We have several NVNA members who are on a County “Task Force”
appointed to examine control of residential development in potentially
flood prone arroyos in our desert environment. Several members of your
Neighborhood Association are participating in this Doña Ana County
“Flood Task Force”.
On Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 P.M., Cliff Terry will
present the Task Force findings in the County Government Bldg on Motel
Blvd. The Task Force presentation includes a formula that would limit
development and density around arroyos based on the amount of water
and velocity of flow.
Because of the
participation of NVNA on this task force, Mr. Terry has chosen
the Thurston Vista Rancho development as an example for how the
Task Force recommendations should be implemented. These recommendations
include more holding ponds, parks, walking trail and a minimum
lot size of 3/4 acres.
||Cliff Terry has been
acting as the facilitator on the County Task Force Committee for
the Central area of Doña Ana County. His background is extensive.
Member of SME, CSPE and a fellow of IAE. He worked on the board
of directors for the IAE, LACES, SME, CLCPE reviewing bills before
legislation in California. He is recognized in the honor hall of
NSPE. He is a past President of SFVEC and also served as President
of the IAC at Cal Poly Pomona. He has taught semesters of the Certified
Manufacturing Engineering Program at UCLA and UCSB.
Mr. Terry has done a study of the Vista Rancho Annexation and has used
it as a model for how proper flood control should be implemented by
developers. His exhaustive analysis has been prepared in power point
and hard copy for the county commissioners and the city councilors.
The meeting at the county building on November 14th resulted in the
key areas being studied and prepared for presentation to the County
on December 12, 2006.
3. Hillside development
4. Arroyos (maintenance and preservation
6. Major drainage facilities (operation & maintenance/arterial recharge)
channels & dams
7. Enforcement of ordinances
8. Creation of a Regional Authority
10. Water drainage plan
12. Health (vector control, etc)