Friends Of Daley Ranch Meeting
Sally opened the meeting at 11 a.m. at the home of Rick Paul in Escondido.
Earlier the Board toured the ranch house with Linda Shipman and Tony Smock.
Attendance - Board Members: Sally Thomas, Jerry Harmon, Irene O’Neill, Carol Stanford, Rick Paul, Fred Woods, Tracey Brown, and Rick Mercurio
Irene gave a brief treasurer’s report, indicating a balance of $14,211.
We discussed the recent City Council meeting which included consideration of issues related to the ranch house and improvements, along with proposed intensification of uses around the house. After much debate the Board reached consensus on the following:
We agreed to contact Councilman Ron Neuman to thank him for his strong support at the recent City Council meeting. We also look forward to meeting with City Staff to offer our input on the Council’s proposals for Daley Ranch.
We discussed establishing a media relations policy for FODR. Rick M. moved that individual Board members defer all requests for comments to the president, rather than offering comments to the press individually. Carol seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously.
Jerry proposed creating a history of Daley Ranch in which decisions and documents relating to its creation are detailed. Jerry would like to ask Lucy Berk, a respected and qualified historian, to assist us in this effort. The Board agreed to pursue this idea.
The meeting’s focus was a self assessment, with a questionnaire provided by The San Diego Foundation. As the Board completed the questions, we compiled a list of items that we need to explore. These items included the following:
At the end of the meeting Board Member Rick Paul announced his resignation due to the location of his new job in Orange County. The Board thanked him for his dedication and service to FODR. We will miss him! Fred Woods agreed to take over the position of FODR’s representative to the Conservation Resources Network, and Carol would be the back up.
Our next meeting will be March 10 at 7 p.m. at the Train Depot.