Featured Events

El Cajon City Council Meeting

  • City Website
  • Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
  • Time: 3 and 7 pm
  • Place: 200 Civic Center Way (Council Chambers), El Cajon, 92020 | 619.441.1763

Gillespie Field Development Council

  • Business, pilots and county reps discuss plans for airport.
  • Date: 3rd Tuesday, Every other month
  • Time: 6pm
  • Place: 200 Civic Center Way (Council Chambers), El Cajon, 92020 | 619.441.1763

Santee City Council Meeting

  • Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
  • Time: 7pm
  • Place: 10601 Magnolia Ave, Santee | 619.258.4100

Lakeside Planning Group

  • Community advisory group to East County Supervisor, Dianne Jacob
  • Date: 1st Wed of the Month
  • Time: 7pm
  • Place: Lakeside Community Center | 9841 Vine Street | POB 2010 Lakeside, 92040 | 619.443.9176

Board of Supervisors

  • Diane Jacob, District #2, diannejacob@sdcounty.ca.gov
  • Date: Tues & Weds Weekly
  • Time: 9am
  • Place: 1600 Pacific Highway, Rm 310, San Diego, 92101 | 619.531.5522

Current News

NEW ARTICLE ON DANGERS OF LEADMar 29, 2013

Recently KPBS posted an article on the dangers of lead in the blood. Please click here for the KPBS article.

SUSAN DAVIS MEETS WITH FAA REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING GILLESPIE FIELDMar 3, 2013

Please click here for the East Coast Magazine article.

S.D. AIR TRAFFIC HUB SEES ERRORS SOAR -- Cuts could put some safety projects at risk.March 6, 2013

The article here by Chris Nichols appeared in the San Diego Tribune on March 6, 2013. A repeater signal from this hub helps to guide air traffic above 1600 feet at Gillespie. Other radar coverage does not exist.

70 ACRE AVIATION REDEVELOPMENTJune 20, 2012

The FAA will be giving the County the go ahead on the redevelopment/expansion of the former 70 acre El Cajon Speedway to aviation only businesses. That means a large increase in the numbers of operations at Gillespie Field. Mornings and evenings, we will be seeing and hearing low flying aircraft, and breathing exhaust from those increased flights as numbers climb.

THE AEROTROPOLISMay 8, 2012

Thee East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) and the (South County Economic Development Council) have applied to the Economic Development Department of the Department of Commerce for a grant to study the feasibility of developing a joint Regional Aerotropolis. Gillespie Field and Brown Field are to become the hubs of a transportation network that will attract global economic development.

We suspect that in the case of Gillespie Field, the Aerotropolis will built around more flight schools which will mean more low #ying planes and helicopters. Santee council people voted to be an aerotropolis city and Mayor Lewis of El Cajon wrote a letter in January saying El Cajon was pleased to be a part of it too.

ACPsMarch, 2012

The FAA now offers Aviation Cooperation Programs (ACP) with China, South America and India. Because cheaper old fashioned leaded avgas is readily available in the US, cost of living is lower, and in the case of Gillespie Field, there are no noise code or curfews to spoil the playground, the US is a popular place to partner with for training. Gillespie Field has the highest number of flight schools in the County.