Feb. 22 City Council Agenda Summary: CDBG Grants and San Diego Christian College

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Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting. Santee Patch regularly livestreams video of Council meetings and reports on important happenings, so check back for the lowdown on the meeting.

The next  begins Wed., Feb. 22, 2012:

Adjournment in Memory- Les D. Hart

The Santee City Council will honor Les D. Hart, who worked closely with the city for 22 years as community and municipal laison for Waste Management, and passed away earlier this month.

The council will present a certificate of adjournment to his family members at Wednesday's meeting.

Read for more about his life of community service.

Proclamation- Grossmont College 50th Anniversary

Odds are pretty good, that if you live in East County, you've attended at least one class at Grossmont College- at least according to the college's president, Dr. Sunita Cooke, "one of every three adults currently living in East County has enrolled in a a class at Grossmont sometime in their life." 

The college is hosting a on April 13 and 14- "50-Year Spectacular! A Sizzling Weekend Celebration." A family oriented festival that will showcase recent additions and improvements to the campus and will rededicate the campus to the community. It will even include a "" and a !

Dr. Cooke will accept a proclamation in honor of the school's longtime support of East County from the council.

Public Hearings

• The council will hear from the public and leaders of community service organizations about how they should divvy up federal (CDBG) funds to local public service projects such as the and .

Next year's CDBG funds total $269,940, a reduction of $17,468 from this year; and only $41,000 may be allocated to the organizations.

"The funds get smaller and smaller every year," said last year.

No funding decisions will be made at this meeting and another public hearing on this matter will occur at the next council meeting.

• has applied to establish an auxillary campus at the RiverView office park complex at Town Center. They would use five of the six empty buildings in the complex for classrooms, a bookstore, chapel and administration offices. 475 students and 28 faculty would be using the site by 2013.

A public hearing will be conducted and council will vote on the application.

Melonie February 22, 2012 at 09:21 PM
This subject was addressed a while back. So glad to hear it's moving ahead. You'll see, Randy, it'll be a good thing and you'll learn a bit more about economics. http://santee.patch.com/articles/santee-not-sold-on-christian-college-relocation
Ellen McGuire February 23, 2012 at 07:30 AM
I hope the council takes a long hard look at this proposal. 475 students & 28 faculty will have huge, negitive impact on traffic in the center of town. Let's face it we don't have enough apartments in Santee to accomodate that kind of student population,so virtually all of them will be commuters. I'm sure the fast food restaurants will benefit,but I don't think that can justify the adverse traffic impact on the city streets!!
Retha Knight February 23, 2012 at 08:03 AM
I think it's great for the community to have a Christian College in the center of town. Our community could use a boost of youth. Of course they won't like the air qualify if the Quail Brush power plant is built right on the border of Mission Trails Regional Park and Santee near West Hills High School. Young people these days love air that is safe to breathe, their funny like that. Housing shouldn't be a problem either at the West end of town. Traffic, well, you'd better get used to using the 67 or 125 to the 8, cause you won't be able to get onto the 52 from Mast or West Hills Parkway while construction is going on.


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