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RSF Association hears updates and meets Encinitas sheriff captain

RANCHO SANTA FE — At the start of the September RSF Board of Director’s meeting, acting manager, Ivan Holler reminded all to speak a little louder since they were audio recording it.

The decision to audio record meetings and upload the audio files onto the Association’s website claimed a unanimous vote last month.

Prior to presenting her report, RSF board president, Ann Boon said staff had been extremely busy in the last few weeks on a lot of big projects they have underway.

She then turned the next portion of the meeting over to Holler.

He began with an update on properties which were sold in the area combined with new registered voters.

“You may recall back through the end of June, we had 32 newly registered voters and 61 properties that were sold,” Holler said.

The new numbers tallied for the end of August are 80 properties sold since the first of the year and 42 registered voters.

Holler wanted to reiterate and confirm to the board that the Association is indeed sending out reminder letters to new residents after they have received their welcome letter for a span of time.

If the Association doesn’t hear back from new residents, the effort of the follow-up letter is to trigger voter registration.

Board member, Philip Wilkinson, wondered why they couldn’t receive 80 voter registrations from the 80 new residents. He asked Holler if any of the residents were “out of state.”

“A lot of them are from out of state,” Holler confirmed. “We are reaching out to them on two distinct occasions and actually personalize the letters that we send to them.”

The Association is working hard to make voter registration strides.

For the second part of his update, Holler turned the floor over to Sheriff Cpt. Theresa Adams-Hydar of the Encinitas Command.

Adams-Hydar explained to everyone that the Encinitas command covers Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and unincorporated areas such as Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.

“And now, we have 4S Ranch,” she said. “It’s a big chunk of property and a lot of people.”

Adams-Hydar said that their command post also includes the rail unit stretching from Orange County to Union Station, and then out to Escondido.

After introducing her lieutenants, she told the board that they started working together as a team back in April.

Adams-Hydar went on to say that they kicked-off with a bang beginning with the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Races, and the summer season.

With that said, she was there to fill the void of not getting to know the Association sooner.

“We wanted to introduce ourselves, give out cards, and shake hands,” she said, noting how they were there to answer questions and address concerns.

She also wanted the Association to know their command post works in partnership with the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol.

“We are at your beckon call,” Adams-Hydar said.