College Area Community Council &
College Area Community Planning Board
neighbors helping neighbors
College Area Community Council and College Area Community Planning Board
7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 14, 2016
College/Rolando Branch Library, 6600 Montezuma Road, San Diego, CA 92115

Please note that anyone leaving the meeting after 8:00 PM must use the direct exterior exit doors

I. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance/Roll Call ( 7:00 )
II. *Approval of Agenda 
III. Approval of Minutes of Wednesday, July 13, 2016
IV. *Adoption and Approval of Consent Agenda- none

Treasurer's Report


Public Comments on Non-Agenda Items within the Jurisdiction of the CACPB/CC. (3 minutes per speaker - please complete speaker sheet)



Local Elected Officials, Law Enforcement, AS and SDSU Liaison Reports (3 minutes per speaker)



New Business ( 7:30 )


    1. Presentation regarding Neighborhood Watch programs and signs. Maurize Rios. (Information item)
    2. Presentation regarding Citywide Protection Services. Keith Henderson. (information item)
    3. Presentation and discussion regarding Project and Beautification Committee, community image, identity and vision development initiative. Mike D'Ambrosia. (Information item)


Committee Reports ( 8:00 )
1. *Project Review Committee


2. Dollar per Ticket Ad Hoc Committee
3. Code Violations Committee
4. Beautification and Projects Committee
5 Community Outreach Committee

  1. Delegate Reports ( 8:30 )
    1. *Community Planners Committee
    2. College Area Public Safety (CARPUS)
    3. East Boulevard Alliance

Adjournment ( 9:00 )

* Designates College Area Community Planning Board Agenda Items
Questions regarding the agenda may be directed to: Jose Reynoso, CACC President,
(619) 994-2157, president@collegearea.org

marti emerald
College Area Community Garden
Council President Pro Tem Marti Emerald
I've always been a huge supporter of community gardens, as they can improve the physical and mental health of our citizens, as well as provide a social encounter for residents. That's why we were so happy to support the College Area Community Garden (CACG). This community-based organic garden is a non-profit run by volunteers that provides a series of raised beds that local community members can lease and use to grow crops. Being situated next door to San Diego State University, the CACG has created an excellent opportunity for local residents and university students, faculty and staff. The CACG charges very affordable rates so that everyone has the opportunity to become a part of this wonderful community of gardeners. You can lease a 4 x 4 raised bed for $48 per year, and a 4 x 8 raised bed for $96 per year. The CACG also sponsors workshops and classes on organic and environmentally friendly farming, and water-wise collection and irrigation methods. The CACG coordinates with other local and regional community gardens as well as local, state and national organizations and government agencies. Local residents and SDSU affiliates are also welcome to network and chat in "hang out" areas on the property to foster a greater sense of community between these two groups. The leaders of the CACG has also invited SDSU to teach classes at the garden. The CACG plans to donate their surplus food to the San Diego Food Bank. A big thanks to Henry Bertram, President of CACG, and his wonderful board members who volunteer their time to keep CACG flourishing. The community garden is located next door to the SDSU Children's Center. Access to the garden is from a driveway directly across the street from 6237 Montezuma Road, 92115. 


Arts Alive SDSU Announces
SDSU Signature Events, Fall 2016
The 'Best and Brightest' Public Offerings in the Performing and Visual Arts by Students, Faculty, and Professional Guest Artists

(San Diego, CA) -- Arts Alive SDSU announced today the Fall 2016 season of SDSU Signature Events, performing and visual arts events designed to highlight the 'best and brightest' artistic ventures that SDSU has to offer.

Performances and exhibitions both on-and-off campus by students, faculty, and professional guest artists provide the campus, and the public, with ambitious, entertaining and accessible, high-quality arts programming. Signature Events for Fall 2016 include offerings in Film, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Art, Shakespeare, and Wind Symphony. Information and a ticket link for all SDSU events can be found at artsalive.sdsu.edu.


