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By  Kiki Skagen Munshi

December 30, 2015 (Julian)--The Hoskings Ranch development will be discussed with staff from the Country Planning Commission and the developers at the Julian Town Hall on January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Development plans for the Hoskings Ranch, which extends south and west from the junction of Pine Hills Road and Highways 78/79, include 24 lots each of which may have up to two houses and various other buildings and facilities.  Local residents are concerned about the impact of this upscale subdivision on water resources, local roads, and the rural character of the area.  Plans were originally scheduled to be presented to the Planning Commission for approval on December 11, 2015, but the hearing was postponed to February 5 to allow time for the public to review the planning documents.

The local group has launched a website with comprehensive information about the development on it.  It is .

You can view project documents on Hoskings Ranch at the County Planning Commission site.

County Planning Commission Staff attending the meeting will include:

  1. Cara Lacey, Chief of Project Planning, Planning & Development Services (PDS)
  2. James Bennett, Licensed Groundwater Geologist, Project Planning, PDS
  3. Peter Eichar, Land Use and Environmental Planner III, PDS – In the last few months has reviewed the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project 
  4. Dennis Campbell, Land Use and Environmental Planner III, PDS – Reviewed and coordinated project processing to hearing

The Hoskings Ranch developers will also be represented and will answer questions but do not plan to make a presentation.

The Planning Commission will meet subsequently at the County Offices on February 5 at 9:00 a.m.  The public is also encouraged to attend this meeting; those wishing to ask questions of the Commission or make statements should register by 8:45. 

Persons wishing to write the Commission about this matter may e-mail Dennis Campbell at or write him at:

Planning & Development Services

5510 Overland Avenue, Suite 110

San Diego, CA 92123

All correspondence must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 3 in order to be presented to the Commissioners.


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