Wed Jan 12, 2022: UCCA will host community meeting via Zoom; on the agenda: Net-Metering, Pure Water, Costa Verde, Redistricting, Standley Aquatic Center, Public Safety, and more

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Re Costa Verde – At the March UCPG and UCCA community meetings, the UCPG planning group chair announced that Alexandria (the property owner and developer) intends to build out the property within the scope of the existing permits with a hotel, life-science office space, and retail. All existing tenants were expected to vacate the property by March 15. There is no decision yet on the retail mix of stores; that is yet to be determined. There will be some kind of grocery market but it will not be a large chain. It’s expected to be a smaller grocery neighborhood market that caters to pedestrians rather than to automobiles. The small area with McDonald’s and the gas station will remain as is.


University City Community Association (UCCA) will host its first meeting of the new year on on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 6 PM, using Zoom Meeting technology. The special topic will be proposed changes to roof-top solar panel energy buy-back rates at the California Public Utilities Commission; special guest is Cole Reed from State Senator Toni Atkins office. Other topics include updates on Pure Water, Costa Verde, and Redistricting. This is a public meeting and all are invited to participate.

  • Agenda: Ongoing agenda items include updates from San Diego Police Department, legislative representatives, and local leaders. We also have a public comment period for those who want to make public announcements. If you have an agenda item to suggest, you may contact us through email at universitycitynews@gmail.com or leave us a voice mail at 858-412-0786.
  • Meeting: Please join the Zoom Meeting as early as 5:50 PM on January 12. Our Zoom host is Jemma Samala. The waiting room will be open at 5:50 PM with a prompt start at 6 PM. Click this link to join the meeting on Wednesday at 5:50 PM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8587743266

Preliminary agenda for Wednesday, January 12, 2022:

6:00 PM Welcome; President’s intro

6:05 PM Special guest and topic: Cole Reed (Senator Atkins’ office) on roof top solar and the PUC changes for energy buy-back. For reference, see also California proposes reducing incentives for rooftop solar (SDUT) at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/story/2021-12-12/california-may-cut-rooftop-solar-incentives-as-market-booms

6:15 PM Principal Michele Cazary: announcement from Spreckels and Oasis. For reference, see also https://www.universitycitynews.org/2022/01/07/san-diego-oasis-offering-free-new-tutor-training-with-volunteer-opportunities-for-reading-support-available-in-university-city/

6:19 PM Roll Call of UCCA Board Members and Liaisons
6:20 PM Approval of November minutes – vote
6:21 PM Approval of agenda – vote
6:25 PM SD Police Department / Public Safety – Officer Melanie Bognuda
6:30 PM Legislative Liaisons and Community Leader Reports – 3 minutes each please

6:45 PM UCPG Community Planning Group; Community Plan Update; Redistricting; Costa Verde – presenter Chris Nielsen, Chair, UCPG

6:50 PM UCCA President’s announcements – Standley Aquatic Center, Pure Water, SANDAG plan for SR 52 in Marion Bear, UCCA 20th Anniversary, Food and Yard waste recycling, BIOCOM tech event, Redistricting – presenter Diane Ahern

6:55 PM Open Forum – three-minute limit please
• Doyle PTA – jogathon – request for funding $500 – presenter Lisa Smith

7:00 PM UCCA Committee Reports
• Treasurer’s Report – Jemma Samala – vote
• Membership Report – Hallie Burch – vote
• Beautification & UCCF – Merle Langston
• Neighborhood Watch – Barbara Gellman
• Newsletter production – Jemma Samala & Terri Day
• Newsletter distribution – Don Hotz
• North UC Liaison – Bill Beck
• Parliamentarian / Network of Town Councils – Mack Langston
• Bylaws – Jim Beshears
• Community Plan Update liaison – Katie Rodolico
• Immediate Past President – Barry Bernstein
• CASA, Publicity, Recreation Group, Fire Safe Council, Banners, Grants – Diane Ahern
• Special Events – Darlene Ventimiglia & Barbara Henshaw

7:20 PM – Old Business / New Business
• Cell tower / 5G repeater in front yard

7:30 PM – Adjourn


About UCCA: University City Community Association provides for and promotes the safety, civic, cultural, social, educational and recreational development and improvement of University City … and provides a meeting place to discuss related issues and concerns at monthly public meetings. University City Community Association does not discriminate against people of any race, religion, age or sexual orientation. UCCA’s bylaws are https://www.universitycitynews.org/ucca-about-us/

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