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Stanford appointed to Rainbow CPG

Dennis Stanford was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Rainbow Community Planning Group board.

The San Diego Board of Supervisors voted to confirm Stanford’s appointment on Feb. 9. He will fill the seat previously held by Art Demming, who stepped down from the planning group in November, and whose term will expire on Jan. 7, 2013.

“I live in Rainbow and I was obviously anxious to contribute to the future of Rainbow and lend my knowledge and expertise to the group,” Stanford said. “Hopefully we can arrive at some sound and logical decisions.”

Stanford moved to Rainbow from San Juan Capistrano three years ago. “We got tired of the rat race in Orange County,” said Stanford. “Came out here to spend a weekend and fell in love with Rainbow.”

Stanford now lives on Via Ladera Road in Rainbow Heights. He operates a financial services business and also has a home sales business.

In addition to his professional financial and real estate expertise, Stanford has also served on homeowners’ organizations and neighborhood groups both in Orange County and in Denver, where he lived before moving to California. When he was in Denver he also served on an advisory committee that made recommendations on fire code and building code matters.

Stanford was raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York, so he also has experience with another rural town. “I want to try to, if I can, help keep Rainbow rural,” he said. “That’s probably an uphill battle, but I’d like to assist in that any way I can.”

After the vacancy was announced at the Rainbow Community Planning Group meeting, Stanford applied to fill the seat. “I was kind of interested as to what’s taking place in Rainbow,” he said.

Stanford noted that activities outside or on the outskirts of Rainbow including the Rosemary’s Mountain quarry, the proposed high-speed railroad, and the motocross track, affect the quality of life in Rainbow. “I thought I would get involved and see what kind of expertise I could lend,” he said.

Stanford and his wife also raised four sons, who are now grown and grew up in Colorado and Orange County.

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