Letter: SB-1120-Support if Amended

Today Circulate submitted a Support If Amended letter regarding SB-1120. We propose specific amendments that will expand accessibility to the benefits of SB-1120. 

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Our campaign to reform community planning takes a big step forward.

Last week the City of San Diego released a survey of members of community planning groups. The survey quantified what many had observed anecdotally, that community planning groups are older, wealthier, and whiter that the communities they are tasked with representing. The survey was reported by the Voice of San Diego.

This survey provides clear and unambiguous evidence that San Diego’s system of community planning excludes many voices, and must be reformed if it is to continue.

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Letter: Recommendations for AHSC Round 6 Guidelines

Circulate submitted recommendations for the Strategic Growth Council’s (SGC) Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Round 6 guidelines. The San Diego region received zero funding from the California SGC’s AHSC grant for Round 5, and we feel the SGC board should revisit scoring criteria to ensure a regional balance in funding for projects throughout California during AHSC Round 6.

Read the full letter here [PDF].



Virtual Press Conference to Release “Equity and Climate for Homes,” New Report and Maps on Success of San Diego’s Housing Bonus Program

MEDIA ADVISORY  – July 14, 2020

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

619-567-6856 | cparent@circulatesd.org

Virtual Press Conference to Release “Equity and Climate for Homes,” New Report and Maps on Success of San Diego’s Housing Bonus Program

On July 15th, nonprofit think tank Circulate San Diego will host a virtual press conference to release “Equity and Climate for Homes,” a geographic analysis of the Affordable Homes Bonus Program, the City of San Diego’s innovative policy to produce more affordable and market-rate homes. Note, this press conference has been rescheduled to this date (7/15) from an earlier date that had to be postponed.

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Letter: Support to Place Homes for San Diegans on the November Ballot

Circulate San Diego submitted a letter in support of the City Council placing the Homes for San Diegans bond measure on the November ballot. This proposed $900 million affordable housing bond will enable the development of much-needed affordable housing units and will foster the goal of creating equitable housing policies in San Diego. 

Read the full letter here [PDF].


Letter: Recommendations for Updating Shared Mobility Device Regulations

Circulate submitted a letter with recommendations for how to update San Diego's Shared Mobility Device (SMD) Regulations. SMDs such as scooters or bicycles continue to provide transportation options for San Diegans to get around conveniently.  Our recommended updates to the regulations are meant to ensure their viability long-term, so that San Diegans can continue to benefit from expanded mobility options.

Read the full letter here [PDF].



Farewell Interview: Connor Rey Franklin

Our intern, Connor Rey Franklin, is moving on to great things! We conducted an exit interview with him to share his experience with us and to celebrate his journey forward.

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Letter: Geographic Fairness in AHSC Grant Scoring

Circulate submitted a letter to the Strategic Growth Council regarding the staff recommendation for the San Diego region to receive zero funding from the California Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities grant for Round 5. This follows Circulate's report released earlier this year with recommendations for how San Diego can receive its fair share of Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities funding.

Read the letter here [PDF]



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