Newsletter – March 16, 2016

Join us at the next community meeting!

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District)
Agenda

6:30 pm: Special Presentation & Guests

7:00 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

7:15 pm: Meet the Candidate – Chris Ward- for City Council District 3

7:50 pm: Call for New Board Members

February 2106 Newsletter


Hillcrest Town Council February 2016 Newsletter

Join us at the next community meeting!

 

Date:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District) Map

Agenda

6:30 pm:

7:00 pm:

7:15 pm:

7:45 pm:

Community Representatives & Public Comment

Presentation of the L.I.O.N. Award

Update on HBA projects by Ben Nichols

Discussion of the New Uptown Gateway Council

6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

Community Representatives:

Hospital Representatives:

  • Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
  • Monica Montano for Scripps Mercy

7:00 pm: Presentation of the L.I.O.N. Award

The L.I.O.N. Award (Let’s Improve Our Neighborhood) is given to a person/project/group who contributed significantly to our community. This year we are giving this award to Tim Gahagan for his service as President of the UCPD (Uptown Community Parking District) during its restructuring. He provided outstanding leadership bringing four community groups together to find better parking solutions for Uptown.

7:15 pm: HBA Projects Presentation

Ben Nichols, the Hillcrest Business Association Executive Director will lead a discussion concerning two new projects for Hillcrest. First he will detail the plans for the greenway on Normal Street and then he will disucss the new Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) under formation for the Eastern part of Hillcrest.

7:45 pm: Discussion of the Uptown Gateway Council

Tom Mulaney (Uptown Planners) and Roy Dahl (Hillcrest Parking Committee) will discuss the newly formed Uptown Gateway Council which represents developers in the area of Sixth Ave from Pennsylvania to RT 163. This group is concerned about issues of density and height and want to change the community plan that is in development. Tom and Roy will pass a signup sheet for those interested in a sub-committee to monitor this new council.

Board Member Elections

Our March meeting includes the election of two new members to the Hillcrest Town Council. Do you care enough about our community to run/volunteer? The basic job is to attend two meetings a month: the community meeting and the steering committee meeting. Talk with with Luke Terpstra or anyone one else on our board. You can make a difference on your community while working with some great people

Steering Committee Meetings

Hillcrest Town Council’s Steering Committee is often where the magic begins.
Come be a part of the team that sets the agenda for our monthly meetings, and helps make other critical decisions about the Hillcrest Town Council direction.

Steering Committee
Join us at
3636 4th Ave.
Suite 310
6:00pm on the last Monday of the month.

Save the Date

Hillcrest Clean TEAM “Spring Clean” will be held on February 27, 2016 from 09:00am-11:00am. Meet at Upas and Park Blvd. If this you first time participating you will receive one of our special orange T-Shirts. For more info please contact David Coben at hillcrestcleanteam@gmail.com

Dates to Remember
  • February 9, 2016 – Community Meeting
  • February 27, 2016 – Hillcrest Clean TEAM “Spring Clean”
  • February 29, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting
  • March 8, 2016 – Community Meeting

January 2016 – Newsletter


Hillcrest Town Council January 2016 Newsletter

Join us at the next community meeting!

 

Date:
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District) Map

Agenda

6:30 pm:

7:00 pm:

7:30 pm:

 

6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

Community Representatives:

Hospital Representatives:

  • Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
  • Monica Montano for Scripps MercyTop

7:00 pm: University Pipeline Replacement Discussion

Claudia Mejia, the Community Outreach Representative for the University Pipeline Replacement Project will present a project overview with along with updates on the project progress.

This is great opportunity for you to be able to get project information and have your questions answered. You can also sign up for e-newsletters for regular updates on the project.

7:30 pm: Discussion on Priorities for 2016

What do you think are the issues for us to explore in 2016:
Parking/Residential Parking Permits, Bikes, Construction, Homeless, Schools, Sidewalks, Trees, Parking, Political Representation?

Join the discussion and tell us what you believe should be a priority for 2016.

Enjoy the Free Pizza

There is a new Domino’s Pizza in Hillcrest at 126 W. Washington Street.

To introduce their new store they are donating free pizza to the people who attend this January 2016 meeting.

The HTC will be providing drinks for all.

What a great way to start the new year. Free pizza while you discuss plans for 2016.

Steering Committee Meetings

Hillcrest Town Council’s Steering Committee is often where the magic begins.
Come be a part of the team that sets the agenda for our monthly meetings, and helps make other critical decisions about the Hillcrest Town Council direction.

Steering Committee
Join us at
3636 4th Ave.
Suite 310
6:00pm on the last Monday of the month.

