May 19, 2000

Community Notes:

Brown Field - Notice of Public Hearing

Now is the time to make your voice heard.

The Planning Commission of the City of San Diego will hold a public hearing to recommend approval, conditional approval, modification or denial to the City Council of the proposed San Diego Air Commerce Center at Brown Field (SANDACC).

Date of the Hearing: Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 9 a.m. in City Council Chambers, 12th floor City Administration Bldg., 202 "C" Street, San Diego, CA 92101.

The SANDACC project proposes the comprehensive redevelopment of Brown Field into a air-cargo facility, general aviation airport, and commercial/industrial center. Redevelopment efforts include a runway extension to the east by 3,500 fee; The acquisition of 235 acres of private property to the east of the airport (including property in the County of San Diego); The relocation and reclassification of La Media Road; The development of over 250 acres of new air cargo facilities on the north side of the airport; The development of a variety of non-aviation related commercial and industrial land uses on the south side of the airport; The extension/expansion of runway protection zones and noise contours due to an increased number of aircraft operations, the introduction of larger air cargo type aircraft, and the runway extension.

The SANDACC project requires the following approvals: The Airport Master Plan Study; Amendments to the Progress Guide and General Plan and the Otay Mesa Community Plan; Amendments to the Otay Mesa Development District; the Brown Field Design Guidelines and Development Standards; Resource Protection Ordinance Permit; Development Agreement; Comprehensive Land Use Plan; MSCP Boundary Adjustment. The Brown Field airport is owned by the City of San Diego, and is located in the Otay Mesa Community Planning Area, north of Otay Mesa Road and east of Heritage Road.

The SANDACC project documents are available for review at the following locations:

• Planning and Development Review Dept., 1222 First Ave., Fifth Floor, Downtown San Diego.
• Central Library - Downtown San Diego. 820 "E" Street.
• Otay Mesa Library. 3003 Coronado Ave., San Diego
• San Ysidro Library. 101 W. San Ysidro Blvd., San Diego.
• Main Chula Vista Library. 365 "F" Street, Chula Vista
• Montgomery Field Airport Operations. 3750 John J. Montgomery Drive, San Diego.
• Brown Field Airport Operations. 1424 Continental Street, San Diego.


Community Conference on Proposed Otay Mesa Generating Project

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed Otay Mesa Generating Project will sponsor a status conference as follows:

Monday, May 22, 2000, beginning at 1:00 p.m., Chula Vista Public Services Building, Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA.

The purpose of the conference will be to discuss the timetable for obtaining information required to complete Staff's analyses, the status of the Preliminary Determination of Compliance, potential delays in completing the Final Determination of Compliance, as well as any other pertinent scheduling matters.

The Otay Mesa Generating Company, Limited Liability Company, filed an Application for Certification seeking approval from the California Energy Commission to construct and operate a 510-megawatt generating project. The project is proposed to be located on an undeveloped 15-acre site in the Otay Mesa region of western San Diego County.

Members of the general public and interested parties may participate and offer comments during the conference. Persons requiring information on how to participated should contact the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, at (800) 822-6228, or e-mail at <>


Second Annual Southwestern College Foundation Golf Classic

Two Southwestern College athletic teams are sponsoring a swinging afternoon of fun at the Eastlake Greens Country Club. The second annual Southwestern College Foundation golf classic will benefit the SWC football and women's soccer teams. Proceeds from the May 26 event will be used for equipment, construction of a new weight training facility, and upgrades to existing playing fields.

In addition to playing at one of the finest country clubs in San Diego, participants will have a shot at winning $1 million; a gold vacation to Reno, Nev.; two round-trip tickets to Germany; and a chance at driving off the green in a 2000 Honda vehicle.

An auction will be a part of the festivities. This year the women's soccer team will offer a soccer ball signed by Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain, members of the 1999 Women's World Cup Championship team.

Registration for the gold classic ends May 19. Donation is $100 per person. For more information, call Walt Justice at 619-421-6700 ext 5868.


Neighborhood Arts Program's Partnerships Guidelines Available

The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture's (Commission) FY2001 Neighborhood Arts Program's (NAP) Partnerships applications for funding are now available. The Commission's Partnerships program provides matching funds to community organizations that propose high quality arts and culture programs and services in San Diego neighborhoods.

The Commission invites proposals that partner artists or arts organizations with community groups to make San Diego a better place to live by beautifying neighborhoods and bringing people of all ages, cultures and races together through dance, drama, visual arts, music, literature, media or folk and traditional arts. Projects can take place in housing projects, churches, libraries, community centers and other similar neighborhood meeting places.

The application deadline is Friday, June 23, 2000. Call Victoria Saunders, Community Arts Coordinator at (619) 533-3052 to request guidelines or for more information.

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