In the wake of the Lilac Fire, today’s San-Diego Union Tribune discusses the valuable lessons learned from the ‘03 and ‘07 fires - and one lesson that is still being ignored: ongoing efforts by developers to build in known, fire-prone wild lands (SHR specifically...read more
As we mentioned earlier this week, the City of Escondido failed to properly notify more than one agency of the draft EIR for SHR when it was released in mid-October. Today the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that LAFCO was one of the agencies that was not notified of...read more
It's a busy week: we gave thanks on Thursday, looked for splashy sales on Friday, supported small businesses on Saturday and scoured the Internet for deals on Monday. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is fast becoming known as Giving Tuesday, an international...read more
Another powerful newspaper article about the Safari Highlands Ranch development battle. “It’s still very rural land zoned for 27 houses. That’s what they bought, that’s their land and they are looking for a mechanism for which they can flip that into being worth, and...read more
A lot of you have asked about the Safari Highlands Ranch “open house” at City Hall tomorrow - What is it? Are any decisions being made? Should you go? Here are the details: Tuesday, Nov. 7th from 4:30-7:00pm in the Mitchell Room at City Hall (201 N. Broadway,...read more
And the magic number is....(drum roll, please)...$10,013.56! We reached our goal and will get the full donor match! Thank you to all who stepped up and made this possible. You are all amazing! Ok, now for a bit of perspective... For those who have taken a look at the...read more
SPVPA is thrilled to announce that recent discussions and media coverage have inspired an angel donor to offer a dollar for dollar match on all donations received between today and Sunday, November 5th 2017...up to $5,000! Click here to be linked to our...read more
Another good article in the San Diego Union-Tribune pointing out several issues that remain unresolved despite Safari Highlands Ranch, "the largest residential development to come before the Escondido City Council in decades," proceeding with the EIR release. "The...read more
SPVPA has come a long way. We started out as a small group of tenacious people with an idea about what community stewardship is all about, and have matured that idea into a non-profit organization pursuing meaningful outcomes throughout the San Pasqual...read more
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
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