The long-awaited draft of the Environmental Impact Report for the Safari Highlands Ranch development proposal has been released! We know there is strong public opposition to this project and rest assured, it remains a top priority for SPVPA too. You can read the...read more
The most recent timeline projection for the SHR draft EIR ended on Monday 8/28/2017, so the SHR EIR is now delayed once again. However, we have heard from several sources that the EIR release is imminent; perhaps as early as next week. Of course, we have heard this...read more
Interesting article in the San Diego Union-Tribune this weekend about Escondido's 2018 City Council election. It mentions several local issues that are expected to figure into voter turnout and candidate support, specifically mentioning Safari Highlands...read more
The Escondido Chamber of Citizens has submitted a strong letter of opposition to Safari Highlands Ranch. ECOC is the latest group to take a firm stand against this effort to circumvent the intended zoning (rural zoning for 27 houses to single family residential for...read more
SPVPA is pleased to announce Sierra Club has joined opposition efforts related to Safari Highlands Ranch. Sierra Club's San Diego Conservation Committee Chair has drafted a powerful letter (click HERE) detailing numerous concerns and their "resolute opposition" to...read more
Another SHR Project Update has been released by the City of Escondido. Click HERE to view it. Unfortunately, this most recent project update addressed to the SHR "Interested Groups and Individuals" email list, dated 5/11/17, and posted on the City's website, has not...read more
Unfortunately it seems the City of Escondido failed to send out an email to the SHR "interested parties" email list, again. SPVPA does our best to stay on top of SHR-related news & updates regardless, so we are passing along the recent EIR update we found. The...read more
California Chaparral Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of native shrubland ecosystems. They are particularly concerned with the trend toward urban sprawl and leapfrog development in...read more
February marked two years since the SHR developer held a community meeting with the impacted residents off Rockwood Road and Cloverdale Road (February 24 & 25, 2015). Today it has been a full year since the San Pasqual Union School District's community forum where...read more
The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians has deep ancestral ties to the San Pasqual area. Previous development efforts, including an Archaeological/Historical Study of the proposed SHR site conducted in 2015, noted numerous cultural sites tied to the Kumeyaay people,...read more
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