Property Rights and Growth

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:54 PM by Laverne Buckman

Downtown San Miguel
Downtown San Miguel

The Future of San Miguel - Property Rights and Planning Forum will be held Tuesday, October 28th at 7 pm in the gym at Lillian Larsen School. The San Miguel Resource Connection is hosting an educational forum for all San Miguel area residents to be informed regarding property rights and planning issues involved with future growth of our town. 
A panel of key experts will present the pros and cons of Smart Growth and inclusionary housing as it affects the San Miguel community.  Col. Brown from Camp Roberts will serve as the forum moderator.
Speakers on the panel include:

  • San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building with Mike Wulkan (Strategic Growth initiative) and Dana Lilly (Inclusionary Housing ordinance).
  • Alexander Alexiev – Researcher, analyst and consultant for Rand Corp and projects for U.S. Government as well as farmer and author
  • Deanne Gonzales - Agriculturalist
  • Jerry Bunin – Government Affairs Director of the Home Builder’s Association of the Central Coast

List of informational websites and articles:
*Smart Growth Checklist

*Smart Growth or Creeping Socialsim by Alex Alexiev
Smart Growth Bill article in LA Times
*How Smart Growth Makes Housing Unaffordable
*Inclusionary Housing Study

Don't miss this excellent opportunity to be better informed and hear from experts concerning issues that may directly affect your property rights. For more information e-mail event chair Gordon Marshall or call 805-610-7039.

Hearts for the Arts BBQ
and Firewood Auction

Brian Arthurs barbeques for fundraiser
Parents, teachers and students work together at barbeque to raise funds for the arts
Hearts for the Arts chicken BBQ dine in or drive-thru will be held on Friday, October 24th from 4 to 7 pm at Lillian Larsen School. Complete dinner of chicken, chili beans, sourdough bread and salad for a $8 donation. Diners may eat at the school cafeteria or pick up their meal to go.
Three cords of ecucalyptus firewood will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the event. The wood came from trees cut down on campus to make room for the new Community Day School. Contact Anna Mumford to place your bid or call 805-467-3216 x 116.
Teachers, students and parents are raising funds for the Masters At Their Trade (MATT) arts program. MATT currently provides classes in American Sign Language (ASL), keyboard, choral, sewing, visual arts in a variety of mediums, and a Soils to Succulent Flavors class. Brian Arthurs will BBQ the chicken with his delicious secret recipe. Support our local youth by getting tickets in advance from a student or contact Meg at 805-467-3816 or on the day of the event.
Eighth grade students will hold a car wash on Sat, October 25th at the San Miguel Fire Station to raise money for their end of year trip.

San Miguel Teacher Honored

Photo of Eileen Rogers at dedication
L - R: Gladys Craspay, Eileen Rogers, John Craspay and Susan Moore in front of trophy case. Photo courtesy of Rob Roberson.
Eileen Rogers was honored at the October San Miguel School Board meeting with a special dedication of the new trophy case in her name. The San Miguel Lions presented Mrs. Rogers with a brass plaque engraved with her name to be installed on the case.
Eileen Rogers has been a dedicated teacher, Athletic Director and coach at Lillian Larsen school for nearly thirty years. She organizes the annual Buzz Marathon and actively fund raises to keep and enhance sports programs at the school. Athletic programs at the school include; cross country, track and field, flag football, volleyball, basketball and golf. Eileen was once a contender for the U.S. Olympic track team as a young teen. She has a keen interest and knowledge of sports medicine. Mrs. Rogers is a strong advocate of asset building and continues to be a strong role model and inspiration to the many students who have been under her caring instruction.
Brad Forde of Butthead Builders
recently finished building the two new award and trophy cases for Lillian Larsen School. The cases are installed in the foyer of the Don Wolf Recreation Center and filled with past sports trophies. North County Glass donated the glass and Brad donated his labor, lumber and brackets to build the cases.
The project was organized by parent Susan Moore and physical education teacher Eileen Rogers. San Miguel teacher Jill Heilmann held a school art contest to create the backdrop to the handsome new case. Matthew Roberson won the contest with his drawing of a hornet, the school mascot, and also did the final painting with help from Mrs. Heilmann and friends.

Walk to School Day
Gets Large Turnout

Camp Roberts personnel walk to school with students
Camp Roberts personnel and parents meet with children to walk to school.
Photo courtesy of Jean Hoffmann

Vanessa Adame, a main organizer of Walk to School Day, was very pleased with the first time event. She said, "Your community in San Miguel is truly one of a kind and I know that the efforts you make for the kids there will not return void.  They are very, very lucky to have people that support them and care for their well-being.  We had such a great turnout!  I heard from the YMCA director that we have had the highest percentage of participants so far throughout the county!  70% of the school participated (297 out of 425 students)! Definitely pat yourselves on the back for a job well done!"
Read full details in the following newspapers: Paso Robles Press and The Tribune.
Volunteers that helped to organize the event were from: the San Miguel Resource Connection, Public Health Department, HEAL-SLO, San Miguel Fire Department, Heritage Oaks Bank, San Miguel PTO, and faculty/the principal from Lillian Larsen Elementary. Army members from Camp Roberts and Volunteer Firefighters also walked with the kids. Thanks go to our generous contributors:  The SLO County Community Foundation, HEAL-SLO, Lillian Larsen School, San Miguel Resource Connection, SLO Public Health Department, Walmart, Food4Less, Spencers, Trader Joes, Target, Sears and Lillian Larsen PTO.

Pleasant Valley School
Turns 100 Years Old!

Pleasant Valley School celebration pictures
Photos from the 100th birthday celebration at Pleasant Valley School
Current students, parents, former teachers, alumni and supporters celebrated the old Pleasant Valley one-room school's 100th anniversary on Sunday, October 12th.  Though no longer in use, the original one-room schoolhouse still stands just across the road from the modern school building.  The Pleasant Valley Community Foundation is currently raising money to restore the historic schoolhouse and held a raffle to raise money for their cause at the event.  More than 80 visitors attended the soiree enjoying food prepared by the PVCF committee and volunteers from the San Miguel Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West.  Ice cream was donated by Hospitality Catering and the birthday cake by Debra Compton.  For more information about PVCF, call Susan at 805 441-1243.
- submitted by Joyce Herman

Help From State Employees

United Way logo
San Miguel Resource Connection partners with United Way
Time is closing for contributions to be made to the San Miguel Resource Connection as of October 31st through the California State Employees Charitable Campaign! The charitable campaign was established in 1957 to provide a single fund raising event throughout California for non-profits. Employees are provided a payroll deduction pledge form as well as a guide provided by the United Way, listing participating charities.
Donations to the San Miguel Resource Connection from state employees will strengthen our existing services and help us to expand our outreach efforts. Learn more about our dynamic programs on the About Us page.
Find the San Miguel Resource Connection in the Donor Guide on page 58, Organization Code Number 24018. For more information call Paula at 805-226-0225. Thank you for your support!