Bob Ilko is 48, drives a maroon Ford pickup, and has a license plate holder that reads: Country Living, Scripps Ranch. He’s lived in the bedroom community for two decades and he loves it.
“It’s probably the best place to live, work and play,” he says. “It’s a place where volunteerism is our No. 1 priority.”
Living proof: Ilko is the president of the Scripps Ranch Community Association, a volunteer group for the neighborhood that’s east of Mira Mesa and part of San Diego’s fifth City Council district. I’m embedded in the district this week, reporting on the issues and concerns its residents have leading up to the June City Council election.