Mileage on the trails in the Otay River Valley Regional Park continues to go up. Last week, the county supervisors added more than 15 acres south of Main Street and west of I-805 to the work area in the open space preserve workers will use to build a crosswise set of trail works.
The lands the county took up to hand over to the City of San Diego for long term management piece together a multiple species conservation preserve the trail will pass through and local river valley lands. Fertile natural resources will stay protected.
Land location gave local planners the opportunity to fund the land deal. A settlement between San Diego and the State of California's Caltrans used to pay for the state's taking of land to build highway 125 gave San Diego the money needed to own the land.
THis is a Center Line Policy Alert.