By Sherri LightnerIt looks like we have six more weeks of winter in store. Unfortunately, winter on the West Coast may not add to the snow pack we need for our water supply. As a member of the Natural Resources and Culture Committee of the City Council, I plan to devote significant time and attention in the coming year to water issues.
San Diego - which is already under a Level 1 water emergency - may be facing a Level 2 emergency, including fines, by July 1, 2009. The city is looking at ways to allocate water for residential uses, and we hope you will share with us your ideas on this issue.
The mayor is conducting public workshops about water allocations on the evenings of Feb. 9, Feb. 10 and Feb. 12. We encourage you to attend the hearing on Tuesday the 10th from 6 to 7:30 pm at Rancho Penasquitos Branch Library, 13330 Salmon River Road.For the times and locations of the other community workshops, please visit
On Jan. 22, our office sponsored a University City Community Forum regarding the Dec. 8 military jet crash, and we were pleased with the turnout. Next, we are looking forward to receiving the accident report from the U.S. Marine Corps in late February, which we will make available to the public via our web site,
Please contact me at (619) 236-6611 or
SherriLightner@sandiego.govif we can be of assistance, or if you would like to share an opinion or a helpful suggestion.
Sherri S. Lightner is the councilmember for the First District.