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Circulator - 04/29/2022

Circulate releases report: Home Run for Homes

Circulates newest report, Home Run for Homes, was released at a press conference with Mayor Todd Gloria on Monday, April 18.

The report details the success of San Diego’s Affordable Homes Bonus Program, which allows developers to build more homes if they agree to dedicate a portion of a new multi-family project as affordable.

It received widespread news coverage in local, state, and national publications. The full report, along with a collection of news coverage, can be found here.

A recording of our webinar on the report is here.

Healthy Kids Day

This Saturday, April 30th, the Circulate team will be at Copley-Price YMCA in City Heights for their national Healthy Kids Day event. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by our booth to walk through our Safety Town demonstration to learn about pedestrian safety tips and traffic calming measures.

The event begins at 10am, see you there!

Bilingual Workshop Series in Imperial Beach

Circulate will be hosting a 3-part workshop series at the Imperial Beach Library focusing on mobility safety tips and bet practices for kids, women, and older adults. These workshops will be in both English and Spanish for our bilingual community.

First up on Wednesday, May 4th is Mobility for Kids at 3:30 pm. Be sure to bring your little ones after school!

SANDAG Bike to Work Day!

Have you registered to GO by BIKE for SANDAG Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 19th? Join thousands already registered and try biking to work on the morning of! Be sure to register to be eligible to pick up your FREE t-shirt at one of the many pit stop locations across the county.

Book Talk with Jenny Schuetz

Please join, virtually or in person, the San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center and Circulate San Diego for a book event with Dr. Jenny Schuetz about the release of Dr. Schuetz’s new book, “Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems.”

Fixer-Upper is the first book assessing how the broad set of local, state, and national housing policies affect people and communities. It does more than describe how yesterday’s policies led to today’s problems. It proposes practical policy changes than can make stable, decent-quality housing more available and affordable for all Americans in all communities.

“Housing affordability is one of the most important problems facing American families. Using an economic lens, Fixer-Upper presents a clear and compelling diagnosis of today’s housing ills and illuminates the path forward to reach the nation’s goal of decent and affordable homes and strong communities for all.” — Chris Herbert, managing director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Event Details

May 10th at 1pm


Downtown Partnership
401 B Street, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92101

Just Two Senior Saturday Events Left! Join Us May 14th!

Last weekend on April 23rd, Circulate and the City of National City’s Community Services Department co-hosted the sixth of eight Senior Saturday events in Kimball Park! Seniors from across the region gathered together to play board games, listen to music provided by Villa Musica, test ride e-bikes from Rad Power Bikes, and interact with informational booths.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to our partner organizations for this event, which included the aforementioned groups as well as Feeding San Diego, Casa Familiar, the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, American Medical Response, and Family Health Centers of San Diego.

Join us at the same spot on May 14th (10am-1pm) to participate in a music therapy class, play with dogs, listen to a live rondalla performance, and access resources for transportation assistance, adult education, volunteer opportunities, and more! These events are free for all residents to come together for a wide variety of activities geared towards senior interests and abilities. No two Senior Saturday events are the same!

UCLA Housing, Equity & Community Webinar Series: Space for People or for Cars? Housing Implications of Statewide Parking Reform

Please join us for a webinar hosted by the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies and UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.

California Assemblymember Laura Friedman, 43rd Assembly District; Adam Millard-Ball, UCLA Luskin Associate Professor of Urban Planning; Rochelle Mills, President and CEO, Innovative Housing Opportunities; and Colin Parent, Executive Director and General Counsel, Circulate San Diego, will demystify parking policy and its relationship to housing, discuss the experience of cities that have already eliminated parking minimums, and make the case for statewide reform.

Event Details

May 11th, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT