Letter: Curbside Permits to Help Businesses Creatively Use Parking and the Public Right of Way

Circulate supports the creation of a Curbside Permit to allow for the creative use of parking and the public right of way to operate outside and adhere to public safety guidelines.

We submitted a letter to County elected officials with recommendations for the development of a permit and the creation of design guidelines for easy implementation of Curbside Permits.

Read the full letter [PDF] and download our Design Guidelines Graphic Example [PDF], which is also below.


Letter: Curbside San Diego: A Pilot Program for Creative and Flexible Use of Public Right-of- Way, Helping Businesses During Downtown’s Economic Recovery

Circulate sign onto a letter from the Downtown San Diego Partnership in support of the creation of a curbside permit to allow for business and public use outdoors. Allowing restaurants, retail, live performances, and other uses will be an important part of San Diego's economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Read the letter here [PDF].


Letter: Recommendations for FY 2021 Budget

Circulate submitted a letter with revised recommendations for the FY 2021 budget, following the COVID-19 crisis and the May Revise.

Read the full letter here [PDF].


MEDIA ADVISORY - Remote viewing for AB 2345 hearing, to extend San Diego’s housing bonus program state-wide

MEDIA ADVISORY  – May 20, 2020

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel

619-567-6856 | cparent@circulatesd.org

Remote viewing for AB 2345 hearing, to extend San Diego’s housing bonus program state-wide

On May 20th, the California State Assembly will hold its first hearing on Assembly Bill 2345 from Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, which would extend the City of San Diego’s successful enhancements to California’s housing bonus law state-wide.

When: Wednesday, May 20, 11:00 am

Where: View the hearing remotely at https://ahcd.assembly.ca.gov/hearings.

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Press Release - Circulate San Diego publishes “Good Bargain” report on the success of the City of San Diego’s housing bonus program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 19, 2020

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
619-567-6856 | cparent@circulatesd.org

Circulate San Diego publishes “Good Bargain” report on the success of the City of San Diego’s housing bonus program

Today, Circulate San Diego released a new report titled “Good Bargain,” that details the success of the City of San Diego’s innovative Affordable Homes Bonus Program (AHBP) to produce more affordable and market-rate homes.

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Letter: Essential Workers at MTS Deserve Essential Pay

Circulate signed onto a letter with IBEW Local 456 and ATU Local 1309 in support hazard pay for essential transit workers. The letter requests awarding a 10% Essential Worker Differential to employees represented by ATU and IBEW.

Read the letter here [PDF].


Sign-On Letter: Housing Production Legislation

Circulate San Diego signed onto a letter from a coalition of organizations urging the California legislature to bring forward major housing production legislation in the current legislative session. The letter includes several recommendations for housing issues to address in legislation this year.

Read the full letter here [PDF].



How Slow Streets Became a Reality – And What We’re Doing Next

Last week, I stood with Mayor Kevin Faulconer as he announced the launch of San Diego’s slow streets pilot program. This followed weeks of coalition building, developing recommendations, and advocacy to support essential travel for all modes of transportation.

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Press Release: Drive, Bike, and Walk Safely During National Bicycle Safety Month

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           
May 1, 2020

Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director
(858) 442-7374 | cparent@circulatesd.org 

Drive, Bike, and Walk Safely During National Bicycle Safety Month

Circulate San Diego encourages everyone to “go safely” on new “slow streets,” and all streets, during National Bicycle Safety Month

San Diego, Calif. — May is Bicycle Safety Month and Circulate San Diego is encouraging people walking, driving, or riding their bikes to look out for one another while practicing social distancing measures.

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