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November 16, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Here are some of the top agenda items coming up on this week’s boards and commissions across East County, from a solar field in Lakeside's El Monte Valley to renovations at El Cajon’s City Hall to a marijuana dispensaries measure in Lemon Grove.  This week, the El Cajon and Lemon Grove City Council meet, as well as the Helix Water Board district.  Know of a hot item we missed on a board or council in your community? E-mail editor@eastCountymagazine.org.

The El Cajon City Council will meet on Tuesday, November 18th.  This week, the Council will vote on a staff recommendation to modernize city hall and renovation fire station #6.  Council will also hold a hearing on delinquent trash collection charges and on the Babylon Banquet Hall’s application  for on-site sale of alcoholic beverages and joint-use parking.  Matters involving the Magnolia Trails and Foundation Lane residential developments will also be on the agenda.

Lemon Grove’s City Council meets Wednesday, November 19th.  Council members will consider an ordinance that would clarify that marijuana dispensaries do not fit any city zoning categories and are illegal. This follows two ballot measures in which Lemon Grove voters rejected measures that would have allowed marijuana dispensaries in the city.  Council will also consider approving use of Community Development Block Grants for street improvements. In addition, Lemon Grove’s council members will consider whether to allow rezoning of several parcels on North Avenue to allow more heavily commercial uses.

The Lakeside Community Planng Group meets Wednesday, November 19th.  A hearing will be held on Everygreen Nursery's proposal for a solar field in El Monte Valley. 

Helix Water Board also meets this Wednesday, November 19th.   The board will discuss how to expend funds from a lawsuit settlement involving El Capitan Golf Club and El Monte Canyon LLC.  Board members will also vote on a proposed $225,000 pavement improvement project at Lake Jennings.

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