Some highlights from the January meeting included:
San Diego Water Authority Pure Water Update
The Pure Water program plans to provide one-third of San Diego’s water supply locally by 2035. The program involves a system of treatment facilities, pump stations and pipelines to use technology to clean recycled water to produce safe high-quality drinking water; provide a reliable, sustainable, water supply; and offer a cost-effective investment for local needs. Phase I includes the North City Water Plant (NCWRP) Expansion, pure water facility, pump station, and pipeline, located at the Eastgate Mall and Miramar area.
Phase I also includes a Morena Station and pipeline that will eventually continue through University City to the NCWRP. The public is welcome to take a guided tour of the water purification testing facility and find out how wastewater becomes purified water, the project will decrease reliance on imported water, and see comparisons of purified, drinking, and recycled water samples. For more info, go to www.purewatersd.org.
Miramar MCAS Communications
UC resident Stephanie Jed brought up concerns about communicating with Miramar MCAS in commenting about low-flying violations over the neighborhood. Recent incidents have brought back unpleasant memories of the unfortunate crash of 2008, which destroyed two homes resulting in unnecessary deaths. It was agreed that open dialogue was needed, and residents should continue to file warranted complaints.
Community grant requests
UCCA granted UC Little League their request for $1,000 to help pay for new fencing. Additional requests were presented by UCHS music boosters, and the UCHS boys water polo, girls water polo and swim team boosters for aquatics parks which are good for 10 years. The aquatics programs must spend funds to rent pool time at UCSD. The groups requested grants of $2,500, which will be decided at the next UCCA meeting.
Next UCCA meeting: Feb. 8, 6 p.m. at the UC Library.
Buy A Brick and be a part of UCHS history
The UCHS stadium renovations are expected to be completed this year, including the new tower entrance. Everyone – current families, future families, alumni - are invited to be a part of the school’s history by participating in the Memorial Brick Campaign, and purchasing a brick to be prominently displayed on the new tower. Donation is $100 for a 4-by-8-inch brick (three lines), or $250 for a 8-by8-inch brick (six lines). Proceeds benefit the Centurion Foundation. For more info and to place an order, www.bricksrus.com/order/uchscf/.
U.S. Constitution class offered
UC resident Peter Knobloch is teaching a free weekly U.S. Constitution class, Tuesdays, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at 2880 Governor Drive. The classes, sponsored by the Liberty Project, started in January and run through April. The classes are non-partisan, non-political, and non-denominational. All community members, ages 14 and above, are encouraged to attend any or all classes. (No childcare available.) The classes hope to help attendees answer the question “Could you defend the Constitution?” For more info, contact Peter Knobloch, 858-220-0210. The remaining class schedule is:
Feb. 7: Continental Congress Stimulation;
Feb. 14: Forms of Government – Are We a Democracy or Republic?
Feb. 21: Order & Cycles of History – Power Structure of America;
Feb. 28: Equality & the Declaration of Independence;
March 7: The Legislative Branch;
March 14: The Judicial Branch;
March 21: The Executive Branch;
March 28: No class – spring break;
April 4: The Bill of Rights;
April 11: Unintended Consequences: Cause and Effect;
April 18: Our Sacred Honor – Private & Public Virtue;
Friends of the Library book sale
The popular book sale will run from Feb. 2 - 4, and hours are: Thursday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stock up on great fiction for all ages, pick up a great cookbook or find some music you’ve never tried before—all at great prices. Proceeds benefit the UC Library, located at 4155 Governor Drive.
Good deeds—Feeding America
Coldwell Banker UC collected over 1,000 pounds of food for Feeding America. They have been doing the food drive for more than 25 years.The Feeding America network is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States. Spreckels Elementary will be volunteering for a Feeding America food sorting day on Feb. 25.