Articles written by Sanjiv Nanda

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Borrego Last Mile PPP Showcase

The San Diego County Comprehensive Broadband Plan puts a high priority on addressing low availability in Borrego Springs In January 2023, the Land Use and Environmental Group (LUEG) of the County of San Diego published the... — Updated 3/6/2023

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Community Input Invited on Proposed Dollar General Store, La Casa Del Zorro Solar Project

The June 2 Sponsor Group meeting opened with John Wells of La Casa del Zorro providing an update on fencing and landscaping around their solar project at the intersection of Borrego Springs Road and Yaqui Pass Road. La Casa is work... — Updated 6/21/2022

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Crime Statistics, Homeless Outreach, Emergency Medical Response Discussed at Sponsor Group Meeting

In keeping with the times, the May meeting of the Sponsor Group was a hybrid meeting, that is, there were an equal number of people who attended the meeting in-person at the Borrego Springs Library, and online via Zoom. While there were some minor audio hiccups at the start of... — Updated 5/19/2022

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Sponsor Group Welcomes New Members

The April 7 Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) meeting opened with a welcome to two new members. At its April 5 meeting, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors (BOS) appointed Bruce Durbin and Julie Gerson to the two vacant seats on the Group. Later in the meeting,... — Updated 4/15/2022

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SDG&E Shares Future Plans for Borrego Springs Microgrid

At its February meeting, the Sponsor Group hosted representatives from SDG&E who provided a comprehensive update of future plans to make the Borrego Springs Microgrid sustainable and resilient, and answer residents' questions.... — Updated 3/4/2022

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Sponsor Group Looks Ahead to A Busy 2022

The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) is established by the County to be an information link between the community and the County of San Diego on matters dealing with planning and land use. At the January 2022 meeting, Chair Rebecca Falk highlighted several county... — Updated 1/28/2022

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A Preview of Impactful Issues for Next Year

The current leadership slate was reelected for 2022 at the December 2 meeting of the Sponsor Group. Rebecca Falk will continue as Chair, Bonnie Petrach as Vice Chair, and Judy Haldeman as Secretary. After some discussion about the need for in-person meetings and the challenges of... — Updated 12/16/2021

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A Vision to Develop a Roadmap for a Connected Borrego

I am a part-time resident of Borrego Springs and have worked in the telecommunications industry since 1990. The opinions expressed in this article are my own and do not represent my employers, past or present. A roadmap appears at... — Updated 11/15/2021

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Stewardship Council offers to assist Sponsor Group with Community Plan Update

Every decade or so, the County of San Diego updates local Community Plans that are part of its General Plan. The Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group (BSCSG) held public forums in January, February, March, and April of 2007 – over 100 local residents participated in the... — Updated 10/19/2021

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Sponsor Group Discusses: Capital Improvement Projects, "Smart Growth" and Water Issues

At the Sept. 2 meeting, the Sponsor Group approved a 2021 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) proposed priority list. Traffic calming, and, pedestrian and bicycle safety, continue to be the primary concerns. The first two items on... — Updated 9/28/2021

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Serious Matters and A Touch of Whimsy at May Sponsor Group Meeting

A miniature golf course, proposed on a 1.8-acre property on Palm Canyon Drive across from Borrego Valley Inn, is sure to add a touch of whimsy to Borrego's downtown, and create a destination for tourists and a family-friendly... — Updated 5/27/2021

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Borrego Springs in 2022: Crosswalks at Christmas Circle, and a Cannabis Café?

San Diego County Public Works Project Manager Sam Chrun was at the April 1 Sponsor Group meeting to provide an update on traffic calming measures and crosswalks at and around Christmas Circle. County staff have completed the design work and expect County Board of Supervisors appro... — Updated 4/25/2021

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County Plans to Expand Permits for Cannabis Businesses

In January, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to direct county staff to develop a regulatory framework for licensed farming, manufacture and retail of cannabis in San Diego County. Supervisor Desmond voted agai... — Updated 3/27/2021

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Sponsor Group Recommends LCDZ Project Can Proceed

At its January 7, 2021 monthly meeting, the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group unanimously recommended that the La Casa del Zorro Solar Project proceed to obtain an administrative permit from County Planning and Development... — Updated 2/4/2021

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Renewal Energy Overlay Options Presented to Sponsor Group

The Community Sponsor Group is chartered by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to be an advisory group providing community input from smaller unincorporated communities such as Borrego Springs regarding local land use and planning matters and other items that impact the... — Updated 12/16/2020

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