Letter: Recommendations to Improve the Climate Action Plan Community Plan Update Evaluation Checklist

Circulate San Diego issued a letter to the Director of Planning at the City of San Diego with recommendations to improve the Climate Action Plan Community (CAP) Plan Update Evaluation Checklist. This checklist is an important tool to evaluate the effectiveness of community plan updates to meet the goals for the CAP. We believe that a properly formulated checklist will make it easier for community plans to implement the Climate Action Plan. 

To read the letter, download the PDF version here: [PDF]


Policy Letter: AB 2763 - Request for Signature

Circulate San Diego joined with a number of organizations and companies from around California to support and call for Governor Brown to sign AB 2763 which clarifies that drivers can use leased or rented vehicles while driving with a Transportation Network Company (TNC). 

Please join us in support of AB 2763.

Read the entire letter [PDF]

Read the Floor Alert [PDF]


Report: A Place for Placemaking in San Diego

Pages_from_creative_placemaking_FINAL.small.jpgBoth in San Diego and around the country, there are signs that leveraging the power of arts and culture into traditional planning processes can improve neighborhoods while better serving community interests. This convergence of interests has created a field that practitioners are calling creative placemaking. The movement is growing rapidly in part because cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to redevelop communities in ways that not only increase economic development, but also build social capital among community residents.

In San Diego, the movement is grassroots oriented, bubbling up through community-led projects. As the projects continue, City staff is being asked to simplify the process to make community dreams, some of which are relatively simple, become reality. Examples include street paint, benches, art in vacant lots, murals, decorative crosswalks, alley activation, landscaping, wayfinding signage, and temporary mobility enhancements-all promoted to revitalize neighborhoods and jump start the building of social capital. As much as these projects are about the product, they are also about the process. That means an authentic, community-led process that respects community history and values.

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Letter: Floor Alert - Support AB 2763

There is a Floor Alert for AB 2763 for August 1, 2016. Circulate San Diego joined with a number of organizations and companies from around California to support AB 2763 which clarifies that drivers can use leased or rented vehicles while driving with a Transportation Network Company (TNC). 

Please join us in support of AB 2763.

Read the entire letter [PDF]


Letter: Amendments to strengthen commitments to transit in SANDAG’s 2016 ballot measure

Circulate wrote a letter to provide final recommendations for how to provide certainty for advancing transit in SANDAG’s proposed 2016 ballot measure. Circulate San Diego is willing to support a ballot measure that commits to building priority transit projects in a reasonable time frame of 15 years.

Read our full letter here [PDF].


Letter: Coalition of Supporters for Affordable Homes Bonus Program

Circulate San Diego organized a coalition of affordable housing advocates, market-rate developers, REALTORS, business groups, and climate change activists to support the proposed update to the City of San Diego's Affordable Homes Bonus Program. We submitted this joint support letter to City decision-makers. [PDF]

As reported by KPBS, the proposal was adopted unanimously by the City Council, and it will provide a variety of benefits to projects that incorporate affordable homes. 

Additional Backup Information:

Initial Working Group proposal for Affordable Homes Bonus Program update [PDF]

Current production numbers for State Density Bonus in San Diego as of 2016, based on figures from the San Diego Housing Commission [PDF]


Letter: Commitments to advancing transit in SANDAG’s 2016 ballot measure

Circulate San Diego issued a letter with recommendations for how to provide certainty for advancing transit in SANDAG’s proposed 2016 ballot measure. We believe that the measure can be further improved by providing a reasonable time frame to complete the remaining transit projects listed in the measure’s Priority Corridors program.

To read Circulate's letter, download the PDF version here: [PDF]


Letter: Status Update on the Transit and Active Transportation Components to SANDAG’s Proposed 2016 Ballot Measure

Circulate San Diego staff prepared this memorandum for our board to discuss the status of SANDAG's proposed 2016 ballot measure, as it relates to transit and active transportation.

The short summary is that the measure has substantial new money for transit and active transportation, and the commitments to advance transit are meaningful, though possibly not sufficient. Read the entire memorandum here. [PDF]


Letter: Support AB 2763

Circulate San Diego joined with a number of organizations and companies from around California to support AB 2763 which clarifies that drivers can use leased or rented vehicles while driving with a Transportation Network Company (TNC). 

To read the entire letter, click here: [PDF]


Letter: Support for Governor Brown’s Housing Legislation in the 2016-17 May Revision

Circulate San Diego strongly supports the housing legislation proposed and supported in Governor Brown’s 2016-17 May Revision.

In addition to the Governor’s proposed trailer bill, we also support SB 1069, AB 2299, and AB 2501.

We recommend, however, that the trailer bill be amended to ensure that it more clearly helps implement State Density Bonus Law.  Details are in our letter, available here [PDF].



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