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New VC planning group seated



The newly elected VC planning group was seated on January 12. Shown are (from left) Bill Miller, James Garritson, Susan Fajardo, Jeana Boulos, Mike O’Connor, Jon Vick, Rich Rudolf, Claire Plotner, Susan Janisch, Hans Britsch, (seated), Steve Hutchison, secretary; Oliver Smith, chairman; Ann Quinley, vice chairman and LaVonne Johnson.

The newly elected VC planning group was seated on January 12. Shown are (from left) Bill Miller, James Garritson, Susan Fajardo, Jeana Boulos, Mike O’Connor, Jon Vick, Rich Rudolf, Claire Plotner, Susan Janisch, Hans Britsch, (seated), Steve Hutchison, secretary; Oliver Smith, chairman; Ann Quinley, vice chairman and LaVonne Johnson.

“Herding cats,” is what newly reelected Valley Center Community Planning Group Chairman describes his job of facilitating the monthly meetings of the group, which advises the County on planning and land use matters.

Smith was unanimously reelected at the Janaury 12 meeting of the group. Other officers elected were Ann Quinley, vice chairman and Steve Hutchison, secretary.

The group appointed chairmen of the standing committees that handle the majority of the planning group’s business.

Mobility, John Vick; Nominations, Hans Britsch; North Village, Ann Quinley; Parks & Rec., LaVonne Norwood; South Village, Bill Miller; Tribal Liaison, James Garritson; Website, Jeanna Boulos; Solar Projects, Oliver Smith; Lilac Hills Ranch, Steve Hutchison and a new committee, Handbook and Training, Ann Quinley.

Speaking to the new members about what the group does, Smith said, “This board doesn’t have any authority. The strength of what it does is how reasonable it is in its recommendations to the County.

The planning group meets on the First Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at VC Community Hall.

Smith’s email is oliversmith@philips.com if you have questions about the VCCPG.


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