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Stepping Stone CEO elected to City Heights Area Planning Committee

SAN DIEGO – John DeMiranda, president and CEO of Stepping Stone of San Diego, was elected to the City Heights Area Planning Committee (CHAPC) at a meeting Monday night.

DeMiranda, who has been at the helm of Stepping Stone since 2008, recently moved to the City Heights neighborhood, which is also home to the organization’s residential treatment facility and administrative offices.

Receiving a graduate degree from Harvard University, DeMiranda has worked in the alcohol and drug problems field for more than 34 years and is in long term recovery.

CHAPC is a community planning group that works with developers and the City of San Diego’s planning staff to give City Heights residents a voice in land use decisions in the area.

Stepping Stone has operated its programs on Central Avenue in City Heights for over 30 years.

The property was first rented in 1979 and consisted of 33 beds in five individual one- and two-bedroom houses and was dubbed "Stepping Stone Central."

Ground broke in 1999 to build Stepping Stone's current state-of-the-art residential facility in the same location, which opened in 2001.

CHAPC meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Metro Career Center in City Heights.

For more information about the group, email chapc.chairman@yahoo.com.

For more information about Stepping Stone, click HERE.