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This Month’s Greater Golden Hill Planning Committee Meeting


The July 14 GGHPC meeting will feature a “Special Guest Report from Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins – Opportunity for a limited Q&A will be provided as time allows.” This will be a chance to hear the Senator’s thoughts on how the SB 9 and SB 10 community densification bills will impact neighborhood quality of life.

The meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting starting at 6:30 pm. The full agenda, including a link to participate online, is at:

If you’re unable to participate, SoNo will capture and circulate meeting highlights


Speaking of densification…

Community Protest Wednesday
at Massive “ADU” Site


Angry residents will gather Wednesday from 11:00 am to 12 noon in Talmadge/Mid-City to speak out against the transformation of a single-family residence into a **six-unit rental complex** with no parking, no setbacks, and no landscaping in one of San Diego’s oldest neighborhoods. Sponsored by Neighbors For A Better San Diego, the protest takes place at 4681 49th Street, the site of the massive single-lot development.

Impact of 30th Street Bike Lanes
“A Constantly Evolving
City Operational Duty”

In a July 7 Union-Tribune interview, City Transportation Program Manager Everett Hauser dismissed all community concerns about replacing street parking along 30th Street with bike lanes. The Q&A ran with a picture of two cyclists on 30th. Here are excerpts:

On ADA parking: “Overall, the project is adding blue zone spaces. They might not be directly in front of the business that they formerly were, but again on every block. Not right on 30th, but the first space on the side street.”

On the 30th and University parking garage: “There’s the large parking structure that is in the heart of North Park and historically has been underutilized. ... That’s a city structure, and so we need to see that utilized.” 

On loss of loading zones in a business district: “We have the opportunity to identify those best locations to put loading zones, and we’ll always remain open to other suggestions for side street conversions of loading zones ... So that’s a constantly evolving city operational duty.”

Story link:

Community Responses:
Nearly Empty Bicycle Lanes
Are A Telling Sign

The U-T’s “Letters to the Editor” pages published these two responses to the Hauser interview:

“Your Q&A was so one-sided. As a resident of North Park for 23-plus years, I know that most residents I talk to are against the bike lanes, but your story didn’t talk to one person or business being affected by this. Instead, you interviewed the program manager like he’s going to give you honest answers. The man wants to keep his job. He says they are going to add more blue zones on side streets taking away even more parking. "You would hate to own a business on 30th Street knowing the city plans using your business to study the effects of bike lanes to your business to see if you can make it or not.”

Tony Pinon, North Park

“I wonder which took longer: the time your photographer had to wait before he could take a picture of two bicyclists actually using the bicycle lane or the time he had to spend looking for a parking space before he could take the picture.”

James Ziegler, University Heights


*SoNo Neighborhood Alliance is a non-profit that informs and engages residents of North Park and Golden Hill/South Park about neighborhood quality-of-life issues that include:​ ​​land use and development, traffic, green space, parking, and code compliance.​

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