Letter: Bus and Trolley Transfers in the Regional Transit Fare Study Update

Circulate San Diego sent a letter urging the SANDAG and MTS Boards of Directors to revise the proposed fare changes in the Regional Transit Fare Study Update to include free or discounted bus transfers and reinstate free transfers for the Trolley.

Read the letter [PDF].


We did it!

Yesterday the board of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) voted to adopt all our recommendations to transform empty parking lots into affordable homes.

This is a major win for our transit system, and for addressing our region’s housing affordability crisis.

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Letter: 2019 Regional Plan Network Concepts

Today we submitted a letter to the SANDAG Board of Directors encouraging them to consider requesting transit projects be advanced beyond what is currently proposed in the Shared Mobility concept released as a part of the development of the 2019 Regional Plan. We also encourage planning for the Purple Line be incorporated into the future transportation network scenario. 

Read the full letter [PDF].


Press and Photo Release: MTS Updates Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes, A Major Victory for Housing and Transit Advocates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 11, 2018

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: MTS Updates Policy to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes, A Major Victory for Housing and Transit Advocates

Today the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board voted unanimously to accept recommendations from Circulate San Diego and to reform its policies to allow empty parking lots to be transformed into affordable homes.   

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Media Advisory: MTS To Vote on Big Win To Turn Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: MTS To Vote on Big Win To Turn Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes

Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Urge MTS Board to Support Policy

Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with affordable housing advocates on Thursday morning to call on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to vote to update their joint development policy, allowing their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.

MTS Chair Georgette Gomez championed this major victory by incorporating Circulate’s recommendations into the final proposal being considered for adoption by the MTS Board on October 11th.

When: Thursday, October 11, 8:15 AM

Where: 12th and Imperial Station Plaza, 1255 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Who:

  • Colin Parent, Circulate San Diego
  • Mary Lydon, Housing You Matters
  • Stephen Russell, San Diego Housing Federation
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Letter: Reforming San Diego’s Parking Code

Circulate San Diego drafted proposed amendments to the City of San Diego's parking code and shared it with the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee in a letter today. The amendments that are needed to fulfill the City’s goals are not complicated and should be brought forward immediately. If the Mayor’s administration is not able to take action to draft these amendments, they should be moved forward by action of the City Council.

Read the letter and parking code amendments [PDF]


Circulate San Diego’s Voting Guide

This year, Circulate San Diego offers a ballot guide to let voters know how to increase mobility choices in San Diego and create vibrant, healthy neighborhoods at the ballot box. Take a look at our infographic and vote on November 6th!


Letter: Recommendations for Reforming Inclusionary Housing Policy

Circulate San Diego has written a letter with recommendations for reforming the City of San Diego's inclusionary housing policy. Circulate is a longstanding supporter of expanding the supply of both market-rate and deed-restricted affordable homes. We believe that policy should promote the construction of both types of homes, in a manner that does not unreasonably burden the other.

Read the letter here [PDF].




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