By Karen Billing
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (CVCPB) is looking for volunteers to help fill several seats up for election and there are only a few meetings left to fulfill the two meeting attendance requirement for candidates to run. The election will be held on March 22, 2012, so potential candidates would need to attend the meetings on Thursday, Jan. 26, or Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library, if they haven’t already attended meetings in the last 12 months.
The CVCPB is a group of elected volunteers who meet monthly to review and to evaluate proposed development plans and issues affecting the entire Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch communities. Serving in an advisory capacity, the CVCPB offers specific comments, recommendations and decisions to the City of San Diego’s Department of City Planning & Community Investment, Planning Commission and City Council. The CVCPB has direct involvement with city, county and law enforcement agencies.
The following seats are up for election (neighborhood maps are located at the CVCPB website www.cvsd.com/planning.html):
• Neighborhood 4/4A: Eastern Part of Carmel Valley, North of SR-56.
• Neighborhood 7: North of Del Mar Heights Road, between El Camino Real and Glencliff.
• Neighborhood 8: South of SR-56, immediately along the freeway.
• Neighborhood 8A & 8B: South of SR-56, adjacent to Torrey Hills (from Carmel Mountain West).
• Neighborhood 9: South of Del Mar Heights Road, between El Camino Real and Carmel Country Rd.
• PHR District 11: Northern part of PHR, mostly north of Del Mar Heights Rd and Carmel Valley Rd.
• One Investor Seat: Individuals who are the sole or partial owner (or the owners designated representative) of real property of two or more acres within the community planning areas.
• One Business Seat: Individual who is an owner, operator, or designee of a local business with a valid business license operating at a nonresidential real property address in the community planning areas.
Residential seats are for people who are at least 18 years old, currently living in the seat’s district. In order to be an eligible candidate in the March election, the candidate must declare his or her intention to run for the seat and must have attended two complete meetings of the Carmel Valley planning board’s last 12 meetings prior to the March election.