Carmel Valley planning board’s Manjeet Ranu retires


By Karen Billing

San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Sherri Lightner honored departing Carmel Valley Community Planning Board vice chair Manjeet Ranu with a commendation at the planning board’s Sept. 11 meeting.

Ranu retired from the board after six years of service. Lightner said the community of Pacific Highlands Ranch has benefited from Ranu’s work on Prop C to get Pacific Highlands Ranch development untied from the Interstate 5-SR 56 interchange.

The passage of Prop C laid the groundwork for the opening of Solana Ranch School this fall; a neighborhood Solana Ranch Park is set to open by the end of the year; The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch currently under construction with Trader Joe’s is set to open in fall 2015; a new middle school and community park is set to open in 2015; and work is in progress on a future PHR library site.

“Thank you for your persistence over all the years,” Lightner said. “I think we got it all done, Manjeet.”