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Press Release: Circulate San Diego Housing Recommendations in Mayor Faulconer’s State of the City Speech
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Media Contact: Colin Parent
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Circulate San Diego Housing Recommendations in Mayor Faulconer’s State of the City Speech
SAN DIEGO (January 12, 2018) – During last night’s State of the City speech, Mayor Kevin Faulconer laid out a bold housing agenda that adopted a number of recommendations from Circulate San Diego.
In January 2017, Circulate San Diego released a report titled “Transit Oriented Development.” In that report, we outlined a variety of city-wide policies that could be adopted to promote the location of more market-rate and affordable homes near San Diego’s transit infrastructure.
“Circulate San Diego is a strong supporter of Kevin Faulconer’s continuing efforts to make San Diego more affordable,” said Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel of Circulate San Diego. “We are glad that our research and advocacy is helping to inform the policy goals of our region’s largest city.”Read more
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78-Year-Old Killed On Dangerous Corridor
SAN DIEGO (January 9, 2018) – A 78-year-old woman has died after being struck by a car on the 3200 block of University Avenue, one of the most dangerous corridors in the City of San Diego. At approximately 8:30 PM on Saturday, a teenage driver hit the woman who was crossing the street midblock in North Park.Read more
Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the California State Transportation Agency supporting the “Ride Between the Lines: Enhancing Access to Transit in San Diego” grant application submitted by the San Diego Association of Governments.
The proposed project would implement improvements at 23 bus stops, including improved bicycle facilities and the introduction of transit islands to the San Diego region along Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and University Avenue – two corridors in the San Diego region with high transit frequency, transit ridership, and pedestrian volumes.
Read the entire letter here [PDF].
Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to City of San Diego Councilmembers recommending transportation projects to be included in their Budget Priority Memoranda for FY 2019. These projects, if funded, will save lives and help the City reach its Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero goals by making walking, biking, and transit safer, more affordable, and more convenient for San Diegans.
Read the letter here [PDF].
At Circulate San Diego, we believe that everyone should be able to afford to live and work in our community. That’s why we advocate for more home production, and for affordable homes.
Last year we championed a bonus program at the City of San Diego to encourage more developers to include deed-restricted affordable homes, in exchange for allowing the construction of more market-rate homes. The policy was adopted, and we published research a few months ago showing that it’s working.Read more