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Press Conference: Supporters of Democratizing Community Planning Groups  Rally for Reforms Ahead of Key Hearing

Circulate San Diego will host a press conference with community members and stakeholders in support of Community Planning Group reform ahead of a pivotal committee hearing on Thursday. A special Land Use and Housing Committee hearing will review recommended reforms to the City of San Diego’s Community Planning Groups, following reports released by Circulate San Diego, the San Diego County Grand Jury, and the San Diego City Auditor detailing serious concerns with the structure of Community Planning Groups, which are the City’s official advisory community groups on all issues relating to land use, transportation, and housing.

When: Thursday, December 5th, 11:30am (Hearing begins at noon on the 12th floor)

Where: San Diego City Hall Concourse, 202 “C” Street, San Diego, CA 92101


  • Matthew Vasilakis, Climate Action Campaign
  • Marissa Tucker, Rise North Park
  • Patrick Santana, Rise Uptown
  • Rammy Cortez, Hub and Spoke Communities
  • Ricardo Flores, LISC
  • Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego

What: Supporters of Community Planning Group reform will speak about the importance of increasing community participation in community planning, making elections more democratic and accessible to the community, and increasing City support of Community Planning Groups. The Land Use and Housing Committee will potentially vote on recommendations issued by a diverse task force that reviewed and made recommendations from all of the previous reports regarding Community Planning Groups.

About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to