All posts tagged: Barrio Logan

Notes From March’s Meeting on the Barrio Logan Community Plan

Club President Susan Peinado welcomed and introduced Dallin Young from the California Democratic Party and representative from the Campaign to Re-Elect Congressman Scott Peters. He requested volunteer canvassers every weekend until the election in June. You can contact Dallin at d.young@cadem.org Susan welcomed and introduced Carla Keehn, candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge Number 20. She provided a brief overview of her background and campaign (carlakeehnforjudge.com). Carla Keehn was endorsed by the club, unanimously. Susan welcomed and introduced Sarah Boot. She thanked everyone that attended the Point Loma Meet and Greet at Ruth Rollins house. She also announced that she received the endorsement of many national women’s groups. Ms. Boot asked for volunteers and encouraged people to attend the OB Town Council debate on Wednesday night. Susan welcomed and introduced Michelle Hagan, candidate for Superior Court Judge Number 25. She directed the audience to her website http://www.haganforjudge.com. Michelle Hagan was endorsed by the club, unanimously. Susan welcomed and introduced Dr. Mike McQuary, candidate for San Diego School District C (Coastal). He will be visiting each …

Mar 23 – Monthly Meeting – Barrio Logan: Community or Industry, Who Decides In Our Democracy?

This month’s main program is about the Barrio Logan Community Plan, which will be on the ballot this June (mail ballots will arrive at the start of May). Many years of discussion came to a head last year just before the Mayoral special election. David Alvarez had been closely involved as the representative for the district, and as a first-hand sufferer of pollution generated in the area. Kevin Faulconer sided against the rule of representative democracy and with the lobbying power of big business who collected signatures (possibly illegally) to place an overturn of the plan’s adoption on this summer’s ballot. The issue was used (and abused) in Mayoral campaign literature, local reports discredited the actions of ballot signature gatherers, and the UNION-t predictably sided against people and with corporations (while blaming Democrats). There are always (at least) two sides to every story (see this Voice of San Diego article by Andrew Keats) so we were delighted when the club was contacted by Cynthia Ibarra of the lobbying group Protect Our Jobs Coalition, to present the …