Supervisor calls for reconsideration of Merriam Mountains project

San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts filed paperwork Friday asking for reconsideration of a large North County housing project that was denied by his colleagues while he was out of town.

Roberts said the 2,600-unit Merriam Mountains housing project planned for an area across Interstate 15 from Lawrence Welk Village raises “many substantial issues,” including water availability, traffic and fire protection, among others.

“I believe that the substantive issues raised that day should be reviewed by both staff and the applicant, prior to its return to the board,” Roberts said.

The project failed on a 2-2 vote Dec. 9, after supervisors listened to nearly six hours of public testimony and discussion among themselves.

Items that result in a tie vote are deemed to have failed, unless the supervisor not at the meeting requests it be reheard, which is what Roberts did in this instance.

Roberts that day was at a meeting of the California Air Resources Board, which was considered to be important because of allegations of fraud against a researcher. Roberts said he reviewed tapes of last month’s hearing.

Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Pam Slater-Price voted against Merriam Mountains, citing density they felt wasn’t appropriate for the semi-rural site. Supervisors Bill Horn, who represents the area, and Greg Cox supported the project.

The development would include commercial buildings and recreational opportunities like a community center and trails. More than half the land would have been set aside for open space.

In a presentation to the supervisors last month, county staff displayed images on how the terrain would hide most of the development from the freeway. They also said traffic will continue to increase on the main street in the area, Deer Springs Road, whether Merriam Mountains is built or not.

Roberts will ask his colleagues next week to reschedule a re-hearing for Merriam Mountains at a date to be determined.

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