On February 20, 1996, the Board of Supervisors activated the Community Revitalization Program. All interested community organizations and the public are welcome to attend. Each community's committee consists of the Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library and a wide array of Community Planning Groups. County staff work with the Committee to resolve those issues for which the County has available Programs. Critical projects are prioritized, then each Committee along with county staff develop plans for future funding. The goal of the Program is to empower community representatives to play a leadership role in resolving issues and directing change in the community in which they live and work.
Ramona Revitalization Committee
The first meeting for the Ramona Revitalization Program was held on May 23, 1997. Some of the issues that have been resolved since this first meeting include:
- Library Book Security System was purchased & installed,
- A Private Foundation Grant was received to purchase a vehicle, as transport for seniors,
- Scout building in Collier Park was renovated,
- Wheel chair ramps are being installed on county sidewalks,
- Speed signs have been posted, in order to reduce the speed of traffic in designated areas.
- Santa Maria Creek bed clean up.
Lakeside Revitalization Committee
The first meeting for the Lakeside Revitalization Program was held on April 18, 1996. Some of the issues that have been resolved since this first meeting include:
- Restoration of an historical community church,
- Coordination of various youth activities,
- Improvements to the Boys & Girls Club gymnasium,
- Internet access through the local Library,
- Replacement of playground equipment in the Lindo Lake Park.
Back Country Revitalization Committee
The first meeting for the Back Country Revitalization Program was held on April 9, 1999. The following communities represent the Back Country: Boulevard, Campo, Cuyamaca, Descanso, Dulzura, Guatay, Jacumba, Jamul, Lake Morena, Mt. Laguna, Pine Valley, Potrero, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley, Tecate & Vallecitos. Some of the improvements that are underway include:
- Clean-up days for communities,
- Youth / sports facility in Jacumba,
- 4-way Stop sign at Buckman Springs & Highway 94.
Spring Valley Revitalization Committee
The first meeting for the Spring Valley Revitalization Program was held on February 15, 2002. Some of the issues identified by the community include:
- Before and after school programs, and recreation program for high school children.
- Dental Health and mental health services.
- Sidewalks for high volume pedestrian traffic.
- Economic improvements along the Jamacha Road/Boulevard.
Alpine Revitalization Committee
The first meeting for the Alpine Revitalization Program was held on February 4, 2005. Some of the issues identified by the community include:
- Education Center at Wright's Field
- Creation of Parks and Recreation Master Plan for Alpine
- Build a high school in Alpine
- Develop a disaster plan
- Build Sheriff substation
- Safe school routes
Kelly Salmons at (858) 694-4806 with additional questions.