Board Asks for Report on Lilac Hills Initiative

The County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to request an impact report on the Lilac Hills Ranch development initiative near Valley Center before deciding what action to take on the 1,700 home development.

An initiative petition by the developer to put the Lilac Hills Ranch Specific Plan on the ballot was filed with the Registrar of Voters June 2. The Registrar examined the initiative petition and reported last week that it has the required number of valid signatures and certified it to the Board. County supervisors had three options in acting on the certification: adopt the ordinance, place it on the ballot or order an impact report.

Four supervisors voted unanimously to have County staff prepare an impact report and return to the Board. Supervisor Bill Horn recused himself after the California Fair Political Practices Commission advised him he could have a conflict of interest because he has property in the area.

The impact report will be available to the public Friday, July 29. The Board will decide at the Aug. 2 board meeting whether to approve the ordinance or put it on the November ballot.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact