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Eucalyptus Hills displays new neighborhood signs

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After repeated requests and an initial rejection of the application, the Lakeside community of Eucalyptus Hills will be able to display signs welcoming visitors to the neighborhood.

Eucalyptus Hills residents spoke up in support of the signs which will clearly distinguish the perimeter of the community and will be prominently placed at strategic, higher traffic locations close to the boundaries of the neighborhood.

The County of San Diego sought approval of the placement of signs, labeled "neighborhood identification signs," at four locations with each of the planned signs featuring the wording: Welcome to Eucalyptus Hills - County of San Diego. The proposal requested one sign to be posted at each of the following locations: Johnson Lake Road west of Hwy 67; Posthill Road, north side 150 feet from Hwy 67; Oak Creek Road on the east side one mile from Lakeside Avenue; and Valle Vista north of the Lakeside Avenue intersection.

The County's proposal was voted on by the Lakeside Community Planning Group on October 2, 2013, however the motion failed. The matter was revisited on November 6, 2013 during the scheduled Planning Group meeting where further explanations of the County's request for the signs clarified where the signs would be placed.

With community members speaking in support of the issue, Lakeside's Eucalyptus Hills neighborhood will now be able to show off its community pride with the green and white Welcome to Eucalyptus Hills signs.

The signs are part of the County of San Diego's overall plan to identify unincorporated communities. Per the Department of Public Works: "These signs are intended to promote community pride and to be informative to motorists."

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