Talmadge Community Council (TCC)

The Talmadge Community Council (TCC) is a neighborhood open forum for residents and property owners in San Diego’s Talmadge community. The TCC Chair facilitates a bi-monthly meeting consisting of reports from relevant City of San Diego officials, Talmadge organizations [Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD), Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG), Talmadge Patrol, and Neighborhood Watch], and agenda items raised by Talmadge residents. TCC is Talmadge’s “Live Newsletter” where attendees become efficiently and effectively informed on what is happening in and around the neighborhood.

Talmadge always needs volunteers, and here is where residents can learn to identify their best volunteer fit. The TCC also includes several working committees providing important service to the Talmadge community.

TCC’s current Chair is Brian Helmich. Routinely attending the bi-monthly TCC forum to hear Talmadge’s needs and concerns are: San Diego Police Department Mid City Division leadership and our SDPD Community Relations Officer, and staff representatives of the District 9 City Councilmember, and sometimes representatives of the Mayor’s Office, State Senator, and State Assemblymember to address State and local issues of interest to the Talmadge community.

TCC meets the third Tuesday of every other month  (the “odd” months—January, March, May, July, September, and November) at 6:30pm, hosted at 4704 Lorraine Drive, directly on the west side of Talmadge’s traffic circle.


The working committees of TCC include:

Action Team
Co-Chairs: Tom Barb, Ann Burnette-Troisi, and Kelly Waggonner

City Government Interfaces
9th District City Council Member Sean Elo-Rivera
City Attorney’s Office Representative Mark Robertson
SDPD Community Relations Officer Josh Cummings
Mayor’s Office Community Representative Lucero Maganda

Talmadge Fire Safe Committee (TFSC)
Chair: Ken Horsley

Talmadge Interfaces
TMAD, KTPG, Talmadge Patrol, Neighborhood Watch, Block Party

Neighbor Welcome
Chair: Kathy McClelland

Talmadge Communications 

• Talmadge Website Talmadge.org:  Angela Noble is contact at:  webmaster@talmadge.org

• Talmadge Googlegroup:  Kelly Waggonner is contact at:  googlegroup@talmadge.org

• Talmadge Nextdoor Neighborhoods:
–Nextdoor TALMADGE: Primary Lead is Robert Reed
  (Members can message Robert here on Nextdoor)
–Nextdoor Talmadge SOUTH: Primary Lead is Angela Noble
  (Members can message Angela here on Nextdoor)
–Nextdoor Talmadge WEST: Primary Lead is Ron Anderson
  (Members can message Ron here on Nextdoor)


Want to Volunteer? Want to participate in the next TCC Meeting?
If you are interested in working on a TCC committee, or if you have an item you would like placed on the meeting agenda, please contact TCC’s Chair at tccchair@talmadge.org

We invite you to attend TCC meetings to stay current and informed about issues in and around the Talmadge community!

The strength, unity, and ongoing efforts for a better Talmadge are driven by Talmadge’s leaders and volunteers across our neighborhood organizations. These organizations’ representatives routinely attend and present information at TCC meetings. There is really no better way for a new neighbor to learn about their community, for property owners/residents to stay current and connected to one another, or to exchange views with Talmadge community leaders in a casual, neighborhood setting. Community leaders bring information and feedback from TCC meetings back to their organizations, knowing that having a pulse on neighborhood opinion that is essential to effective leadership. Community participation in TCC meetings fosters discussions for essential brainstorming, coordination, problem solving, and improvements in our Talmadge neighborhood!



Programs, Projects, & Committees

City Government Interfaces

CITY CONTACTS (area code is 619 unless noted) Abandoned Vehicles                         858-495-7856 Abandoned/Unattended Personal Belongings or Waste in Public                                  858-694-7000 Animal Regulation                                     236-4250 Balboa Park Information                          239-0512 Beach & Bay Advisory                               338-2073 Bicycle License                  Call Local Bicycle Shop Birth Records                                              237-0502 Death Records                                            […]

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Neighbor Welcome Committee

New to Talmadge? If you recently moved to Talmadge, let us welcome you! The volunteers from Talmadge Neighborhood Welcome have a welcome packet and some goodies to deliver to your new home. Please contact the Welcome Chair, Kathy McClelland, at neighborwelcome@talmadge.org In your email, please include your name, address, phone, and date you moved in; […]

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Talmadge Communications

   TALMADGE WEBSITE – TALMADGE GOOGLEGROUP – TALMADGE NEXTDOORS! We are privileged in Talmadge to have a trifecta of online communication platforms to support our Talmadge organizations in doing their neighborhood work and to keep our neighborhood connected, informed, fun, and always improving. IMPORTANT to NOTE: The Talmadge Website hosts our Talmadge Organizations and showcases […]

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Talmadge Fire Safety Committee

Talmadge Fire Safety Committee (TFSC) is a volunteer organization established to promote fire safety for all residents of Talmadge. The primary function of TFSC is to provide information to assist residents with fire safety awareness. TFSC is not an enforcement entity. Contact: firesafe@talmadge.org 1985 Normal Heights Fire Approximately 2 miles west of Talmadge, a fire […]

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TCC Action Team

The Talmadge Community Council’s Action Team was created to address ad hoc and sometimes complex issues that arise unexpectedly, but also ongoing issues which need specific focused volunteer action. The team works proactively to immediately build community support for a particular plan of action that addresses the issue at hand. The liaisons for the Action […]

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Special Projects of Interest

Proposed SANDAG Monroe bikeway

Click here to view SANDAG’s presentation given to the TCC meeting on July 18, 2017.

Click here to view SANDAG’s presentation given to the Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group meeting on July 11, 2018.

Click here to view September 2018 TCC meeting slides; Monroe Bikeway Update begins on slide 15.


Talmadge Traffic Survey

A traffic study was done by the City of San Diego in February 2016. It covered northbound and southbound traffic on Adams Avenue, Euclid Avenue and 49th Street. The posted speed limit on those streets is 25 MPH. The study showed that all average speeds were above the 25 MPH speed limit. For details and locations of the devices from where the data was captured, please click here.


El Cajon Blvd Mobility Study

There is a mobility study (Nov 2016) for El Cajon Boulevard being done by the City of San Diego. All details can be found on the Kensington Talmadge Planning Group site at ktpg.org The current meeting announcement and other presentations are in the documents section under the Transportation category.


Talmadge.org Website Relaunched!
contributed by Robin Behm, Talmadge Communications Chair

Flashback 5 years ago to Spring 2012 and Talmadge Communication’s first launch of a Talmadge website which finally hosted all of Talmadge’s organizations at one online location. It provided our first Talmadge Calendar, featured photos of  our beloved streets, streetlights, canyons, historic gates, and promoted Talmadge publicly as a Great Place to Live! The website, […]

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