The North County Group of the Sierra Club San Diego is committed to helping our members explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. We want to help people, especially our young people, to experience and develop a relationship with nature. We are also committed to land use planning that protects natural resources for the benefit of endangered and … Read Full Article ▸
Escondido will be considering some significant changes in its election rules at the Oct 21, 2020 meeting (item 10, pg 302-3060). Sierra Club supports staff recommendation for the reduction in campaign contributions–even though they are still quite high compared to other areas. But, the staff is not recommending restrictions, such as San Marcos has, that … Read Full Article ▸
Please attend SANDAG’s October 15 zoom meeting (details below) and remind SANDAG that Rancho Lilac was acquired to conserve species and habitats, providing a “net environmental benefit” above and beyond traditional mitigation, and not for recreational purposes. Suggested talking points have been provided by the habitat advocates. Also see WHCC’s August 28 letter as background. Meeting … Read Full Article ▸
One of the most important decisions to be made about the fate of wildlife and plant species in the North County, will be decided on October 28 by the San Diego Board of Supervisors. Last week, Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara sent a letter to Chair Cox and the Board of Supervisors and joined us to … Read Full Article ▸
NCG ConsCom has filed comments to encourage quality, sustainable, and transportation oriented development in the East Valley area. This area is east of the old Palomar Hospital and undergoing new planning.
On October 21, the Escondido City Council will vote on the Palomar Heights proposal. NCG, along with a strong coalition of nearly 15 local organizations, has opposed this project for being significantly under-density and not including enough affordable housing. On September 18, the coalition filed a request to deny the Palomar Heights proposal: We strongly … Read Full Article ▸
The Sierra Club has endorsed five candidates running in inland North County elections. The endorsed candidates are as follows: Escondido City Council Don Greene, District 3 Andres Yanez, District 4 San Marcos City Council Alan Geraci, District 3 Neil Kramer, District 4 Vista City Council Katie Melandez, District 3 Vallecitos Water District Board Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, … Read Full Article ▸