October 2019 Newsletter

General Meeting Open to All

October 10, 2019 6:15pm-8:00pm

Bascom Library Community Room, 2nd Floor 1000 S Bascom Ave

6:15    Meet and Greet Come meet your neighbors

6:30    *Welcome 

*Updates from City and County Offices

*Community Updates

*Presentation: Proposed Low Income Housing on Moorpark at Leigh. Property Owners, Immanuel Lutheran Evangelical Church. Developer, MidPen Housing.

This is your chance to learn how MidPen has developed properties and projects in the past and how this experience translates to a proposal in our neighborhood. How will this change the church site? How will this affect our neighborhood?

7:40    Wrap up and next steps. What subjects or projects would you like to see at our next meeting? What social events would you like to see?

Access 2nd floor via elevator or exterior stairs. We must vacate the room at 8pm. Park in lot, bike or walk in. 

Notes From The President

            In 2019 we have undergone a lot of transitions, not all of them easy, which has meant cutting down on meetings. We will start with quarterly meetings, add more as we go and also add more social events.

                  We begin with our October 2019 meeting and a project that was brought to us this summer. Immanuel Lutheran and their sister congregations have been working on answers to the housing and homeless problems. Partnering with MidPen Housing, our local congregation is proposing to remove the buildings at the edge of their property. This would leave the sanctuary in between two sets of housing. The proposal includes low income housing for formerly homeless people, wrap around on-site services to ensure clients successfully navigate through this phase of their lives, security and on-site management. This is not a rehab facility nor is it a navigation center.

Shout out to Theo and Al who did another walk and litter pick up in September.

                  Rail lines that run through cities are generally required to sound horns while inside urban areas. This includes light and heavy rail. Based on the requests of many neighborhoods, our light rail line has received and exemption. With trains running every 15 minutes in each direction for 20 hours a day, this is extremely disruptive. Until recently, VTA has supported this waiver. How do you feel about it?

                  Paving projects are in full swing around the neighborhood. You will also see new bike lanes added and the restriping of old bike lane routes. What you will not see is the work on Fruitdale that was scheduled for 2019. We are in touch with DOT to see just when we can expect this to move forward. 

                  Auto Burglaries have been picking up. Lock your car, don’t keep anything valuable in it, don’t leave anything within view. SJPD arrested one burglar around Richmond Ave on Oct 1, but generally we see a trend building up. 

                  Del Mar High School wants you! The annual Feste Del Mar includes a parade of marching bands. Who doesn’t love parades? Bring the kids and cheer on the bands. Or, for a small entry fee, you can watch the entire competition. Food trucks will be on site. See flyer on next page or contact the campus directly.

See you at the meeting…..Randi