Wed. Sept. 14 - Thurs. Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
SDSU, Don Powell Theatre
This two-evening program features a variety of fiction and documentary short films by SDSU students in acclaimed Television, Film, and New Media Production program. Each evening features 90 minutes of new work and highlights from past festivals.
SDSU, Don Powell Theatre

Thurs. Sept. 15 - Sun. Nov. 6
725 W. Broadway, San Diego
Hours: Thurs. - Mon., 11am - 4pm (Closed Tues. and Wed.)
Free Admission
This exhibition features five years of work from alumni of the SDSU School of Art + Design. Each work pays homage to the program and their mentors, while conveying the individual voice of the artist. Surveying approaches from multiple areas of 2-D and 3-D study, the works share a common element of use of familiar, every-day materials or subject matter as a conduit for contemplation and investigation. Artists include Adam John Manley, Lee Lavy, Kaiya Rainbolt, and Marisa Scheinfeld, among others. Guest curated by Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, San Diego Art Institute.

Fri. Sept. 30 - Sun. Oct. 9
By Dominique Morisseau
SDSU, Experimental Theatre
Racial tensions escalate in small town Louisiana when rivalry among football team members becomes violent. Inspired by the true events surrounding the "Jena Six," playwright Dominique Morisseau weaves this powerful, contemporary story with poetry and hip hop. Produced by the SDSU School of Theatre, Television and Film in special arrangement with Pennsylvania State University. Directed by Randy Reinholz.

Sun. Oct. 9, 4:00 p.m.
SDSU Wind Symphony
SDSU, Performing Arts Plaza
Free admission
Bring a blanket or a folding chair, a picnic, and even your music-loving pet on leash to enjoy an afternoon of wind band classics by the SDSU Wind Symphony, outdoors on Performing Arts Plaza, just off Campanile Walkway. Suitable for all ages. Conducted by Shannon Kitelinger.

Thurs. Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (two performances)
SDSU, Smith Recital Hall
The SDSU School of Music and Dance presents the acclaimed SDSU Jazz Ensemble performing in concert with legendary jazz saxophonist, Charles McPherson. Directed by Bill Yeager.

Fri. Nov. 4 - Sun. Nov. 13
Theatre: Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
SDSU, Experimental Theatre
Et tu, Brute? Julius Caesar is Rome's revered leader, but is his celebrity a threat to democracy? In the shadow of our presidential election, the School of Theatre, Television and Film stages a modern take on Shakespeare's classic tale of conspiracy, politics, and betrayal. Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, Executive Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre.

Thurs. Nov. 17 - Sun. Jan. 29
SDSU Downtown Gallery
725 W. Broadway, San Diego
Hours: Thurs. - Mon., 11am - 4pm (Closed Tues. and Wed.)
Free Admission
Depravities & Monuments features a selection of artworks from two major series by Los Angeles based visual artist Sandow Birk. The Depravities of War , comprising a suite of monumental woodcuts, proffers a critique of the Iraq war and its aftermath. Imaginary Monuments , consisting of large drawings and etchings, proposes public memorials to agreements, treaties and institutions of our contemporary world. Curated by Tina Yapelli.

Thurs. Dec. 1 - Sun. Dec. 4
Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lyrics by Tim Rice
SDSU, Don Powell Theatre
An explosive, psychedelic concert collaboration between the Schools of Theatre, Television, and Film and Music and Dance. This popular rock musical has wowed audiences for over 40 years and tells a universally-known story of extraordinary events from the unusual perspective of Judas Iscariot. Audiences who loved SDSU's 2014 production of Les Misérables in Concert will rave about this large-scale, spectacular performance. Directed by Stephen Brotebeck.

College Area Community Beautification Fund

For almost two years, the CACC's Outreach Committee has been working with the Campus Community Commission of the Associated
Students at San Diego State, to create awareness of some of the programs that the Commission undertakes to benefit the surrounding community. The mutual goal is to promote and improve the sense of community between long-term residents and students. One of the premier programs has been the community clean-ups. Just a few years ago, three in fact, the Commission's predecessor entity was lucky to get five, maybe ten students to volunteer for the clean-ups. This past year there have been at least 150 student volunteers at every clean-up and I'm sure many of you have seen squads of students walking down your streets wearing gloves, with garbage bags in hand making our neighborhoods nicer.

For some time, we have been discussing expanding the breadth of projects to include helping neighbors out. For example, maybe an elderly resident needs to move some things around but they're too heavy. Students have stated that they are more than willing to help. Perhaps a resident's yard looks a bit shabby but does not have the resources, either financial or physical strength, to remedy the situation. Well, we feel that the commitment to community and helping exists both within the student body at SDSU and within our long-term residents.

