Support For The Santee High Tech Business Campus

DATE: June 15, 1999 
TO: Board of Supervisors 
SUBJECT: SUPPORT FOR THE SANTEE HIGH TECH BUSINESS CAMPUS

SUMMARY:
Issue/Reference:
Approval of this Board letter will express the Board of Supervisors' support for establishing a high tech business campus in the Santee Town Center.

Recommendation:
SUPERVISOR JACOB 
1. Support the establishment of a high tech business campus in the Santee Town Center.

2. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to work with the City of Santee on the processing of an high tech/business campus overlay and to develop a plan for attracting high tech development in the Santee Town Center.

Fiscal Impact:
If approved, this request will result in no additional costs or staff years.

BACKGROUND
There are approximately 325 acres of undeveloped County-owned land located in the Santee Town Center redevelopment area. On June 9, 1999, the Santee City Council voted unanimously to direct their staff to process an amendment to the Santee Town Center Specific Plan to create a high tech business campus overlay for 106 acres within the Town Center. This overlay will provide a unique opportunity to locate a high tech business campus right in the heart of Santee next to the Santee Transit Center.

The current economic conditions along with significant interest from the business community makes this an ideal time for the City of Santee and the County to move forward together as partners to begin the process of developing this site in a focused manner. Developing this property as a high tech business campus will provide us with another tool to retain high paying jobs and attract new high tech companies to the region.

I urge your support.

Respectfully Submitted,

DIANNE JACOB
Supervisor, Second District