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 forward for the Uptown Planners’ election.   All three have ties to Mission Hills, and a record of accomplishments.   They all support responsible development and historic preservation.

Matthew Brown was born and raised in Mission Hills, and now rents in an apartment in the Hillcrest/ Medical Center neighborhood. 

Brown works as a mortgage loan officer.  He previously worked as a math tutor and volunteered with meals at Urban Angels.  His hobbies include fishing, singing, reading, and baseball.   

Brown believes that community planning should support all facets of urban life, including good transportation and public parks for people of all ages.  

He supports responsible development that complements the style and character of the neighborhood.  Historic neighborhoods should be preserved.  

Tony Silvia worked as an attorney and strategic planner prior to starting his family and is now a full-time parent.   He served on the board of Mission Hills Heritage. 

Silvia is experienced with real estate and construction law, and taught classes in environmental policy. He’s an advocate for animal protection and animal rescue.

He strives to maintain San Diego as a “City of Neighborhoods,” and supports reasonable development policies and plans that benefit all San Diegans.

Patty Ducey-Brooks has lived in the Uptown community for over 35 years and has lots of experience working in the for profit and non-profit sectors.

Ducey-Brooks is the sales and marketing manager for a manufacturing company that sells products internationally to the retail, consumer, and commercial markets.  She is also the publisher and editor of the Presidio Sentinel, a community newspaper serving San Diego for 23 years. 

Ducey-Brooks has worked with a large group of businesses, for profit and non-profit, including the Building Industry Association, Coalition for Equality, and the Center for Migratory Affairs. Her responsibilities included coalition building, fundraising, educational programs, and producing a community-supported Liberty Celebration with groups and people representing San Diego’s diverse population.

In addition to serving on various non-profit boards, her volunteer efforts include producing the Mission Hills Concerts in the Park, the Mission Hills Music & Arts Festival, and the Old Town San Diego Arts Festival.   She is also a founding member of the Mission Hills Town Council and served on the board for four years.

All Three Candidates are Endorsed by Mission Hills Heritage.

And they join the efforts of Uptown for All, which strives for quality neighborhoods and thriving businesses.

Residents, business owners and property owners, if you are in the Uptown Community, which includes Mission Hills, Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, Middletown or University Heights (west of Park Boulevard), the Medical Complex, and Marston Hills, you are invited to vote.

Election Days & Locations:

Day 1: Feb. 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont

Day 2: Feb. 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mission Hills-Hillcrest Knox Library

Day 3: Mar. 1 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont

In order to vote, be aware of the following:

1.  Bring your drivers license or other photo ID with your address.

2.  Bring this notice, to vote for the candidates who stand for Quality Neighborhoods and Thriving Businesses.

3.  Property owners, and owners or operators of a business or non-profit, must bring proof of ownership, like a property tax bill or business license.

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