The LCPG Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 6:30pm at the:
Lakeside Community Center
9841 Vine Street, Lakeside, CA 92040
County Proposed Rate Change - Street Lighting District
On July 20, 2016, County staff will be recommending to the Board of Supervisors a revision to the current annual assessment of $6.48 (per benefit unit) for the San Diego County Street Lighting District (District). There will be a second hearing on August 3, 2016 to confirm that the assessment be placed on property tax bills. We are asking that you provide an informational update to your community on this proposed rate change.
What is the Rate Change?
This will be the first rate change since Fiscal Year 2008-09. The maximum voter-approved assessment is $25 per benefit unit (1 benefit unit = single-family home). The average rate revisions are as follows, based on the rate moving from $6.48 to $13.50:
~ Residential Single Family (56% of Rate Payers) – Average current rate $6.48 will increase to $13.50 annually;
~ Residential Multi-Family (41% of Rate Payers) – Average current rate $3.55 will increase to $7.40 annually; and
~ Commercial/Industrial/Agricultural (3% of Rate Payers, primarily storage units) – Average current rate $97.92 will increase to $204.01 annually.
Why is the Rate Changing?
Over the past four years, electricity rates have risen 18% and SDG&E has proposed an additional 12% increase over the next two years. We recently retrofitted about a third of our streetlights with more efficient LED lights. The District will use some of the revenues from the proposed fee increase to retrofit the remaining County-owned streetlights with energy efficient LED lights to reduce our long-term operating and maintenance costs. The energy-efficient LED retrofits will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide additional savings for the District as energy costs continue to rise.
If you have any questions, please contact me at your convenience. I can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 694-8982. If I am unavailable, you can also contact Murali Pasumarthi at email@example.com or (858) 694-3892. We appreciate the unique insight that each community group brings as we strive to provide the safest and most efficient street lighting possible for the County of San Diego. If it would be helpful, we are happy to come out and provide additional information to your group.
County of San Diego
Department of Public Works
office: (858) 694-2691
**LCPG Vacancy Request for Applications**
There is an open seat on the LCPG. Please submit your application by 6:30pm on July 6th.
Planning Group Application
Membership qualifications and the BOS application form may be accessed at the Clerk’s Web site at www.sdcounty.ca.gov/cob/ or by calling the Clerk’s office at 619- 531-5600.
Qualified candidates, seeking a recommendation by the LCPG, must submit an application to the LCPG by the next meeting at 6:30 pm.
El Monte Valley Sand Mining Proposal
AUG. 26, 2015 SCOPING MEETING
There was a Scoping Meeting for the El Monte Valley Sand Mining and Nature Preserve Project on Wednesday August 26, 2015 at the Lakeside Community Center. Many members of the community spoke against this project citing numerous concerns.
Meeting Announcement - County Letter
Project Proposal for the El Monte Sand Mining and Restoration Project is available at:
http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/…/Current_P…/MUP-98-014W2.html (click on Project Description). On the same page you can also click on Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for a fuller description of the scoping and comment process.
The DRAFT EIR should be released sometime in October at which time the public will have 45 days to review and comment.
Concerns should addressed to the County to:
Mr. Jim Bennett
5510 Overland Dr, San Diego, 92123, Ste. 310,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Concerns that have been raised can be found on the
Save El Monte Valley website and in the
LCPG June 3rd Meeting Minutes
El Monte Nature Preserve Facebook Page:
Applicant's Public Relations Press Release:
El Monte Nature Preserve LLC
Press Release - August 8, 2015
Lakeside Equestrian Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)
Previously discussed at June 2015 Meeting
FEMA - The Flood Insurance Study report and Flood Insurance Rate Map for your community have been revised by this Letter of Map Revision (LOMR). Please use the enclosed annotated map panel(s) revised by this LOMR for floodplain management purposes and for all flood insurance policies and renewals issued in your community.
Letter of Map Revision - LOMR
1976 Lindo Lake Environmental Impact Report - Received from Bill Saumier, County Parks & Recreation Dept, "During a search through old records from Iron Mountain, I found this EIR from 1976 from when Lindo lake was really just a pond. You’ll see in the document that the lake was later expanded to its current size when 15 additional acres were added. It appears from this document that the east and west basins were “normally dry” except following winter rain events. There has been a long history of wanting Lindo Lake to be a larger lake than just the original pond and seasonal lake that it has been. This EIR documents the true historical conditions of Lindo Lake."
Click here for the 1976 Lindo Lake EIR
Lakeside Community Planning Group Resources:
The Lakeside Community Planning Group is an elected body that acts in an advisory capacity to the Department of Planning & Development Services (PDS), the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors and other County departments. The Planning Group's recommendations are advisory only and are not binding on the County of San Diego.