Clairemont Mesa residents have had enough. Joel P. shared on NextDoor.com, "Ever since they redid the entire median on Balboa from Morena to 805 with landscaping years ago, we have been blessed with the only portion of the median that was left as a trash bin and swamp at this one corner (right in front of Coco's). I call it Zapf's Legacy Swamp, as she did nothing to get this situation rectified after years of repeated calls and emails to her asking for assistance. I'm curious to see if the next representative can finally get this taken care of for our neighborhood."
Ryan Trabuco, president of the Clairemont Town Council, said, "We've received a lot of emails on this as well through Town Council. At one of our last meetings, Councilman's Cate's office mentioned that this particular median is scheduled for some much needed repair (obviously) in the next fiscal year. Things are happening and moving forward but at a molasses, government-like pace."
Keith H. of West Clairemont shared that this issue was discussed at the Clairemont Community Group last week. He said there are plans to repave the eyesore median with rocks like the other medians in the area. No new landscaping will be added due to the drought. The poor drainage will also be addressed.
A resident from Clairemont Olive Grove, Janet L., said she heard it through the grapevine that there were plans to remove all trees along the Balboa medians. Mike H. of North Clairemont speculated that this could be a response to a tree that fell across Balboa near Ruffin Road last year. Janet said, "As a taxpayer I find it highly irritating that someone at the city didn't have the foresight about the drought, which began four years ago, not yesterday. Why didn't they plant succulents, more native plants? Now they're going to spend more tax dollars to cut the trees down?"
These are some of the questions residents will have in hand today at the Clairemont Town Council meeting. Other issues to be discussed include a discussion of public safety by the San Diego Police Department and San Diego Fire-Rescue. The meeting will also include a short presentation by a local 911 dispatcher that will be available to answer any questions or concerns.
Representatives for Congressman Scott Peters, State Senator Marty Block, Assembly Speakers Toni Atkins and Brian Maienschien, Supervisor Ron Roberts, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Councilwoman Lorie Zapf, and Councilman Chris Cate will also be in attendance.
For more information visit the Clairemont Town Council website.