Circulate San Diego is hosting a screening of CHAVEZ RAVINE: A Los Angeles Story on Thursday, September 14th from 6 - 8 pm at the Elementary Institute of Science in Southeastern San Diego.The film chronicles the impact of the 1960’s Dodger Stadium development to an existing Mexican American neighborhood in East Los Angeles.
After the screening, Circulate will moderate a panel discussion on the importance of good planning, affordable housing, with an emphasis on what's happened and is happening locally, including the potential reuse of the Qualcomm site.
Marcela Escobar-Eck, Principal, Atlantis Group. Marcela Escobar-Eck has almost 30 years of experience in the land use and development field with various government agencies and elected officials. Ms. Escobar-Eck has broad experience in the administration of controversial land use, redevelopment, and construction management issues, as well as extensive experience with managing staff, community issues and complex budgets.
Tony Young, President & Co-Founder, Rise San Diego. Tony is a former president of the San Diego City Council. Tony has served on numerous boards and committees in the greater San Diego community, including the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, and League of California Cities. As president of RISE San Diego, Tony is responsible for building strategic partnerships and advancing the organization’s community relations.
Richard C. Gentry, San Diego Housing Commission President & CEO. Richard has served as the President and CEO of the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) since 2008. With more than 300 employees and an annual operating revenue budget of $252 million, SDHC serves low-income residents in the city of San Diego—the eighth largest city in the nation and second largest city in California.
Colin Parent, Policy Counsel, and Interim Executive Director will serve as moderator.