Sunset over Torrey Pines State Reserve

Photo by Cliff Hanna

Torrey Pines Community Planning Board

Special Meeting January 23 at 7:00 PM


2020 Board Election

Notice of 2020 Board Election

Application to Join the Board

S.D. City Council representative Barbara Bry's letter regarding the Traffic Study and Analysis for Del Mar Heights Road

DMUSD Traffic Study 3-14-2019

Del Mar Union School District letter to S.D. City Council representative Barbara Bry regarding the District's two school sites West of I5

DMUSD letter to Barbara Bry

Upcoming Meetings

Come join us!

Project Review Committee (PRC) Meeting 2020

General Board Meeting 2020

7 pm - 9 pm

Del Mar Hills Academy

Performing Arts Center multi-purpose room

14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014

Website Contacts

Drone Survey, City of San Diego

The City of San Diego was selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration as one of ten agencies in the nation to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP.

The program involves testing advanced UAS operations, such as flight at night or flight beyond visual line of sight, in order to inform the FAA’s rulemaking for integration of UAS into the National Airspace.

A critical component of this program is gathering input from residents to better understand public sentiment as rules are being considered.

The survey will be open through December 31, 2018. Public Survey at

A critical component of this program is gathering input from residents to better understand public sentiment as rules are being considered.

The San Diego UAS IPP is scheduled to run through October 2020. Fact sheet describing the San Diego UAS IPP

San Diego County Adult Mosquito Treatment

The following links have information on adult mosquito treatment:

For details, go to


Everyone is encouraged to CONTACT Dave Roberts, our country supervisor, Sherri Lightner (City handles dredging) and Chris from the COUNTY Vector Control with any concerns regarding mosquito-transmitted diseases.

State information

County information then go to: /content/dam/sdc/deh/Vector

To monitor the West Nile virus activity:

S.D. Police Department Northwestern Community Relations Officer

Officer Trevor Phillips has taken over the following CRO responsibilities for our community:

For emergencies, call 911

For non-emergencies, call (619) 531-2000.

Officer Phillips can be reached at desk number (858) 523-7031 and at his email address

Stop Uncontrolled City Growth Plans

Harry Jensen, from Morena Blvd community, is leading efforts to stop uncontrolled City growth plans. Their community is also facing over-sized City re-zoning plans. To get involved, contact Harry at:

Wildfire Preparedness

Cal Fire website has complete information on wildfire preparedness with details about defensible space at

San Diego District 1 City Council Representative: Barbara Bry

Daniel Orloff is our City Council community representative and will attend our monthly Board meetings.

For up-to-date information on San Diego District 1, please visit

San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar

For up-to-date information on San Diego County, please visit

California State Legislative Senator Toni G. Atkins

Chevelle Newell Tate is Senator Atkins' community representative.

For up-to-date information on California State Legislature, please visit

Del Mar Fairgrounds Events and Shows

Upcoming scheduled events and shows for the Del Mar Fairgrounds:

San Dieguito River Park Events

Upcoming scheduled events for the San Dieguito River Park

I-5/SR56 Logo

Board Releases Response to I-5/SR 56 Project Draft EIR

Caltrans is again proposing to saddle our community with a monster project that will impact our lives during years of construction and degrade the character of our community when it is done. Your Torrey Pines Community Planning Board worked very hard to identify the shortcomings of the Draft Environmental Impact Report and has responded with a detailed analysis that you can review here.

In addition to tearing down the Del Mar Heights Road bridge to make room for more lanes of the I-5 expansion, Caltrans wants to build fly-over connectors between I-5 and State Road 56 (SR 56) that rasies intense traffic noise and pollution almost 60 feet from the present road grade and pushes to as close as 50 feet of the homes along Portofino Drive. The draft environmental impact report leaves these important factors out and only direct contact with Caltrans from a board member revealed these facts.

I-5/SR56 Logo

The combination of the Del Mar Heights Road bridge replacement, the I-5/SR 56 connector project and the associated massive earth moving traffic is going to slow access to the Torrey Pines community by emergency vehicles from their station on the far side of I-5 and make a mess of commuting to schools and work.

TPCPB Responds to One Paseo Mega Project

The Torrey Pines Community Planning Board has released its response to the One Paseo project draft environmental impact report. The 24 page response outlines the negative impacts this project would have to the Torrey Pines and Carmel Valley communities. The full response can be read here.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the One Paseo Project on the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real is available. You can read the document here.

The traffic geneated by the retail businesses, the offices and the high-rise housing is predicted to degrade the level of service of our nearby roads to unacceptable levels by government standards, and surely by our standards too. Traffic impacts are discussed in section 5 of the draft EIR.

The public comment period for this project has closed. The decision to go forward with this project will come before the San Diego in the next several months, so the best way to make your opinion count is to write to your city councilmember.

Asian Citrus Psyllid Attacks Local Citrus

Be on the lookout for the effects of a pest that is damaging the local citrus crop. It must be recognized and treated promptly to avoid losing our multi-million dollar per year citrus crops. If you observe off-color or misshapen fruit, call the California Department of Food and Agriculture Hotline at 1(800) 491-1899. The DFA has local offices and technicians who will respond quickly if a caller reports a suspected infestation. You can find more information from the University of California at


Would you like to support the Board? The Planning Board receives no funding for the work it does for the Torrey Pines community and we welcome donations. No contribution is too small. And all donations will help the Board serve our community more effectively. Please send a message to the Board Treasurer to help us out.