancing Account (WEBA).
Dec 28 2012 | Posted in Government
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The year 2013 could be the start of a partnership between the Ramona Municipal Water District and the City of Poway in an effort to reduce water costs and increase local resources.
“If this vision is implemented, it will dramatically change how RMWD conducts business…” RMWD General Manager David Barnum told the board at its December meeting.
Members of the Board of Supervisors are scheduled to break ground today for a building that will house the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office.
The nearly 120,000-square-foot structure will replace what the county considers an inefficient warehouse-style building that the registrar’s office has used since the 1970s.
Dec 19 2012 | Posted in Government
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A dispute between a Ramona property owner and the Ramona Municipal Water District over fees connected to grease buildup in a sewer line has a consumer advocacy group involved.
“I just wanted to let you know we’re going to be here. We’re going to be attending board meetings,” Charles Langley, publisher and director of
Ramona Municipal Water District directors and Ramona Unified School District trustees, who won in the Nov. 6 election, take their oaths of office.
San Diego Association of Governments plans to pursue a settlement with plaintiffs in a lawsuit against its regional transportation plan but will appeal a recent court decision if the two sides fail to reach agreement.
Judge Timothy Taylor ruled earlier this week that SANDAG did not comply with 2008 state rules on lowering emissions when the regional planning agency developed the RTP, which coordinates transportation projects through 2050. His decision, in a lawsuit filed by the Cleveland National Forest Foundation and backed by other environmental organizations and state Attorney General Kamala Harris, invalidated the plan’s environmental impact report.
San Diego County Board of Supervisors have approved a program to reduce the number of eye gnats around organic farms — without the use of pesticides.
The insects live and breed in warmer climates and are a nuisance to humans and animals, buzzing around the eyes, nose and mouth, according to the county’s Department of Environmental Health.