Community crisis: In November, 2016, the community of Uptown was betrayed.
The City Council, led by Todd Gloria, approved a new version of the Community Plan, together with entirely new zoning. Eight years of community work were ignored. For the details, see below. To get involved, go to Take Action.Take Action Now!
San Diego residents did not ask for a plan which would overturn the current zoning in their communities, and eliminate public input. This is a plan which was designed to remove zoning restrictions, with little concern about the effect on residents.
The Planning Department has created a parks plan based on not having parks! For at least 15 years they’ve been saying: “It’s difficult to acquire land for new parks”. Yet everything worthwhile is difficult. Our city planners don’t look at projects which have been successful in adding parks.
The stated intention is to get developers to build more housing. How? By allowing mid-rise and hi-rise development in every community. Height limits would be removed. Project approvals would take place out of public view. There would be no notices, no public hearings, and no review by Community Planning Groups or anyone.