Save the Date

Hillcrest Clean TEAM “Spring Clean” will be held on 2February 27, 2016 from 09:00am-11:00am location to be announced at the next HTC Meeting! For more info please contact David Coben at hillcrestcleanteam@gmail.com

Dates to Remember
  • January 12, 2016 – Community Meeting
  • January 25, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting
  • February 9, 2016 – Next Community Meeting
  • February 22, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting
  • February 27, 2016 – Hillcrest Clean TEAM “Spring Clean”

 

Steering Committee – December 28, 2015

HILLCREST TOWN COUNCIL
STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

DECEMBER 28, 2015

Present: Luke Terpstra (Board Chair); Mark Zangrando (Board Treasurer); Benny Cartwright (Board Secretary); David Coben (NIC Chair); Rich Gorin; Roy Dahl.

Call to Order
Chair Luke Terpstra called the meeting to order at 6:01 pm.

January 12 Community Meeting
-Luke will not be present; Vice Chair Kath Rogers will preside.
-The new Domino’s Pizza store on Washington St. will provide pizzas, estimating for 50 attendees. HTC will purchase beverages from Domino’s. Benny will get in touch with Ann Garwood, so she can pass on the contact info. to set this up.
-Benny will send meeting details to Char Lou so she can send out the newsletter.

Confirmed meeting agenda items:
-Community/Hospital Representatives
-Public Comment
-Kath will announce the upcoming Board election cycle (2 openings).
-7 pm: Claudia from BURTECH will give an update on the University Ave. Pipeline Project.
-7:30 pm: Open discussion from community members about priorities for 2016. Attendees will be asked to go around the room and introduce themselves at this time.

February 9 Community Meeting
-Possibly a candidate forum between Chris Ward and Anthony Bernal. Ward has confirmed that either February or March work for him; still waiting to hear from Bernal (Luke will follow-up).
-Parking committee discussion to report on proposed 4-way stop signs at 8th & Robinson.

March 8 Community Meeting
-Elections
-Possibly a candidate forum between Chris Ward and Anthony Bernal. Ward has confirmed that either February or March work for him; still waiting to hear from Bernal (Luke will follow-up).

-Brandon Smith from the Alpha Project is willing to give an update at any time.

Treasurer’s Report
-Current bank account balance is $5,575.01.
-Luke will be reimbursed $20 for paying a CA filing fee.

Neighborhood Improvement Committee Report
-Per steering committee suggestion, NIC has scaled down the size of the Feb. 27 Clean TEAM event to expect approximately 50 volunteers.
-By the Jan. 12 meeting, fliers and other promotional material for the Feb. 27 cleanup will be ready.
-David is working with Todd Gloria’s office for dumpster(s).
-David is securing a location to place the dumpster(s).
-Still discussing storage options for Clean TEAM supplies. Will send a proposal to The Center; also have an offer of space from HBA for free in East Village.

Joyce Beers Center Upgrades
No report. Luke will check-in with Rich Grousset.

Uptown Parking Board
-Roy reported on the recent election. Char Lou Benedict is now President of the Uptown Parking District board. Chris Shaw is now the chair of the Hillcrest Subcommittee. Bruce Reeves of ACE Hardware Hillcrest is also on board now. Roy Dahl and Tim Gahagan remain as Hillcrest resident seats.
-Hillcrest Subcommittee is considering putting stop signs at 8th & Robinson. Will report back.

Media Relations
-Benny will touch base with local Realtor Preston Webb, who has requested updates from HTC for his “Hillcrest News.”

Bylaws
-Discussion continues on the bylaws. The board or a subcommittee will need to really sit down and present a final draft when we are ready to finish this process. Once ready, will take the suggested revisions to the full membership for a vote. After bylaws are done, will begin the non-profit filing status process.

Adjournment
Mark moved and Rich seconded a motion to adjourn at 7:05 pm. Unanimous.

Submitted by: Benny Cartwright, Secretary.

November 2015 Newsletter


Hillcrest Town Council November 2015 Newsletter

Join us at the next community meeting!

 

Date:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District) Map

Agenda

6:30 pm:

7:00 pm:

7:30 pm:

 

6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

Community Representatives:

Hospital Representatives:

  • Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
  • Monica Montano for Scripps Mercy  

7:00 pm: State Senator Marty Block

We are pleased to welcome California State Senator Marty Block. He chairs the Senate Education Budget Subcommittee, the Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions, the Capitol Knesset, and the Legislative Jewish Caucus.

Senator Marty Block was elected in November of 2012 to represent California’s 39th Senate District, including the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar, and Solana Beach.

Previously, Senator Block was a member of the SD County Board of Education and then served as President of the SD Community College District Board of Trustees. He would like to chat with you, so please come to hear updates from Sacramento.

There will also be time to ask questions of the speaker and share issues of concern to you.

