Carmel Valley planning board adds member, names new vice chair

By Karen Billing

After Manjeet Ranu retired Sept. 11 from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, the board had to fill his vice chairman seat as well as appoint a new Pacific Highlands Ranch District 11 representative. At the Sept. 25 meeting, the board voted Jonathon Tedesco, the PHR District 12 representative, into the vice chairman’s seat and appointed Shreya Sasaki to the vacant District 11 seat.

Sasaki has a master’s in public health and works for Kaiser Permanente’s public affairs department promoting concepts of active living and walkability. She was involved on the design committee for the Solana Ranch Neighborhood Park and on the planning board’s livability subcommittee, which is tasked with looking at potential park improvements and transportation-related livability and safety issues in Carmel Valley and Pacific Highlands Ranch.