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Hillcrest Town Council June 2016 Newsletter

** Join us at the next community meeting!
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Date: Tuesday June 14, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market Map

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** 6:30PM: PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES & PUBLIC COMMENT
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Toni Duran for Speaker Toni Atkins (http://asmdc.org/speaker/)
Ralph Dimarucut for Senator Marty Block (http://sd39.senate.ca.gov)
Nerea Urtasun County Supervisor Ron Roberts (http://www.ronroberts.com)
Adriana Martinezfor (http://sd39.senate.ca.gov) Council member Todd Gloria (http://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd3/about/)
Julio DeGuzmanfor the (http://sd39.senate.ca.gov) City Attorney’s Office (http://www.sandiego.gov/cityattorney/)
Benny Cartwright for The Center (http://www.thecentersd.org)
Ben Nichollsfor (https://www.alphaproject.org/) Hillcrest Business Association (http://hillcrestbia.org/)
Jessica Mier for (http://hillcrestbia.org/) Congresswoman Susan Davis (https://susandavis.house.gov)
Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
Monica Montano for Scripps Mercy

San Diego Pride 2016 Update

Hillcrest is the host neighborhood to one of the biggest celebrations in the city, San Diego Pride. The weekend of events is fast approaching, scheduled this year for July 15-17. Stephen Whitburn, executive director of San Diego Pride, will join us to share a brief presentation about all of the exciting activities planned for this year’s 3-day celebration, including the Spirit of Stonewall Rally, Pride of Hillcrest Block Party, San Diego Pride Parade, and the two-day Pride Festival. More information about San Diego Pride is at www.sdpride.org.
Save the Date – Volunteer Opportunity: Post-Pride Clean Up
July 18th at 0800 on Park and University Ave, Join the HTC for the annual Post Pride Clean Up!
For more info please email; hillcrestcleanteam@gmail.com (mailto:hillcrestcleanteam@gmail.com)

7:00PM: SPECIAL TOPIC – UPTOWN COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE

Our June 14th meeting will be themed around an important topic: the upcoming update to our community plan. The City of San Diego is updating the 1988 Uptown Community Plan concurrently with updates to the community plans for Golden Hill and North P ark.

The City’s community plans are long range planning documents established as essential components of the General Plan. The community plan update process will develop the community-specific detail, relevant policies, and implementation strategies necessary to fulfill General Plan objectives. The General Plan sets out a long-range vision and policy framework to guide future development, provide public services, and maintain the qualities that define San Diego over the next 20+ years.

Presenters will give an overview of the plan, including the following topics:
* Background on our community plan
* History of the Hillcrest Town Council’s involvement
* Height/density/neighborhood character
* Location of additional density
* Parks and plazas
* Historic preservation
* Affordable housing
* Mobility

Come prepared to ask questions to panelists familiar with the Uptown Plan and how updates will affect the Hillcrest community. Community members will be encouraged to give input and ask questions.

Newsletter May 2016 -Panel Discussion on Homelessness in Hillcrest

Hillcrest Town Council May 2016 Newsletter

** Join us at the next community meeting!

Date: Tuesday May 10, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market (http://www.regencycenters.com/retail-space/ca/san-diego/the-hub-%7C-hillcrest-market#.VAYHlV4kMpA)(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District) Map (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Joyce+Beers+Community+Center/@32.74972,-117.153226,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd9d8c679ff3c6489)

** Agenda

6:30pm

Community Representatives & Public Comment
Community Representatives:

Toni Duran for Speaker Toni Atkins (http://asmdc.org/speaker/)
Ralph Dimarucut for Senator Marty Block (http://sd39.senate.ca.gov)
Nerea Urtasunor County Supervisor Ron Roberts (http://www.ronroberts.com)
Adriana Martinezfor (http://sd39.senate.ca.gov) Council member Todd Gloria (http://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil/cd3/about/)
Julio DeGuzmanfor the (http://sd39.senate.ca.gov) City Attorney’s Office (http://www.sandiego.gov/cityattorney/)
Benny Cartwright for The Center (http://www.thecentersd.org)
Brandon Smithfor the (http://www.thecentersd.org) Alpha Project (https://www.alphaproject.org/)
Ben Nicholasfor (https://www.alphaproject.org/) Hillcrest Business Association (http://hillcrestbia.org/)
Jessica Mier for (http://hillcrestbia.org/) Congresswoman Susan Davis (https://susandavis.house.gov)

