The records of the Valle de Oro Planning Association include meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, planning and environmental
impact documents, reports and maps.
The Valle de Oro Planning Association was established to provide recommendations for the development and management of the
30 square mile of land south of El Cajon and east of La Mesa and San Diego that were unincorporated at the point of the Board
of Supervisors Policy I-1 in 1967.
The first community meeting was held on November 3, 1971. On June 14, 1972 the group received official authorization as a
Planning Program from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Between August 30, 1973 and March 8, 1975, the County suspended
all staff involvement in Community Planning Programs, although some activities continued on the local level.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established the Valle de Oro Citizens’ Executive Committee at the Regular Meeting
on July 9, 1975 for the development and planning of the Valle de Oro area. The chairman was C. David Herring. Goals and objectives
for the Citizens’ Executive Committee were accepted in January 1976. Planning accelerated through the late 1970s into the
1980s, and continued in regional sections afterwards.