San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

EMP WG- January 2016

January 12, 2016 0:00am

The EMPWG generally meets from 1 to 3pm on the second Tuesday of every other month (odd months). Meetings are located on the 7th floor of the SANDAG Building at 401 B. St., San Diego, CA 92101.

Happy New Year! It looks like we have an exciting year ahead of us.

Attached is the agenda for our January 12, 2016 meeting. It is a full agenda with important items for us to address. [2.6MB]

I also wanted to pass along a few other relevant items.

First, Paul Former has retired as the SDMMP Program Administrator to spend more time with his family and play with his grandchild. We wish Paul the best. Ms. Yvonne Moore has taken on the role as the SDMMP Program Administrator for a sixteen month interim basis. I believe Yvonne has the energy, vision and experience to move the SDMMP forward in her new role.

Also, I have attached two articles for your review. The first is the Union Tribune (UT) coverage of the acquisition of the Lucky 5 Ranch. This property was funded in part through TransNet EMP grant funds. This was one of the seven land acquisition grants funded by the SANDAG Board of Directors. [177KB]

Finally, I have attached a recent UT article on the Kuroshio shot hole borer beetle. We will have an expert coming to the Working Group meeting to discuss the regional implication of this emerging pest species to our open space system. [167KB]

I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

EMP Working Group Members please let me know if you cannot attend.

Best regards, KEITH GREER | Facilities and Environmental Planning SANDAG | San Diego Association of Governments Phone: (619) 699-7390