All posts tagged: Community Planning Groups

Notes from March’s Meeting – Political Climate

Club President Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at our regular start time of 4:00pm. Welcome and Introduction of Elected Officials and Candidates Susan welcomed and introduced guests: Bryan Peace and Kath Rogers. She thanked everyone that brought snacks. She recognized and thanked new club members: Nathan Fletcher, Shana Hazen, Andrew Ishee, and Jimmy Tabb. She also recognized Chris Ward, candidate for San Diego City Council District 3 in 2016. Old Business Liability Insurance Update. It was moved and seconded a motion to authorize the purchase of general liability insurance from the California Democratic Party. The viewing party of Cowspiracy had a good turnout and it was noted that San Diego 350 and Clairemont Clubs were great to collaborate with on this event. The club will have 2 or 3 tables at the San Diego County Democratic Party annual Roosevelt Dinner. Please let John know if you are going and your preferred seating arrangements. Program: Political Climate Climate Action Campaign Kath Rogers and Brian Elliot presented civic engagement and background information on the Climate Action Campaign. Their mission is to …

One Paseo Petition Drive is Paramount to the Future of our City

I am writing as a private citizen, as an active cheerleader of our City’s community planning process and neighborhood voices, and informed by my role as chair of the San Diego Community Planners Committee.  This is about One Paseo and what the recent City Council approval means for our neighborhoods. One Paseo is a private development located in Carmel Valley just east of Interstate 5. The 23 acres of land was purchased with zoning for 500,000 square feet of office but the developer sought instead approval of 2,000,000 square foot mixed use of residential, retail, and office—4 times what was allowed. The developer subsequently trimmed the request to 1,400,000 square feet. For context, University Town Center is approximately the same building square footage but spread out over 100 acres. The Carmel Valley Planning Board, a volunteer group recognized by the City of San Diego as the voice for the community, held numerous public meetings on the project and listened to hours and hours of testimony by the developer and the public. In the end, the …