Intern Spotlight: Alexis Ledlow

Circulate's new legal intern, Alexis Ledlow has joined us for the summer. We're really excited to have her. Read her intro/spotlight to learn more about her.

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Press Release: Hit and Run Injures Man in Crosswalk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Media Contact:
Maya Rosas
Cell: 310-804-5256
mrosas@circulatesd.org

Hit and Run Injures Man in Crosswalk

SAN DIEGO (May 30, 2018) – A 51-year-old man crossing 47th Street in a crosswalks in the Chollas View neighborhood was struck in a hit and run last night.  At 8:04 P.M, the driver hit the man, in the illuminated crosswalk at Hartley Street, according to the San Diego Police Department’s Watch Commander’s Log.

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Press Release: San Diego Pushes Back on Boardwalk Scooter Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact:

Maya Rosas

Cell: 310-804-5256

mrosas@circulatesd.org

San Diego Pushes Back on Boardwalk Scooter Ban

SAN DIEGO (May 22, 2018) – This afternoon, the San Diego City Council refused to pass a temporary ban on motorized scooters on the Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla Shores Boardwalks. Since the introduction of dockless bike and scooter share earlier this year, San Diegans have begun to use active transportation more than ever before. Circulate San Diego supports the use of dockless bike and scooter share as a form of transportation and spoke at City Council in opposition to the proposed ban.

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Letter: Draft Middle Income Bonus Regulations – SGLU Hearing, May 21, 2018

Circulate wrote a letter in support of the proposed Middle Income Bonus Program, which was heard at the Smart Growth and Land Use Committee on May 21st. Circulate’s advocacy shaped the current proposal to make it more compatible with the existing and successful affordable homes bonus program. Circulate recommends changes to the draft, to ensure the program advances the cause of affordability for all income levels.

Read the letter of support [PDF].



Jana Schwartz Intro Spotlight

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Circulate is very excited to welcome Jana Schwartz to our team. As is customary, we asked her to answer a few questions so that our members and supporters could get to know her. Read below to see what she had to say!

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News Roundup: MTS Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

Yesterday, Circulate San Diego convened a press conference with a coalition of housing advocates at the Metropolitan Transit System headquarters. We were there to call on the transit agency to transform its empty parking lots into affordable homes.

Our effort is a continuation of a campaign we launched in April with the publication of our latest report “Real Opportunity.” That document identified that MTS has at least 57 acres of available property, which could support up to 8,000 new homes. 

The press conference generated a lot of coverage. Circulate has established credibility with local journalists who recognize that our policy recommendations are thoroughly researched, and help drive change in the region. We were covered by ABC 10, CBS 8, KPBS, Fox 5, KUSI, the Times of San Diego, and more. Our board chair also published an op-ed on the subject in the Voice of San Diego.

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Watch the CBS 8 coverage of our press conference.

At our press conference we were joined by housing advocates, developers, construction workers, and REALTORS. Afterwards, our coalition provided testimony to the MTS board. We presented our report, and called on the board to take action to reform the agency’s real estate policies. The new MTS Board Chair Georgette Gomez offered positive comments, and let the public know that she is working with staff to bring forward updates to the agency’s policies.

While signs are positive, we are not resting on our laurels. Public agencies move slow, and often only with ongoing attention. Circulate San Diego will continue to keep this issue in the spotlight, and work with MTS staff and the elected officials on their board to ensure these changes are made a reality.

We can only keep up our fight for affordable homes and access to transit with your support.

Will you make a contribution to Circulate San Diego today to sustain our work?

Thank you for your continuing support for Circulate San Diego. We appreciate it.

Sincerely,

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Colin Parent
Executive Director and General Counsel
Circulate San Diego

PS: If your company or organization wants to become a corporate member, please visit our Corporate Membership page.


Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 10, 2018

Contact: Colin Parent

(858) 442-7374

cparent@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots into Affordable Homes

Land use and Transportation think tank Circulate San Diego today was joined by affordable housing advocates to call on the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board to allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into homes. Advocates hosted a press conference in front of the MTS offices prior to providing testimony at this morning’s MTS board meeting during public comment.

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Media Advisory: Circulate San Diego and Advocates Recommend MTS Develop Empty Lots Into Affordable Homes

MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Colin Parent
(858) 442-7374
cparent@circulatesd.org

Press Conference: Circulate San Diego and Housing Advocates Call on MTS to Develop Empty Parking Lots Into Affordable Homes


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  allow their under-utilized parking lots to be developed into affordable homes.

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