May 19th : Aiport Authority: Quieter Homes Program & Noise Disclosures – Catherine Darby

Program Coordinator, Quieter Home Program

The Quieter Home Program (Program) is the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s (Airport Authority’s) Residential Sound Insulation Program. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that residences within the 65+ decibel level contour map around San Diego International Airport (SDIA) may be eligible for sound insulation treatments to mitigate aircraft noise. The FAA has set a goal of reducing interior noise levels for eligible residents by at least five decibels inside the home, providing a noticeable reduction in noise. The Airport Authority’s Quieter Home Program is the means to obtain that goal.

In 1998, the Unified Port of San Diego, then operator of the San Diego International Airport (SDIA), launched a pilot sound insulation program to determine the feasibility of sound insulating homes in the communities surrounding SAN. The results showed that such a program would be feasible. By 2001, the Program was fully operational, with insulation starting within the highest noise impacted areas. Since 2003, the Program has functioned under the Airport Authority, who acquired control of SDIA the same year. Since then, the Program’s pace has increased and the Program’s geographical area has expanded to include the communities of Loma Portal/Ocean Beach, Bankers Hill/Middletown, and Golden Hill/South Park. Today, the Program is one of the largest remaining airport residential sound insulation programs in the country. To date, the Program has completed 4,500 dwelling units.

June 16th : EDC (Economic Development Corp)

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation – EDC for short – is an independently-funded economic development organization that mobilizes business, government, and civic leaders around an inclusive economic development strategy in order to connect data to decision making, maximize regional prosperity, enhance global competitiveness, and position San Diego effectively for investment and talent.

In addition to our programming, we also work directly with companies free-of-charge that are looking to expand, stay, or locate in the San Diego region. As a non-profit, our work is supported by nearly 200 companies that believe in creating a stronger San Diego for everyone. Check out our 2022 in review.

July 21st : Trust & Protbate Update – John S. Reynard III

Partner, Driscoll Anderson Reynard LLP

John is a Partner with the firm and brings an extensive background in tax, business, estate and trust experience. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Aug 18th : Mills Act – Todd McCracken

Lead Mills Act AppraiserOffice of Jordan Z Marks, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

  • Bio:  A native San Diegan, Todd McCracken graduated with an A.A. from San Diego Mesa College and a B.S. from San Diego State University. His real estate background includes the Los Angeles County Assessor (Residential and Commerical/Industrial divisions), fee appraiser/independent contractor, and COMPS/CoStar (Research Analyst, Senior Research Analyst and Area Manager). With the San Diego County Assessor’s office since 2007, he has been the Lead Mills Act appraiser since 2012 and holds an Advanced certified property tax appraiser certificate from the California State Board of Equalization.
  • Topic of Presentation: Mills Act: A California Historical Property Preservation Program offering Potential Tax Reduction. OR…“How Does the Mills Act and Tax Savings REALLY Work?”
  • Presentation covers what Mills Act is, a basic overview of how Assessor is required to value a property under the Mills Act, how Assessor determines the Restricted value, how Assessed value is determined, how property taxes on a Mills Act property are calculated, how potential property tax savings (if any) is determined, and Mills Act pros and cons.

Thank you Leah Bentley with People’s Mortgage for scheduling our monthly guest speakers.

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