Mark Kersey to lead Scripps Ranch charter city effort

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PRESS RELEASE
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Kersey moves to Scripps Ranch to lead effort to make community a charter city

San Diego, CA — City of San Diego Councilmember Mark Kersey is moving from Rancho Bernardo to Scripps Ranch at the end of his term as city councilmember in 2016. With his pending move to Scripps Ranch, Mr. Kersey was asked by community leaders to lead the effort to break away from the City of San Diego and become a new charter city. Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) has given an initial opinion that it supports the creation of the City of Scripps Ranch.

Scripps Ranch, a suburban community, has 11,500 homes and has a population of nearly 30,000 residents. This community has parks, open space, Miramar Lake, ponds, a fire station, a diverse housing mix, a well-balanced business environment, and an active neighborhood watch. Drawing on the self-sufficiency legacy of E.W. Scripps, the patriarch of the Scripps Family, Scripps Ranch believes that it can be better served by being its own city to handle the needs of its residents.

Mr. Scripps Ranch, Col. Bob Dingeman says that this is a long awaited day coming. Quite historic, he commented. Col. Dingeman welcomes the leadership of Mr. Kersey to lead the effort and heartedly believes that “If anyone can do it, it is Mark Kersey!”

Greater Aspirations Public Relations
Bob Ilko, President 
10755 Scripps Poway Parkway #613 
San Diego, CA 92131
Media Contact: April P. Rank

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  1. This proposal has real possibilities! Does that mean we Scripps Ranch folks don’t have to pay for the new Charger stadium?? And that we can stop subsidizing much of the rest of the city of San Diego?

    This idea bears serious consideration. Even if it HAS been proposed on April Fools Day!!!!

  2. Very interesting, but will San Diego let them (and the$$ they bring in) go?
    When the San Fernando Valley petitioned to split from L.A. – L.A. Required a citywide vote, which of course failed, vs. a valley only vote which would’ve passed handily.
    How will the city of San Diego handle this one?

  3. This proposal has real possibilities! Does that mean we Scripps Ranch folks don’t have to pay for the new Charger stadium?? And that we can stop subsidizing much of the rest of the city of San Diego?

    This idea merits serious consideration. Even if it HAS been proposed on April Fools Day!!!!

  4. If the city of Scripps Ranch ends up underfunding their pensions, I’m standing by ready to help collect signatures for reform.
    #ScrippsRanchPensionReformNow

  5. The reason this faux news release is so successful is because it is 100 percent believable AND achievable. We could so do this in Scripps Ranch. Sorry Mayor Vaus, hands off the 92131. Don’t despair though, I leave plenty of sales tax dollars in Poway and no doubt my neighbors do too, happily.

  6. Interesting point about sales tax, Gayle. Scripps Ranch NIMBY’s have banned Walmart from Scripps Ranch, so I’ll continue doing my Costco and Walmart shopping in Poway.

    BTW, sorry about my near identical duplicate post above. The first one submitted slightly after midnight on 1 April didn’t appear until AFTER my second effort was submitted after 10 AM the next morning — by then I had assumed my first post had been waylaid or misplaced.

  7. From Voice…

    April Foolin’, but Joke’s Not All Fake

    A post on the conservative sdrostra.com blog fooled me for a few minutes on Tuesday night, especially since it got posted before it was actually April Fool’s Day. No, Councilman Mark Kersey is not leading an effort to split the Scripps Ranch neighborhood off into its own city. And no, the Local Agency Formation Commission — yes, that’s a real thing! — hasn’t signed off on the idea.

    Read it all here…
    http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/all-narratives/morning-report/morning-report-asbestos-fixes-never-mind-schools-say/

  8. I’m Blake, then? You know, Gayle, a Voice bromance might be a bit more stable then what I had with CityBeat. First Dave Maass leaves me, while the rebound with Dave Rolland never reached its full flower. He goes off and cheats too. Older men … meh. You just can’t trust a liberal to be faithful.

  9. As an original rancher (1972), if Scripps Ranch secedes from San Diego I will immediately sue the new city of Scripps Ranch for reparations. I will also demand reservation land, claim Miramar Lake as a sacred site and open a casino.

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