Hospital Representatives:

Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
Monica Montano for Scripps Mercy

UPDATE ON ROCK & ROLL COURSE THROUGH HILLCREST – Natalia Mendez, Coordinator, Community Relations Competitor Group, Inc

7:00PM: PANEL DISCUSSION – HOMELESSNESS IN HILLCREST

Our May 10th meeting will be themed around an important topic to the Hillcrest Community: Homelessness.
Come prepared to ask questions to expert panelists familiar with homelessness as it relates to the community of Hillcrest and throughout the San Diego region.
We will discuss local policies and advocacy efforts on this issue. Community members will be encouraged to give input and ask questions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER HON. NATHAN FLETCHER

Hon. Nathan Fletcher will speak about his work with Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation, including his work to help veterans experiencing homelessness. Fletcher will discuss systemic causes of veteran homelessness, as well as policy efforts and social services addressing this problem.

In addition to his work with 3WM, Fletcher works at Qualcomm to expand opportunities where technology has the power to positively transform people’s lives. He teaches political science at UCSD. In January 2013, he was an elected member of the California State Assembly. He also served in the Marine Corps where he was decorated for valor in combat.

Additionally, Fletcher has worked with NGO’s to help build and improve democracies in countries including East Timor, Cambodia, Serbia and Myanmar. He is an Ironman Triathlete and avid outdoorsman who enjoys surfing and alpine mountaineering/glacier climbing. He lives in San Diego with his two boys, Zach and Caleb.
— Panelists Include:

Officer Ricardo Pinon, San Diego Police Department, Community Relations Officer will answer questions relating to homelessness in Hillcrest and throughout the City.

Jennifer Buck, Think Dignity – http://www.thinkdignity.org/ – will answer questions related to Think Dignity’s work in San Diego to inspire, empower, and organize our community to advance basic dignity for those living on the streets.

Brandon Smith, Alpha Project – https://www.alphaproject.org/ – will discuss his on-the-ground work with homeless community members in Hillcrest. Alpha Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) human services organization that serves over 4,000 men, women, and children each day.

Ben Nicholls, Executive Director, Hillcrest Business Association – http://hillcrestbia.org/ – will discuss the HBA’s work to fund the Homeless Outreach Program in Hillcrest in partnership with Alpha Project.

Karina Vesco, Licensed Clinical Social Worker – will discuss her work with individuals who are homeless in Hillcrest through her work at the inpatient psychiatry unit at UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS
This Saturday, May 7th at 12:00pm at 1450 University (at Ashley Lane Fitness Studio), we hope you can join the Hillcrest Town Council for our first Free Community Yoga Class!

All ages, all skill levels and all people welcome. Meet your neighbors and get healthy. The class will offer modifications for beginner, intermediate and advanced yogis. Our volunteer yoga instructor Lynn Marie Morski is a doctor, lawyer, capoeirista, musician and a yoga instructor in her free time! She is excited to volunteer to provide this free class to the community.
What to bring: yoga mat and water bottle; wear comfortable clothing. Feel free to to RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/266123983732628/

** Steering Committee Meetings
Hillcrest Town Council’s Steering Committee is often where the magic begins.
Come be a part of the team that sets the agenda for our monthly meetings, and helps make other critical decisions about the Hillcrest Town Council direction.

Steering Committee
Please contact info@hillcresttowncouncil.com (mailto:info@hillcresttowncouncil.com?subject=Meeting%20Information) for the meeting location.
6:00pm on the last Monday of the month.

Dates to Remember
* May 7, 2016 – Free Yoga Class
* May 10, 2016 – Community Meeting
* May 30,, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting
* June14, 2016 – Community Meeting