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Borrego U: Community Sponsor Group

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



 February 21st 2024

 Meet the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group 


Have you ever heard of the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group? Join us for an introduction to this group by the board chair; John Peterson. Learn how this group is formed, how they communicate with the county, and why they are important in building the future of our community.

You’ve probably heard of the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group but might not be sure what it does. It’s actually one of the few government-authorized citizen groups in town, along with for example the Water District and the Board of Education. It serves as an advisory group to County officials — acting as the formal conduit between people and businesses in Borrego and the various planning authorities in San Diego County. John Peterson is the new Chair of the Sponsor Group, and he will give us background on its roles and importance as our community prepares to plan to meet our economic and environmental challenges in the future.

A refresher if needed: you might have heard about possible new residential development here, and even new public buildings planned in the village core — it’s early days, but there are possibilities of a new Senior Center, with assisted living facilities; a new fire station with attached 24/7 clinic; and new development, a mix of commercial and residential, on the land between the ArtPark (behind the Borrego Art Institute) and The Mall’s east parking lot.

Those who are starting to plan and design these new building projects would like input from the community, from people like us who care about Borrego Springs. But we need to understand the possibilities and limitations within which this building can occur. Giving us that kind of background is the intent of “Borrego U,” a series of talks organized by the Borrego Valley Stewardship Council with grant support from the California Department of Water Resources’ Sustainable Groundwater Management Program. This is the 3rd talk — the first was on Community Planning, and the one in January was on County Planning 101.


We will discuss the following:

  • Who the BSCSG represents
  • How are members appointed and how do they serve
  • Frequency of meetings and who can attend
  • Discretionary projects and the review process.


With John Peterson, Chair of the Sponsor Group


Join us here:


Topic: Borrego U: Meet The Sponsor Group
Time: 6:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 945 460 0111






February 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Borrego Springs Library
2580 Country Club Rd
Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States
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