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 | [email protected]

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 | [email protected] 

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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Letters with COVID-19 Transportation Recommendations for Regional Leaders

Circulate and a coalition of regional organizations sent a letter with recommendations for transportation actions to support San Diego regional agencies' COVID-19 response. Read the coalition letter here [PDF].

Disability Rights California also submitted a letter in support of making pedestrian crosswalk signals automatic. That letter can be read here [PDF].


Press Release: Circulate Joins National Alliance to Tell White House: Transit Workers Need Better Protection from COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maya Rosas, Director of Policy
310-804-5256 | [email protected]

Circulate Joins National Alliance to Tell White House:
Transit Workers Need Better Protection from COVID-19

Circulate San Diego and broad alliance of labor, business, and community advocates demand White House and CDC supply better protective equipment and guidance to safeguard the transit workforce who ensure other essential workers can provide medical care, food, and basic necessities.


Today, Circulate San Diego joined dozens of unions, business groups, economic justice organizations, and local transit advocates from across the nation requesting Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, strengthen federal coordination to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for transit workers.
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Press Release: Essential Workers Rely on Transit in San Diego: New Circulate White Paper Released

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Contact: Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel
619-567-6856 | [email protected]

Essential Workers Rely on Transit in San Diego: New Circulate White Paper Released

Today, Circulate San Diego released a new white paper, Essential Transit: How essential workers in the San Diego region continue to rely on transit while responding to COVID-19. This followed a virtual press conference with MTS and the Mayor of National City.

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