Letter: Recommendations for Win-Win-Win Approaches to Housing Affordability in the City of San Diego
Circulate San Diego prepared a letter for Councilmember Scott Sherman, urging him and other city leaders to heed recommendations on how to improve housing policy for the City of San Diego.
In order to advance three interconnected goals of economic development, affordability, and environmental sustainability, Circulate San Diego suggests that new policy meet three criteria: 1) new land use reforms should be made city-wide, not in limited geographic areas; 2) new subsidies for deed-restricted affordable homes should not add more costs to market rate development; and 3) new incentives for market rate development should not undermine existing policies to promote affordability.
Download the full PDF version of the letter here: [PDF]
Circulate San Diego submitted comments in response to the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2019 Regional Plan issued by SANDAG on November 14, 2016. Our comments included two core points:
(1) The EIR must contain one or more transit-friendly reasonable alternatives that are financially constrained and do not require an amendment of the 2004 TransNet Ordinance.
(2) The EIR should analyze the extent to which the Regional Plan does or does not meet the mode-share goals for local jurisdictions with Climate Action Plans.
The field of Safe Routes to School planning has enjoyed a certain predictable workflow over the last several years- planners and engineers meet with parents and school staff, document deficiencies through field review, and propose solutions. While each school is different, the approach has varied very little.
Recent innovations in both mobile data collection and analysis, however, have made the process more data-driven and cost-effective.Read more
Circulate San Diego submitted a letter to the City outlining projects we want to see included in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget to ensure the goals of the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero initiative are achieved. The letter was submitted in partnership with the organizations Climate Action Campaign, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, and BikeSD.
The undersigned organizations are submitting this request asking you to continue support for implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero, specifically as these policy initiatives relate to the FY 2018 budget. We appreciate your ongoing support for making San Diego a sustainable, safe city to live in for all residents. The projects and requested funds outlined below will help keep the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero initiatives strong.
Read full letter [PDF].
In response to the final design concepts outlined in the Complete Boulevard Planning Study, Circulate San Diego lauds many of the proposed infrastructure improvements making walking safer along the El Cajon Street corridor. However, the improvements included in the final design concept fail to account for bicycling facilities. As such, we believe Alternatives 8b and 6 are better at allowing for bicycling facilities and maintaining desired elements for all modes including on-street parking, a connected facility for bicyclists, and safer crossings for pedestrians.
For Circulate San Diego's complete response, you can download our letter here: [PDF]
Press Release: Circulate San Diego Publishes Report on Transit Oriented Development in the City of San Diego
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - January 9, 2017
Circulate San Diego Publishes Report on Transit Oriented Development in the City of San Diego
Transportation and land use think tank Circulate San Diego published a report today on how the City of San Diego can better facilitate transit oriented development (TOD).
Circulate San Diego’s report titled “Transit Oriented Development” outlines a variety of policies the City of San Diego can implement through city-wide municipal code updates. To promote more TOD, the report details proposals covering a variety of policies, from reform of parking requirements, updates to traffic models, and implementation of the City of San Diego’s groundbreaking update to the Affordable Homes Bonus Program.
Circulate San Diego released a report today on how the City of San Diego can better implement transit oriented development (“TOD”). TOD benefits housing affordability, economic development, and the climate. However, a variety of barriers exist to prevent TOD in San Diego.
This report recommends a variety of specific, detailed, and actionable policy reforms that can be adopted city-wide to implement TOD. The full report can be viewed online at http://www.circulatesd.org/todreport.Read more
The staff at Circulate San Diego would like to wish all of you and your families a very happy holiday season. We are grateful for all you support in making 2016 a successful year and are looking forward to working with you to improve sustainable mobility in 2017.Read more