Circulator – 2022-04-15 – Circulating San Diego
Posted on April 15, 2022
Save the Date: Home Run for Homes
The latest report from Circulates, Home Run for Homesis ready for release monday april 18. Watch for the report in your inbox!
The report details the success of San Diego’s Affordable Homes Bonus Program, which allows developers to build more homes if they agree to dedicate a portion of a new affordable multi-family project.
On April 26 at 12:00 p.m.., we will host a Zoom lunch and learn to explain the contents of the report and give you the opportunity to ask questions.
Circulate Employee Jesse O’Sullivan Named to Climate Action Plan Review Panel
Circulate employee Jesse O’Sullivan was named to the City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Review Panel on April 5. The nomination was made by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. Council member Stephen Whitburn congratulated Jesse, who is a D3 resident, on his appointment.
As a member of the review committee, Jesse will serve with other community leaders to provide feedback on the city’s draft climate action plan update and how the city can engage the community. in the implementation of the plan.
Book talk with Jenny Schuetz
Please join, virtually or in person, the San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center and Circulate San Diego for a literary event with Dr. Jenny Schuetz about the release of Dr. Schuetz’s new book, “Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems.
Upper fixator is the first book assessing how the wide range of local, state, and national housing policies affect people and communities. It does more than describe how yesterday’s policies led to today’s problems. It offers practical policy changes that can make stable, decent-quality housing more available and affordable for all Americans in all communities.
“Housing affordability is one of the biggest issues facing American families. From an economic perspective, Upper fixator presents a clear and compelling diagnosis of current housing ills and illuminates the way forward to achieve the national goal of decent, affordable housing and strong communities for all. —Chris Herbert, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
May 10, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Downtown Partnership 401 B Street, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101
Take action to support Diamond St. Slow Street!
Diamond St. Slow Street is a valuable resource for Pacific Beach residents and visitors. By providing safe mobility for people who walk, bike, skate and jog, it supports the City of San Diego’s sustainability and vision zero goals.
Now the City is considering whether to keep Slow Street in place and what a more permanent Slow Street design might look like. On Wednesday April 20 at 6:30 p.m. the PB Planning Group and PB City Council will discuss the future of Diamond Slow Street with city leaders and the community. You can act now to ensure that the last remaining slow street in San Diego stays in place and becomes an example that other communities can use in their own neighborhoods.
- Attend the April 20 meeting of the PB Planning Group/PB City Council on Slow Street via Zoom or in person at St. Brigid’s Parish Hall.
- Email local leaders to tell them why you love Slow Street:
- Share this information with your friends and neighbors!
SDRAFFH Fair Housing Conference – April 20 & 21
To celebrate National Fair Housing Month in April, the San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing (SDAFFH) presents this conference which will explore critical issues of fair housing with the theme: Unraveling Segregation: A New Era in Housing fair. Come hear the keynote address from Gustavo Velasquez, Director, CA Department of Housing & Community Development.
Wednesday April 20and 9:00 a.m. – Thursday, April 21, 2022 1:00 p.m.
Information from the panel on fair housing and home ownership:
Due to discriminatory lending and land use practices, home ownership continues to be one of the most significant areas of housing inequality. This panel will explore historical and current fair housing challenges to homeownership. Panelists will explore challenges and solutions
Lincoln Cluster of Schools Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Program
Monday, April 4and, Circulate joined several other project partners to attend the press conference that launched the Lincoln Cluster of Schools Clean Mobility in Schools pilot program. Thanks to a $9.6 million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), students at Lincoln High School and surrounding elementary and middle schools will benefit from electric school buses, bicycles, landscaping, etc
Circulate is an education and outreach task partner for this project, which will include program branding work, mapping safe walking lanes, assisting with the e-bike pilot project, organization of demonstration events and the presentation of pedestrian and bicycle safety in Lincoln Cluster schools. . Every community deserves clean air, and this funding will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the public health of San Diegan residents!
Following Seniors Saturday Event on April 23rd!
The last weekend of April 9andCirculate and the City of National City’s Community Services Department co-hosted the fifth of eight Seniors Saturday events at Kimball Park! Seniors from across the region came together to do arts and crafts, dance to music provided by DJ Danny, and interact with information booths.
We would like to sincerely thank our partner organizations for this event, including Olivewood Gardens, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Alzheimer’s San Diego, Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation, Mundo Gardens, National City Public Library, 35 Alive Productions and Deseo Studios.
Join us at the same location next weekend April 23rd 10am-1pm to participate in board games and sing along, test drive a bike class, and access resources for food aid, healthcare, financial education, and more! These events are a free opportunity for senior residents to come together for a wide variety of activities tailored to their interests and abilities. Not two Seniors Saturday the events will be the same.
Circulates Advisory Circle Dinner
Last week, Circulate called our third Advisory Circle meeting. Among the guests are those responsible for spatial planning and mobility in our region, as well as financial supporters. Our Advisory Circle has formed to inform the work of Circulate San Diego. Members meet annually to review Circulates’ efforts and solicit feedback on opportunities and priorities we should address in the coming year.
This year we welcomed Pro Tempore President Toni Atkins as a special guest. In 2021, Governor Newsome signed Senator Atkins’ California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act SB 9, which expands housing access for working California families and gives homeowners more options to create intergenerational wealth. Throughout her career, Senator Atkins has been a champion for affordable housing, the natural environment, health care, veterans, women and the LGBTQ community.
As Pro Tem shared throughout the evening, our combined work and the collaboration of government, nonprofits, and businesses will find the solutions to our statewide housing crisis. At Circulate, we will continue to lobby at the local and state level for policies that promote land use policies that encourage investment and growth, and create productive uses of land and transportation investments.
Would you like to join our advisory circle? Membership is open to our Gold, Platinum and Patron members.