San DIegans, after months of joining the citizens reviewing neighborhood infrastructure projects, can still pick the projects the city will get done. Citizens in district 5 were given the now typical opportunity to guarantee a project gets support on MOnday, October 21st.
The district's councilman welcomed them to come in the door to do the work on fitting the city's infrastructure plans to neighborhood needs. "The number of projects that need to be funded city-wide far outpaces the amount of funding available, which is why it is critical we get the community's input to determine projects they wat to see completed first."
Neighborhood discussions began after the city councilmembers, in June, passed the planning policy that gave San DIegans the right to participate in the infrastructure planning process.
Meetings held in the remaining districts this week and next week give locals living in the rest of the city's neighborhoods their opportuities to tell their councilmember a locally supported plan for project work the councilmember can follow. Neighborhoo dinput can tip the council decisions for or against projects. The comments said at meetings will get put in community specific plans.
Interim Mayor Todd Gloria welcomed all to join the city wide discussion on infrastructure. "Infrastructure is the most important issue facing our City right now," he said. "The meetings demonstrate the city's commitment toward civic engagement as we work to rebuild San Diego."
This is a Center Line Policy Alert.