Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Council Connection: August 2013

Click image to read our latest e-newsletter

President's Letter: August 2013

By the time you read this, it'll be just in time for Clairemont Family Day at South Clairemont Rec Center. Clairemont Town Council will have a booth there, so don't be shy and stop by. We will also participate in the 2013 Politifest at Liberty Station in Point Loma, sponsored by Voice of San Diego. Both events will be held on Saturday, August 3rd.

Shout out to Papas Pizza on Moraga Ave for providing some delicious pizza for the meeting. Our previous meeting couldn't have gone any better, and our guest speakers were impressed with the turnout, considering we're in the middle of the summer. No doubt -- we are one the most active and well-attended community councils in the city, which is a testament to the hard work of our Board, and all those involved with CTC.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Notes from the July Meeting

Notes from the July 11 Meeting

First off, shout out to Papa's Pizza on Moraga Ave for providing us pizza for the meeting!

Our County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister provided a very good presentation on the reforms his office has done to make the tax office more user (and taxpayer) friendly. Mr. McAllister even commented on the turnout, which -- mind you -- was phenomenal, considering it wasn't held on our usual meeting day. He said were one the most active and well-attended community councils in the city, which is a testament to the hard work of our Board, and all of our community members' interests in the well-being of Clairemont.

In my last President's letter I laid out a few items of interest that the Town Council is looking for, and we went into further discussion at our meeting. We're encouraging our CTC members to be active in any of our committees. Our list of committees can be found here: ClairemontOnline.com/Committees

We are encouraging anyone in the community with expertise in event planning (or knows someone with those qualities) to help the Board organize some exciting events for next year. We are looking to get started on organizing for our 2014 Garden Tour, our 60th Anniversary Dinner, and any other events we feel would help benefit the mission of our Council and our community. If you're interested, please e-mail Events@ClairemontOnline.com

Our Historian, Simone Henriques, is continuing to compile information about our community legacy, and can always use some volunteer help. If you're interested, please contact Simone at Contact@ClairemontOnline.com

CTC elections are coming up in November, and we need a capable Nominating and Elections Committee to help our Secretary, C.J. Shedlock, conduct an awesome election. If you're interested in serving on this committee, please e-mail Elections@ClairemontOnline.com

For our Public Safety Committee, we sought feedback on some particular issues that we can help address and we can always hear more concerns that can be brought to the committee's attention. If you have any non-emergency concerns for the Public Safety Committee, please e-mail PublicSafety@ClairemontOnline.com

Finally, we have a comprehensive set of Bylaw Amendments that the Board is soliciting input on, so that we may have the Council formally adopt at our next meeting. We've compiled all of the possible changes of the Bylaw amendments here. For comparison, our current set of Bylaws can be found on our website here.

We're just working to help build a bigger, stronger Town Council. We always appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

Working for you, Clairemont!
Ryan Trabuco
CTC President

Video: Care About Clairemont

The Clairemont Town Council has not endorsed or opposed the Balboa Mesa project, and is posting the following YouTube video and subsequent information from Care About Clairemont as an informational update.


For more information, please visit their website: CareAboutClairemont.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bulletin: Proposed Pool at Hickman Field

FYI... There is a community meeting tomorrow (July 10) about putting a pool at Hickman Field. For more information about the meeting: click here.

There have been conflicting letters of support and opposition on this project, and city leaders have only heard from a handful of people. Clairemont Town Council has not taken any position on this, so we need to hear from you -- the community!

If you could please send an e-mail in either support or opposition to the pool, or better yet -- attend the meeting, it would be greatly appreciated.

Clairemont Community News had previously posted on their blog about improvements to Hickman Field earlier this year. To read that post: click here.

Please send your comments to: loriezapf@sandiego.gov


Ryan Trabuco

Clairemont Town Council

Monday, July 8, 2013

Council Connection: July 2013

Click image to read our latest e-newsletter

President's Letter: July 2013

Clairemont Town Council Meeting: July 11

July 11th -- because the first Thursday of the month falls on Independence Day (July 4th), we've obviously made the wise decision to hold our monthly meeting a week later. I hope you all enjoyed your extended holiday weekend with family, friends, and fireworks!

However, as a draw to bring you out to our July 11th meeting, we'll have an assortment of pizzas available to munch on. Plus, our guest speaker will be Dan McAllister, our county's elected Treasurer-Tax Collector. Dan's a fantastic speaker if you've never heard his presentation before, and will help answer questions about your tax bill. Come on out, and bring your tax bill if you'd like!