Many have asked The Alpine Sun if we have heard anything about the County’s decision regarding the 7/Eleven issue and the Type 21 Liquor License that was to be issued. At the last Alpine Community Planning Group meeting, their was a motion to appeal the County’s decision to transfer a Type 21 Liquor License to be used by the incoming 7/Eleven business slated to be the anchor store at the new Victoria Village business park. The vote to appeal that decision was 10 yes, 0 no, 2 abstentions, and 2 absent.
Recently, I have received several inquiries regarding the paving of downtown Alpine. I would like to take a moment to clarify a few issues regarding the paving of Alpine Boulevard.
Before construction of the Sunrise Powerlink project commenced, SDG&E committed to the Community of Alpine to leave Alpine Boulevard in better condition than it was prior to the commencement of construction activities. I believe SDG&E has upheld this commitment.
This past week about 12 protesters with picket signs lined up at Japatul Road and I-8 to continue to protest the Sunrise Powerlink. Meanwhile around 7 miles away through 3 Police Identification check points, between 3 and 4 hundred Government officials, VIP’s and construction representatives gathered to dedicate the Sunrise Powerlink which is currently turned on and providing 500,000,000 volts of electricity brought in from the Imperial Valley and Baja California, Mexico.
The Parks and Rec sub-committee met on September 12, 2012. The chairman, Jim Archer, reported on the meeting he had with the Community Center board. The Community Center park and playground are privately owned by the families of Alpine; the property was donated to the Community Center and the community center board maintains the park with private memberships and donations from the community. No county money is given to the Community Center park except through grants from Supervisor Diane Jacobs’ office.
BLM Releases Imperial Sand Dunes Proposed Recreation Area Management Plan
Fri September 28, 2012 06:44pm
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released the Imperial Sand Dunes Proposed Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The RAMP also includes proposed amendments to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan. The RAMP provides guidance for the management of approximately 215,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) and surrounding public lands in southeastern Imperial County, Calif.
Alpine wants to stay rural, eccentric and eclectic! Residents showed an amazing interest in the July Alpine Community Planning group as over 160 filed into the Alpine Community Center in a show of protest. On the agenda, the planned Victoria Village, with a proposed tenant, 7/11, was seeking the addition of a type 20 liquor license. The ACPG must weigh in on these licensing matters before they go before the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) of the County of San Diego.
The ACPG appeals decision to issue a Type 21 Liquor License for 7-Eleven at 2215 Alpine Blvd
Fri September 28, 2012 06:37pm
The ACPG met on August 23, 2012 to an audience of 7-Eleven protesters. Greg Fox read a letter from the County of San Diego, Dept of Planning and Land Use, outlining the reasons for issuing a Type 21 Liquor License to 7-Eleven on Alpine Blvd. The determination was based on the Sheriff's Department recommendation that the proposed Transfer of an existing Type 21 license (within the census tract) will not negatively influence the rate of criminal activity in the neighborhood.