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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

SANDAG Bike Presentation and more

Hillcrest Town Council April 2016 Newsletter

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District)

** Agenda

6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment ***

7:00 pm:Rock & Roll Marathon Presentation (#Rock)

7:15 pm: SANDAG Update on Hillcrest Bike Route

8:00 pm: Meeting Adjourns

ODE TO HILLCREST

Walking west on University from Park to First on the north side of the street and then back again on the south – from its rainbow colored flag to its iconic ruby red Hillcrest sign, and its hand-painted whirly-girly trash bins, Hillcrest is a sensory sensation.

An offshore breeze fluffs the purple leaves of the June Jacarandas and billows the giant PRIDE flag with its orange, yellow, red, green, blue and purple stripes beckoning all – boys, girls, girl-boys, boy-girls, old, young, black, white and brown – it’s a place to live and let live.

Delicate jasmine flowers belie their size filling the air with a strong, pungent, sugar fragrance. As happy-hour approaches, the garlic and curry-laced aroma of far away cuisines wafts over those strolling its walkways to exotic places such as Thailand, Japan, India and Vietnam.

Amidst the myriad of colors and smells, the sound of vibrant chatter in English, Spanish and Spanglish fills the air as couples wander hand-in-hand past thrift shops, used book stores, restaurants, bars, yoga and massage spas. Club music from hip-hop to blues lends rhythm to the sounds of the street with its whoosh of cars, occasional siren and rare horn.

The humans of Hillcrest offer a people-watching experience like none other. Toned young women with shiny pony-tailed hair wearing black yoga pants and flip-flops — buff young men with gelled hair wearing the latest plaid fashions, — old women with flowing grey hair and earth-shoes walking rescued mixed breeds – – old men with no hair walking small white puff-ball dogs – – and a few business type men wearing white oxford shirts with pleated beige slacks and their women counter-parts clicking high black patent heels and carrying mocha lattes.

Let us sing an Ode to Hillcrest celebrating its laidback lifestyle, its sensory sensations, its fun festivities and its progressive non-judgmental culture.

Anne Haule-copyright 2015

Newsletter – March 16, 2016

Join us at the next community meeting!

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District)
Agenda

6:30 pm: Special Presentation & Guests

7:00 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

7:15 pm: Meet the Candidate – Chris Ward- for City Council District 3

7:50 pm: Call for New Board Members

February 2106 Newsletter


Hillcrest Town Council February 2016 Newsletter

Join us at the next community meeting!

 

Date:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market
(formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District) Map

Agenda

6:30 pm:

7:00 pm:

7:15 pm:

7:45 pm:

Community Representatives & Public Comment

Presentation of the L.I.O.N. Award

Update on HBA projects by Ben Nichols

Discussion of the New Uptown Gateway Council

6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

Community Representatives:

Hospital Representatives:

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

7:00 pm: Presentation of the L.I.O.N. Award

The L.I.O.N. Award (Let’s Improve Our Neighborhood) is given to a person/project/group who contributed significantly to our community. This year we are giving this award to Tim Gahagan for his service as President of the UCPD (Uptown Community Parking District) during its restructuring. He provided outstanding leadership bringing four community groups together to find better parking solutions for Uptown.

7:15 pm: HBA Projects Presentation

Ben Nichols, the Hillcrest Business Association Executive Director will lead a discussion concerning two new projects for Hillcrest. First he will detail the plans for the greenway on Normal Street and then he will disucss the new Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) under formation for the Eastern part of Hillcrest.

7:45 pm: Discussion of the Uptown Gateway Council

Tom Mulaney (Uptown Planners) and Roy Dahl (Hillcrest Parking Committee) will discuss the newly formed Uptown Gateway Council which represents developers in the area of Sixth Ave from Pennsylvania to RT 163. This group is concerned about issues of density and height and want to change the community plan that is in development. Tom and Roy will pass a signup sheet for those interested in a sub-committee to monitor this new council.

Board Member Elections

Our March meeting includes the election of two new members to the Hillcrest Town Council. Do you care enough about our community to run/volunteer? The basic job is to attend two meetings a month: the community meeting and the steering committee meeting. Talk with with Luke Terpstra or anyone one else on our board. You can make a difference on your community while working with some great people

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
Join us at
3636 4th Ave.
Suite 310
6:00pm on the last Monday of the month.

Save the Date

Hillcrest Clean TEAM “Spring Clean” will be held on February 27, 2016 from 09:00am-11:00am. Meet at Upas and Park Blvd. If this you first time participating you will receive one of our special orange T-Shirts. For more info please contact David Coben at hillcrestcleanteam@gmail.com

Dates to Remember
  • February 9, 2016 – Community Meeting
  • February 27, 2016 – Hillcrest Clean TEAM “Spring Clean”
  • February 29, 2016 – Steering Committee Meeting
  • March 8, 2016 – Community Meeting