From Councilmember Barbara Bry: The City Council approved the Joint Use Agreements for Standley Field, Spreckels Field, and the Standley Aquatic Center [at Standley Park on Governor Drive] with San Diego Unified School District on February 11, 2020. This is a great opportunity that benefits the entire University City community as well as the broader region.
South UC Developer Impact Fee (DIF) funds of $90,000 were approved for improvement on the City-owned portion Aquatic Complex lands. If the Joint Use Agreement that includes the South UC DIF funds had not been approved, the project would be suspended indefinitely. I was proud to take this vote and to move forward an important project that UC families will enjoy for years to come.
This vote does not unseat Marcy Park as a priority. The City Council approved $35,000 in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for Marcy Park as a part of the Mid-Year CIP report and adjustments. The design phase was fully funded and I am working to appropriate funds for construction. I prioritized the first phase of construction for Marcy Park improvements as one of my top two budget priorities for the entire UC community. You can see all my priorities in my FY2021 Budget Priorities Memorandum at https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/budget_priorities_final_executed.pdf
Further, I continue to support combining the North and South UC DIF funds. Combining the funds will be addressed throughout the community plan update process which is currently taking place. University City is one community and there should only be one DIF fund to serve the entire University City region.
If you have any questions about the various projects, please contact my UC Community Representative, Justine Murray, at 619-236-6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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