Circulator 4/5/2019

Check out this week's featured stories:

1. KPBS reports that our advocacy is making an impact

2. Volunteers Needed for People Protected Bike Lane and Community  Bike Ride in North Park

3. Circulate Releases Memo on Legal Concerns with Community Planning Group Structure

4. Walk to Work Day a Success!

KPBS reports that our advocacy is making an impact

Last week KPBS reported that our campaign to transform empty transit station parking lots into affordable homes was having an impact.

Push For Affordable Housing On MTS Land Showing Results

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

By Andrew Bowen

MTS officials recently authorized negotiations with a development team seeking to build affordable housing on an underutilized trolley station parking lot. If approved, the proposal would more than triple the number of middle-income homes approved in San Diego since 2010.

Our organization focuses on winnable campaigns to improve affordability and mobility in San Diego. We are powered by supporters like you, who want to see an improved quality of life for all San Diegans. Please consider joining Circulate as a member today!

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Volunteers Needed for People Protected Bike Lane and Community  Bike Ride in North Park

Come and join bike advocates in North Park who support protected bike infrastructure along the 30th Street corridor.  

Volunteers will meet at Bird Park and then ride up to 30th Street, where they will form a people protected bike lane to demonstrate how protected bike lanes improve street safety.

This event is open to anyone of any age and ability who wants to show support for safer streets.

KPBS recently profiled the campaign to redesign 30th Streets with cycle tracks. To read the article, click here.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, contact Skii Fleeton of the San Diego County Bike Coalition at skii@sdbikecoalition.org

WHEN:  Saturday, April 13th

MEETING POINT: Bird Park - Corner of 28th St & Upas St, North Park, CA 92104

TIME: 10 AM


Circulate Releases Memo on Legal Concerns with Community Planning Group Structure

This week Circulate San Diego released a memorandum detailing legal concerns with the structure of the City of San Diego’s Community Planning Groups, co-authored by Colin Parent and Circulate Policy Committee member and attorney Matthew Stucky. An op-ed was also published in the Voice of San Diego discussing these concerns.

Community Planning Groups provide a vital channel for the City of San Diego to receive public input about transportation and land use policy. As Circulate San Diego demonstrated from our report “Democracy in Planning,” elections and governance of CPGs do not meet the standards we ordinarily expect for fairness and access to governmental decision-making.

This week’s memorandum specifies legal concerns regarding compliance with the San Diego City Charter and the application of the California Political Reform Act to CPGs. Read the full memo here.


Walk to Work Day a Success!

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and participated in Walk to Work Day today! Over 50 people stopped by our pit stop in downtown! A special thank you to the Irvine Company for allowing us to host our event at Wells Fargo Plaza and Jimbo’s and Starbucks for donating organic fruit and coffee!


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