Write LAFCO and Oppose ‘Special Study’ status for Harvest Hills The LAFCO public review period for the Escondido municipal services review (MSR) is now open. The staff is proposing to give the project a ‘special study’ designation. Harvest Hills is a dangerous sprawl project and will increase fire risks and negative impacts on Escondido, the … Read Full Article ▸
Sierra Club, Urban Corps of San Diego, and the city of Escondido are working together to pilot test an effort to get more trees planted in urban areas. Urban Corps members will be talking to residents about trees and offering free tree plantings in Escondido. Sierra Club members and others interested in more tree planting … Read Full Article ▸
The city of Escondido is creating its first-ever Environmental Justice Element for its General Plan. There will be public meetings on Sunday, August 7, 1- 2:30 at the East Valley Community Center and Thursday, August 11, 6:30 – 8 PM at the library. The flyer in English and Spanish is here. NCG’s Environmental Justice Element comment … Read Full Article ▸
Preserve Wild Poway (PWP) has recently formed as a response to the continued degradation of Poway’s natural open spaces. From continued development, to lack of resources allocated to manage the existing reserves, Poway’s natural spaces are under threat. PWP is dedicated to protecting these natural spaces from further disruption and development. If you are worried … Read Full Article ▸
Monday, the Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO) will consider a ‘special study’ status for Harvest Hills. Sierra Club, Endangered Habitats League, and San Pasqual Valley Preservation Alliance filed the following comment. Please stay tuned as this issue develops. Dear LAFCO Commissioners, The wildfire this week, in the Witch Creek area again, is an on-going reminder … Read Full Article ▸
Sierra Club NCG is a member of the Escondido Community Housing Coalition (ECHC). ECHC filed the following letter with the city of Escondido and the State Housing and Community Development Dept. We are requesting three amendments to the final Housing Element before it is certified.