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California State Auditor Releases Scathing Report on Regional Housing Needs Assessment

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
California State Auditor Releases Scathing Report on Regional Housing Needs Assessment

On March 17, Michael S. Tilden, the Acting California State Auditor, issued a blistering critique of the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and its Regional Housing Needs Assessments (RHNA). The Auditor found problems in the HCD methodology that may have inflated RHNA requirements by hundreds of thousands of housing units. The Auditor concludes […]

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Big Plans for Revitalization of the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As we all know, change is inevitable.  And sometimes adversity builds character.   Recently, many of you shared with me that you would like to be a part of the planning process and the discussions on developments happening in your community.  With that in mind, a Mission Hills neighbor shared with me information on a […]

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Uptown for All Candidates Win Uptown Planners’ Election

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Uptown for All Candidates Win Uptown Planners’ Election

Candidates Express Their Gratitude It’s official!  Matt Brown, Tony Silvia, and Patty Ducey-Brooks have been elected to the board of Uptown Planners.  Thanks to residents and business owners in Mission Hills, Middletown, Hillcrest, University Heights, Bankers Hill, Marston Hills, and the Medical Complex who came to the election sites to vote this past month. You […]

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Uptown For All: Candidates for Uptown Planners

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Uptown Planners is the local Community Planning Group which serves in an advisory role to the city.  This board consist of 17 citizens elected by the residents and business owners of Uptown, which includes Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, University Heights, Mission Hills, Middletown, the Medical Complex, and Marston Hills. Upcoming Election Three excellent candidates have come […]

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No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

by Paul Krueger, Talmadge resident and volunteer with Neighbors For A Better San Diego Is this $2.4 million residential “compound” a poster-child for all that’s wrong with San Diego’s housing and development policies? The listing boasts of the “incredible income opportunity for an investor” on a “tree lined street in the historic district of Talmadge” […]

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A New Historic Park Opens in Old Town San Diego

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

This past October, the Grand Opening of Iipay ~ Tipai Kumeyaay Mut Niihepok -Land of the First People took place in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Located at the corner of Taylor Street and Juan Street, the 2.5 acre historic site is dedicated to the First People, the Kumeyaay. It celebrates twenty years […]

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Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

By Barry Hager Last year Mission Hills Heritage began an ambitious project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as an historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic district status will highlight the history of Inspiration Heights and its importance to Mission Hills and San Diego, and […]

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Safdie Rabines Architects

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Safdie Rabines Architects

By Ginny Ollis One of Mission Hills greatest treasures is her people – historically, neighborly, and leading positive.  Jose Ricardo Rabines and Taal Safdie, architects situated in the building at 925 Fort Stockton, quietly but with enormous effect, are bringing their design skills and conscientious purpose to our community, state, and world.  A visit to […]

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Be Grateful for the Elves Who Live Among Us

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every day I am reminded that there are people in our communities who deserve our respect and appreciation. They are people who volunteer their skills, talents, experiences, vision, and offer foresight on a daily basis to serve our communities.  They don’t ask for anything in return. They do it because they care and are concerned […]

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Assemblyman Ward Uses Emotion Not Logic for his Response

| September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments
Assemblyman Ward Uses Emotion Not Logic for his Response

By Lisa Sinclair The fact that Assemblymember Ward relies so heavily on emotion to justify his vote for SB 9 and SB 10 should raise a red flag—especially since his statement doesn’t align facts with reality. What Senator Atkins authored and what Assemblymember Ward voted for will destroy single-family neighborhoods and do nothing to provide affordable […]

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