Letter: Recommendations for Local Governments Regulating Dockless Mobility

Circulate San Diego has written a letter that outlines our recommendations for any local jurisdiction considering regulating dockless mobility. This letter reflects our strong belief that dockless technology should be embraced and can support our longstanding goal to provide more transportation choices. Circulate supports thoughtful regulations that encourage the availability and use of dockless vehicles. 

Read the letter here [PDF].


Letter: SB 1072 (Support)

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter urging Governor Brown to support SB 1072 (Leyva). SB 1072 seeks to establish regional climate collaboratives, as well as technical assistance policies, to enhance local capacity of urban and rural community groups, businesses and cities to apply, compete, and be awarded climate funding.

Read the letter here [PDF]. 


Letter: Staff Proposals to Revise MTS Board Policy 18

Circulate San Diego wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Transit System reiterating recommendations from "Real Opportunity," Circulate's major report outlining how MTS can transform empty parking lots into affordable homes and specifically addressing staff's proposals for revising MTS Board Policy 18.

Read the letter [PDF].


Comment Letter: Airport Development Plan DEIR

Today, Circulate San Diego submitted a comment letter on the San Diego International Airport Development Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report. We recommend that the EIR be re-circulated after including additional transportation alternatives to reduce traffic and improve transit connections. The Airport should work collaboratively with relevant public agencies like MTS, SANDAG, the Port of San Diego, and the City of San Diego to improve transportation connections and optimize public transit, including a rail connection, to the Airport.

Read our letter here [PDF].


Letter: Support for Phase II Preliminary Design for Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project

Circulate San Diego sent a letter of support to the City of Solana Beach for the roundabout option, as part of the Phase II preliminary design for Lomas Santa Fe Corridor Improvement Project. This option would provide greater traffic-calming changes, resulting in safer conditions for community members to walk or bike on this major east-west corridor in Solana Beach.

Read the letter of support [PDF].


Letter: June 2018 Draft Interim Guidance: Determining CEQA significance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Projects on the State Highway System

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter to Caltrans in support of adopting guidance on determining CEQA significance for greenhouse gas emissions for projects on the state highway system. The letter recommends that Caltrans adopt guidance to analyze induced travel demand, proactively publicize and invite public participation in creation of guidance documents, and align the threshold of significance with California's existing climate policy by replacing the proposed threshold with "net zero increase in VMT." 

Read the letter [PDF].


Letter: Comments on the 15-Day Revisions to the State CEQA Guidelines on the Evaluation of Transportation Impacts

Circulate San Diego signed on to a letter with recommendations for the 15-day revisions to the CEQA guidelines for evaluation of transportation impacts. We support the expedient completion of these guidelines so Californians can enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, healthier and safe environment. The revisions have the potential to transform the planning processes and development decisions that will help create safe, healthy, walkable and equitable neighborhoods for people of all ages, incomes and abilities.

Read the letter [PDF].


Letter: Assembly Bill 2923 (Chiu and Grayson) - Support

Circulate San Diego sent a letter of support to Assemblymembers Chiu and Grayson for AB 2923. The bill would require the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board to establish transit-oriented development standards for BART-owned land within a half-mile of stations (primarily surface parking lots). This bill is an important step toward ensuring that key transit-oriented sites are developed to their full potential, which Circulate is advocating for with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

Read the full letter of support [PDF].


Letter: Senate Bill 828 (Wiener) - Support

Circulate San Diego sent a letter of support to California Senator Scott Wiener for a bill he authored, SB 828. The bill would require city and county governments to properly plan for housing needs as set forth by the Department of Housing and Community Development in their Regional Housing Needs Assessment Determination.

Read the letter of support [PDF].


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].



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