7:30 pm: Community Discussion on Homelessness

This is an issue that is not going away and is arguably one of the biggest quality of life issues in Hillcrest.

Join the discussion and tell us what you think might be a pathway to some solutions.

We will also have an update from Brandon Smith who is on the Outreach Team for the Alpha Project.

Meet our Newest Member

David CobenThe Hillcrest Town Council would like to introduce it’s newest member to the community. David Coben was nominated and approved as the new chair of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC).

The NIC works to improve the neighborhood and oversees the Hillcrest Clean T.E.A.M (Together Everyone Achieves More), which has for many years held street cleanings in our neighborhood with volunteers, brooms and rolling barrels to “put the shine back in Hillcrest.” (You may have seen the T.E.A.M. out in orange T-shirts). Every year on the day after the San Diego Pride celebration in July, HTC partners with Pride to clean the parade route.

The NIC is presently looking for a new storage space for our Clean T.E.A.M. supplies. Maybe you know of some place in a garage, or storage shed where we could store on a permanent basis. We would need about a 5′ x 5′ space (maybe less) in the Hillcrest area.

NIC also hands out the L.I.O.N. (Let’s Improve Our Neighborhood) Awards to residents, businesses or anyone who does a great thing with their property or business. Past award winners include the Crest Cafe for the beautiful mural on their building. To contact Coben or for more information about the NIC, email hillcrestcleanteam@gmail.com“.

Steering Committee Meetings

Hillcrest Town Council’s Steering Committee is often where the magic begins.
Come be a part of the team that sets the agenda for our monthly meetings, and helps make other critical decisions about the Hillcrest Town Council direction.

Steering Committee
Join us at
3636 4th Ave.
Suite 310
6:00pm on the last Monday of the month.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2015 Holiday PotluckPot Luck

SAVE THE DATE: December 8, 2015 for our annual  Holiday Potluck! The Hillcrest Town Council will be joining the Bankers Hill Community Group for a Holiday Potluck with our neighbors at their location at 3030 Front St.

Enjoy a special presentation, by historian Nancy Carol Carter, describing Kate Sessions’ (the Mother of Balboa Park) impact on Balboa Park and Bankers Hill.

For the potluck dinner, roasted sliced turkeys will be donated by UCSD Medical Center with mashed potatoes, dressing & gravy provided by Scripps Mercy Hospital. Neighbors are asked to bring their favorite dish to share. Beers and wines will be offered with a donation to our hosts, the San Diego Indoor Sports Club members. Holiday cheer will be plentiful! Hope you can join the fun!

Dates to Remember
  • November 10, 2015 – Community Meeting
  • November 30, 2015 – Steering Committee Meeting
  • December 8, 2015 – Pot Luck
  • No December – Community Meeting
  • January 12, 2016 – Next Community Meeting

University Avenue Pipeline Replacement Project

Dear Stakeholder,

This project will take place in the Mission Hills, Uptown, Hillcrest, University Heights and North Park areas of San Diego, with work occurring in phases at particular locations along the alignment of the project.

HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING ON:

Fifth Avenue between University Avenue and Washington Street.
As a part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project to replace the water mains servicing your community, construction in this area will begin on Sunday night, September 27, 2015 at 8 p.m. The crews will continue to replace the existing water main on Fifth Avenue between University Avenue and Washington Street. Remaining work in this area will include installing individual service lines from the water main to each property as well as street paving.
The implementation of this work requires a temporary closure of northbound (NB) Fifth Avenue between University Avenue and Washington Street. See map below for construction work zone and closure area. Only one NB lane will remain open. Parking on this section of Fifth Avenue will be prohibited; pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
The street will remain partially closed until the task at this locations is completed. We anticipate completion by 8 a.m. on Friday, October 2, with additional, less restrictive work continuing through October 2015.
Robinson Avenue at Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Avenues
In preparation for the upcoming work to replace the water main on Robinson Avenue, the contractor will implement temporary closures on Robinson Avenue at the intersections of the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Avenues on Tuesday night, September 29, 2015, for one night only. See map below for construction work zone/closed intersections and detours. Remaining work on Robinson Avenue will resume on Sunday night, October 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. Additional information about this work will be sent out.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while work progresses on this project. Every provision will be taken to quickly and efficiently complete the work.

WHAT TO EXPECT
During construction, anticipate temporary inconveniences. Please exercise caution in the work zone and note that:

There may be temporary traffic rerouting and limited access within the immediate work zone;
Staged pipe, fittings, equipment and storage containers will be located along the work zone;
When required, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted 48 hours before construction activities start; and
Vehicles parked in violation of signs will be towed.

HOURS AND DAYS OF OPERATION (night work)
Sunday through Thursday nights, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.