Saturday, January 18, 2020

Rock Concert for the Environment- Spin Doctors in Escondido Feb. 16th

We have a great opportunity to hear a great concert and raise funds to Stop Sprawl in San Diego.
THE SPIN DOCTORS will perform a concert on February 16, 2020 at the Escondido Arts Center.  Here is the info

Buy tickets here 

Uncontrolled sprawl is one of the the most serious problems in our region.  From increawsing carbon emissions, reducing quality of life, undermining our transit planning, and fire.  We have to stop relying on this antiquated type of development. Instead, we need to provide more housing in our urban core areas that is available to more economic levels.  Vote Yes and Measure A and NO on Measure B in the March 3rd election.

This concert is a fun way to help stop sprawl.

Don't Miss It!!!!  We can save our region!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Oak Creek receives Notice of Violation and a Stop Work notice for failure to comply with storm water regulations

An update on the complaint filed by ENU.

The City issued a Notice of Violation/Notice of Correction to Oak Creek on 12/31/19. While they worked hard to get their BMPs in order by the deadline of today, we reinspected and found them still deficient and issued a Stop Work Notice on January 6.  The site will be inspected again later this week.
NOV and Photos of violations

The Regional Board inspected unannounced last Thursday and those results are pending. 

The mapping error ENU identified has been corrected and the result is the City will be inspecting every two weeks for the remainder of the rainy season.

Stay Tuned.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Oak Creek poor construction practices significantly erodes into Felicita Creek

We hate to say 'we told you so', but there it is.  One of our major concerns about this development was the risks it posed to the creek, the park, and downstream residents.

Now that the rains have come, the construction site of 'Oak Creek', having cut the oaks, is now damaging the creek.

Downstream neighbors have spent the week cleaning up the creek, removing debris, and loads of sand from Felicita creek. The creek in the Park is brown, even days after the last storm.

ENU documented just some of the problem which we believe is a violation of the storm water regulations.  Here are the documents filed on the Oak Creek erosion complaint

ENU letter filed

Photos of problem 

We attempted to report to the city (as it is Escondido's storm water permit which covers this site) but were unable to.  The website for reporting still says that 'Oak Creek' is not in the city of Escondido.

As we brace for more storms, ENU has reported this situation to the Regional Water Board and the County.