CACC & CACPB
working together for our neighborhoods
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.
10th Annual Boulevard Boo! Parade
Boo After Party & Float Awards Ceremony at the College Ave Baptist Church until 5:00 pm at 4747 College Avenue: live music, carnival rides, games, cold drinks and food trucks.
New Farmers' Market
The College Area welcomes a new Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, October 29. The market will run on Wednesdays year-round with winter hours of 2 pm - 6 pm and summer hours of 3 pm -7 pm in the parking lot of the College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue. Entrance to the market is from El Cajon Boulevard, just across from the Von’s shopping center. As we enter the fall season, the markets will be from 2:00 -6:00 pm. Operated by the non-profit San Diego County Farm Bureau, the goal is to provide a wide variety of high quality, locally grown produce at the market. The Bureau exists to protect and promote local agriculture, so farmers and local produce will be the priority. Also on display will be unique craftworks and artisan food sellers. Live music will be playing regularly. Casey Anderson of the Farm Bureau says, “We want to create a community gathering place where residents can both see friends and pick up ingredients for a healthy dinner or just grab a bite. We’re confident that this can be a premier farmers market in the region if the community supports it.” Come early to stock up on fruits and veggies fresh from the fields, and then stay for the fun.
South Campus Plaza
At our October 8 meeting the College Area Community Council and Planning Board heard a presentation on South Campus Plaza, the mixed use student housing and retail development soon to be built by San Diego State University at the intersection of College Avenue and Montezuma Road. The retail component will include a market and several restaurants on the ground floor, topped by student housing.
Police Bikes Arrive in College Area
The San Diego Police Department Eastern Division’s C Squad, which patrols the College Area, now has five new bikes to make its patrols more effective.
The specially equipped bikes, which cost $2,000 each, were purchased through a $6,000 donation from Councilmember Marti Emerald’s discretionary budget, and $2,000 each donated by the Alvarado Estates neighborhood association and the College Area Community Council.
CACC Committee activity during FY 2013-14
Most of the work that gets done by any board takes place at the committee level. At our April meeting, we reviewed the Annual Reports from our four standing committees for the fiscal year ending March 2014. The hard working people on these committees are not all board members. Most committees consist of board members plus caring community members who have a special interest in a particular issue in the College Area.
Special Report of the CENRP, 2/26/2014
Ann Cottrell, Chair
Code Enforcement and Nuisance Rental Property Committee
This brief report is to acquaint those involved in the governance of the College Area neighborhoods with the extent of over-commercialization existing in RS-1 (single-“family”) neighborhoods, especially those near SDSU. This over-commercialization is due to the large number of rental homes characterized by high tenant turnover and generally high occupancy, called HTHO rentals. A high concentration of transient oriented rentals creates problems on many fronts including noise issues, parking in front yards and reduced on-street parking, trash and poor property maintenance; in short, deteriorating neighborhoods.