Planning issues run in Fiske’s blood

Fast Facts
AGE: 25
OCCUPATION: Lawyer
ROLE ON PLANNING BOARD: Represents neighborhood six, homes near Piazza Carmel.
FAMILY: Son of Paul and Layla Fiske, longtime planners at the San Diego city and county levels.

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board’s youngest member, 25-year-old John Fiske, said that joining the board was like coming full circle.

The son of two planners – his father Paul worked for the city and mother Layla for San Diego County – he remembers discussions over the dinner table about planning issues. He recalls names being tossed around of people that he works with today, people like chair Frisco White and former chair Jan Fuchs, now co-chair of the regional issues subcommittee.

“I grew up understanding the importance of getting involved in the community at a land-use level,” Fiske said.

After moving to Carmel Valley nearly three years ago, he started his term in March 2007; serving on a board he called “the most respected in the city.”

Fiske represents Neighborhood Six, a chunk of land north of Highway 56, west of Carmel Creek Road and east of El Camino Real and south of Elijah Court, neighborhoods close to Piazza Carmel.

Law and radio
The native San Diegan grew up in Rancho Peñasquitos, attending Mt. Carmel High School before moving on to San Diego State University. He graduated from the California Western School of Law in 2006 and has been practicing law ever since with the downtown firm of Wertz, McDade, Wallace, Moot & Brower.

Fiske takes on personal injury cases as well as doing civil, business and real estate litigation.

For about a year and a half while in law school and after, Fiske also hosted a radio show on Free FM 103.7 about politics and current events. The exposure landed him on San Diego Magazine’s 50 People to Watch list last year.

While he’s since stepped away from the microphone, he admits he could be lured back if the opportunity was right.

The facilitator
Fiske has found there’s a unique relationship between businesses, developers and residents in Carmel Valley and he enjoys facilitating discussions among them. It’s good when they are reasonable, he said, which they often are.

“It’s the job of the planning board to step in when they’re not being reasonable and make sure residents live a happy, community life,” he said.

One development he really thinks turned out well was the Pacific Highlands Ranch Village Center. It’s not due until around 2013 but thoughtful and sometimes, impassioned discussions resulted in an all-around better product that Fiske said would be a great addition for the community.

Related posts:

  1. Bartick brings legal expertise to planning board
  2. Planning board gives support to embattled Clews
  3. Planning board’s McCarty seeks preservation of open space
  4. Via de la Valle hillside development concerns planning board
  5. Parking an issue with two proposed facilities

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=5749

Posted by ziggycute1 on Oct 30, 2008. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RSS LA JOLLA NEWS

  • Athletes welcome to La Jolla Cove’s Triathlon Challenge
    Registration is underway for the San Diego Triathlon Challenge Oct. 19 at La Jolla Cove, where 200 challenged and 550 able-bodied athletes will compete in a one-mile ocean swim, 44-mile bike ride and 10-mile run to fund adaptive athletic equipment. […]
  • Everything You Need to Know about Smart TVs
    By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Everything seems to be going smart these days, and that now includes our television sets.  But if you’re wondering if it is wise to go smart with your entertainment system, here are answers to all the essential questions. What is a smart TV? “Smart TVs”, or what used to […]
  • Murfey Construction to build apartments in Hillcrest and Famosa Townhomes in Point Loma areas of San Diego
    Murfey Construction is ready to break ground in September 2014 for a five-story apartment building that will house 36 “luxury” apartments on the corner of Washington Street and Eighth Avenue in Hillcrest. “They are our main focus now,” said sales manager Jesse Lyons. […]

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS