Opposition to Rudyville

March 1, 2018, the Borrego Springs Community Sponsor Group unanimously votes to deny the Rudyville request for increased zoning density.

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Sahara Mustard Eradication Research Advanced by $50K Gift

A $50,000 gift to a non-profit conservancy will launch research designed to lead to the discovery of biocontrol agent(s) for invasive, non-native Sahara . The gift was received from Audrey Steele-Burnand, a long-time supporter of innumerable organizations and activities in Borrego Springs and Southern California.

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KPBS Televised Broadcast

TCDC supporter, Michael Bovee, produced the following video describing one aspect of TCDC’s response to the threat produced by Sahara mustard. This report was broadcast on KPBS television and radio on June 18, 2014.

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Sahara Mustard
Life Cycle Slideshow

Learn how to recognize invasive Sahara Mustard from seeds and tiny sprouts to large, mature plants.

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

— Margaret Mead


"Don't wait for the cavalry to come over the hill to save you. You are the cavalry and had better save yourselves."

— Robert Lee Paul

Glyph of Sun


Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy

Summer 2018

Final Vote on Rudyville Set for
September 12, 2018


September 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
County Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway
Room 310 (3rd floor)
San Diego, CA 92101

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Dated: August 12, 2018

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will make the final determination on Rudyville’s request for increased zoning density at its hearing on September 12, 2018. Despite Borrego’s years of overwhelming opposition to Rudyville (aka DS-24), the County Planning Commission, at it’s meeting in June, did not listen to Borregans or its own staff’s recommendation to deny Rudyville’s request in its entirety. Rather they voted to increase zoning density on the 20 acres of Rudyville that sits atop the relic sand dune. What the Board of Supervisors will do is anyone’s guess.

For more than a decade Borrego has turned out in droves on this issue—at Sponsor Group meetings, at County presentations, and at the Planning Commission hearing. We need to do it one more time, one last time. We need to pack this Board of Supervisors meeting on September 12th. The hearing will be on the third floor in Room 310 of the County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway in San Diego. Anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must turn in a Speakers Request Form before the hearing begins at 9AM.

What you can do to make your voice heard:

Board of Supervisors:

The mailing address for all Supervisors is 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335, San Diego, CA 92101.

J. David Garmon, MD
President, TCDC


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