Obviously, in order for some of these projects to get done, it will take more than enthusiasm. Materials and supplies are needed. To this end, the CACC has endorsed the creation of the College Area Community Beautification Fund to be set up through the Go-Fund-Me website.
Parameters will be set for the types of projects that will be undertaken but the general goal is to beautify our communities and improve relationships between students and their neighbors. Generally speaking, projects at private homes will be limited to owner-occupied properties and the lack of resources, as mentioned above, must come into play. Details of the campaign will be made public as soon as they are available. We encourage you to donate AND more importantly, VOLUNTEER! Given the enthusiasm, we have seen, the number of projects we undertake will probably only be limited by your generosity. If you have any questions, suggestions or recommendations, please contact CACC president, Jose Reynoso.

Friends of the Library
College-Rolando Library

College-Rolando Library
September Special Events
Katie Brady The Music Lady: Friday, September 23 10:30 am.

Library Closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.

Regular Calendar Events :
Signing Storytime: Mondays at 12 pm
Yoga Storytime: 1 st & 3 rd Fridays 11:00 am.
Storytime: 2 nd & 5 th Fridays 10:30 am.
Lego Play Lab: Tuesdays at 3:30 am
Arts and Crafts: Saturdays at Noon
Do Your Homework @ the Library: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 3-6pm

Zumba Fitness: No classes after August 1 until we have a new teacher
Zumba Gold: No classes after August 1 until we have a new teacher
  Aryn's Family Yoga: 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 9:30 am
Book Club: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing - September 10 10:30 am.
The Secret Place by Tana French - October
Visit http://collegerolandolibrary.org for more information on programs and volunteer opportunities. You are invited to the College-Rolando Friends of the Library annual meeting on Tuesday, August 30 at 4:30 pm. Election of officers and board members. Browse our book sales area at the east entrance for your favorite reads. We welcome your donations of books, CD's and DVD's in good condition. No textbooks or encyclopedias, please.

Sub Shop |Ribbon Cutting | New Ownership
On July 30th, College Sub shop, located at 6050 El Cajon Boulevard, celebrated its 20th Anniversary and Grand Re-Opening Ceremony to  welcome friends, family, and neighbors to their shop. The College Area Business District was proud to be a part of the celebration and welcome Duy Tran as the new owner to the area. The Grand Re-opening included sampling of their food, the cutting of the symbolic red ribbon with, of course, the ceremonial BIG Scissors.

Duy (The new Owner) and his wife have lived in the College Area since 1999, and have always been entrepreneurs. After their children finished their education, both Duy and his wife wanted to get back into owning and operating their own business. As luck would have it, College Sub Shop was available, and this was an opportunity they could not refuse. 

The family has had some great experiences with restaurants in the past, and the College Sub Shop will be the next generation for thier community based restaurant concept.   Duy and his family will continue to maintain the 20 year legacy of fresh ingredients, great product, amazing service and fair price at the forefront, but look forward to the added success with the addition of their signature Vietnamese   sandwiches better known as Bánh Mì.

We encourage you to stop in and welcome Duy and his family, and enjoy a delicious sub or salad. We promise this will be your new favorite sub shop once you try it!

shopping cart

Many residents have noticed the increase in homelessness in the area lately.  It has become a tremendous problem in our city, and the solutions are complex.  If you are upset  here are some steps you can take;

Get it Done San Diego.  This app you can download onto your phone and if you see something, you can report it on the app, complete with a photo and GPS coordinates.  The city has made it a priority to respond to complaints registered this way.  

Call the Police.  Calll non emergency 531 2000 and let them know if you are feeling intimidated, or public right of way is blocked.

If a cart/belongings are left on your property, you have the right to dispose of the property
  • If the cart has a phone number on it for retrieval purposes, call that number and report the location of the cart.  The number may be that of the store or that of the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation (CSCRC), which has contracts with some stores to retrieve and return their carts.  Its number is (800) 252-4613.
  • If the cart has a store name on it but no phone number, look up the number of the nearest store and call it to report the location of the cart or call the City Environmental Services Code Enforcement Section at (858) 694-7000 to report its location.  It will investigate the complaint and deal with the cart in the appropriate manner.

Complete and file a "letter of agency" with the police department.  This allows them to go onto your property and act on your behalf if you are not present.

 Complaining on Nextdoor College East  or to Marti Emeralds office does not hellp.  The above actions can produce results.

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