As reported by the Union-Tribune, San Diego’s ‘complete communities’ plan is moving forward despite criticism, opposition. The broad proposal would fundamentally change how city plans housing, transit, parks, other amenities. The proposed Parks Master Plan re-allocates developer fees (less money for improvements) and emphasizes amenities over land for organized activities such as sports leagues.
For example, the proposal includes a new scoring system that rewards ‘amenities’ inside parks, such as food service and dog parks, and devalues actual park acreage. It also reallocates developer fees from wealthier communities to underserved areas. The proposal passed another milestone on Wednesday, July 15, when the Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee voted to forward the parks portion of it to the full council for approval.
- The San Diego Union Tribune published a report at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2020-07-15/san-diegos-ambitious-complete-communities-plan-moving-forward-despite-criticisms-opposition
- The city is hosting an online forum about the plan from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Registration, which is required, is available at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7808526379942142476
- A City Council vote is possible next week so now is the time to reach out to Councilmembers such as Barbara Bry at https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd1
- City Council agendas and meeting materials are posted at https://www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/officialdocs/council-agendas-minutes-results
Related posts from UCCA are available at https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/parks-recreation-dept/