Register for the May 25th Meeting!
To register for the May 25th meeting, please click HERE.
You must register in advance if you wish to attend in any capacity, including viewing, listening, and possibly speaking. This will be a Zoom meeting and you will be asked to provide your name and email address.
Once you click “Register” on the website, it will provide further instructions and the meeting access link.
The meeting link will be emailed to you.
***THIS MEETING WILL REQUIRE A PASSWORD***
THE PASSWORD FOR THE MEETING IS THE COLLEGE AREA ZIP CODE: 92115
College Area Community Plan Update
College Area Neighborhoods Deserve Better
(Although this issue is specific to the College Area, we are posting this information here because Neighbors For A Better San Diego feels it's important for other communities to be aware of the actions of Mayor Gloria's Planning Department. The playbook that is being used by the Planning Department in the College Area is also being applied now to the University City community plan update and is sure to be attempted in all future community plan updates.)
The City of San Diego is working on a College Area Community Plan Update with plans to significantly upzone much of the El Cerrito and College Area neighborhoods.
This new plan will transform whole sections of the community from single-family residential to multi-family, multi-story development through rezoning. Below is the current College Area Land Use Map and the two current proposed plans.
CURRENT COLLEGE AREA LAND USE MAP
Focuses highest density along El Cajon Blvd.
Offers residential transitions and preserves single-family neighborhoods (pale yellow)
PROPOSED PLAN A (Bad)
Allows 2- to 5-story apartment buildings in existing single-family neighborhoods
PROPOSED PLAN B (Worse)
Allows 3- to 8-story apartment buildings in existing single-family neighborhoods
The Mayor's Planning Department is Using Out-of-Date Data, Inflating Future Population and Housing Needs
Click here to learn how out-of-date data are exaggerating population and housing projections in these plans.
The Survey is Junk
Major flaws have been identified with the College Area Community Plan Update survey.
The survey deadline was May 1st, but we encourage you to read this email that was sent to the Mayor, Planning Department, and Council President Elo-Rivera to call their attention to the problematic survey.
Make Your Voices Heard!
We encourage all College Area residents to communicate either your support or concerns about the proposed plans, the survey, the planning process, etc. You can use the Talking Points provided below, but please use your own words, which are always more meaningful.
Email your letters to:
Mayor Todd Gloria:
District 9, Council President Sean Elo-Rivera:
Here is a list of talking points that you may find helpful.