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Concerns voiced at meeting regarding Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

Several people spoke out against the market during public comment, with concerns ranging from clean-up, security, traffic, competition with the Village Market, and the charity selection.

Rancho Santa Fe water agency protests proposed Metropolitan rate hikes

The Santa Fe Irrigation District has joined forces with other water agencies and civic groups in San Diego County to protest proposed rate increases by the Metropolitan Water District, Southern California’s water wholesaler.

Ballots for Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club purchase vote to be mailed

The ballot for the vote on the Rancho Santa Fe Association’s $2.4 million purchase of the RSF Garden Club will be mailed on April 4.

Another candidate withdraws from Rancho Santa Fe Association board race

Rancho Santa Fe Association board candidate Daniel Bunn has withdrawn his name from the RSF Association board race.

Four candidates will now vie for two seats on the RSF Association Board of Directors in the spring election. The three-year terms of RSF Association board members Ann Boon and Larry Spitcaufsky will expire at the end of June. The four candidates now competing for the two seats are: (alphabetical order) Dominick Addario, Ann Boon, Susan Callahan and Kim Eggleston.

Rancho Santa Fe Association to review legalities of voter registration process

On the verge of two community-wide votes in Rancho Santa Fe, many residents are questioning the voter registration process itself. Residents are wondering why they have to register at all and why it isn’t an automatic right once they become a member of the Covenant.

New Rancho Santa Fe Association website goes live

The Rancho Santa Fe Association’s new website has been completed and went live last week. The new address is thecovenantofRSF.org and while some features are still being fine-tuned, it is the hope that members will be able to review documents, see meeting agendas and even register to vote.

Rancho Santa Fe Patrol to get a new officer, vehicle

The Rancho Santa Fe Patrol will be getting a new officer as well as a new car. The new officer could be on the job by July 1.

The new Patrol additions were made possible through the Rancho Santa Fe Association and Rancho Santa Fe Community Services District (CSD) working with the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO). As acting RSF Association Manager Ivan Holler reported at the March 6 Association meeting, LAFCO recently activated the Rancho Santa Fe CSD’s latent powers to provide security, in addition to the other services it provides.

Two candidates withdraw from Rancho Santa Fe Association board race

Two candidates — Alex Kaiser and Steven Sansone — have withdrawn their names as Rancho Santa Fe Association board candidates.

Five candidates will now vie for two seats on the RSF Association Board of Directors in the spring election. The three-year terms of RSF Association board members Ann Boon and Larry Spitcaufsky will expire at the end of June. The five candidates competing for the two seats are: (alphabetical order) Dominick Addario, Ann Boon, Daniel Bunn, Susan Callahan and Kim Eggleston.

Rancho Santa Fe School teacher survey shows technology effective at school, future needs

The use of iPads and other technology uses at R. Roger Rowe School are causing a spike in student engagement, according to a technology survey given to Rancho Santa Fe School District teachers. Seventy-nine percent of teachers reported they feel technology has had a high impact on student engagement and 21 percent feel it has had some impact. No teachers voted that the impact was minimal or none.

Cindy Schaub, RSF School District assistant superintendent, presented the results of the survey to the school board on March 6.

Rancho Santa Fe community encouraged to register to vote

Voter registration continues to be a hot topic at the Rancho Santa Fe Association on the verge of two big upcoming community votes — one on the Association’s $2.4 million purchase of the RSF Garden Club and the other vote to elect two new directors to the RSF Association board. The winning candidates will take their seats on the RSF Association board in July. Currently, of the potential of 3,200 voters in the RSF Covenant, about 1,800 are registered to vote.

“The fact that only half of the community is registered to vote is a big concern of ours,” RSF Association Board President Philip Wilkinson said.

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