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San Diegans Sound Off On The Future Of Our Region

Evening Edition

Lori Holt Pfeiler, associate vice president at Our Greater San Diego Vision, talks to "Evening Edition" about a new report.

Aired 3/13/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Lori Holt Pfeiler, Associate Vice President, Our Greater San Diego Vision


More than 30,000 San Diegans voiced their opinons about what they would like to see from the region's jobs, schools, transportation and other areas. Their input is part of a survey from Our Greater San Diego Vision.

Lori Holt Pfeiler, the associate vice president at Our Greater San Diego Vision and former mayor of Escondido, talked to KPBS about the survey.

She said conserving water, affordable housing and transportation issues were most important to San Diegans.

While Pfeiler said the U.S.-Mexico border contributes about $9 billion to the local economy, she said most people surveyed do not want to strengthen that area of economic development.

"We see that as an education experience," she said.

"San Diegans are saying we don't want to work on that right now," she added.

Pfeiler said TV commercials, newspaper stories, social media and an "iPad team" of San Diego State University students - who took to the streets and asked people to complete the survey - enabled its high participation rate. In fact, San Diego's survey had more participants than any "visioning process" in the country, she said.

"So 30,000 is the record now," she said.

The results will be used to create a vision that will be presented in July. The Center for Civic Engagement will then work to implement the vision.

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Seahorse | March 13, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. ― 5 years ago

Oh my god don't get caught up in this '''high speed rail''' stupidity.
I will give you one example; there are others.

The HSR people believe the best way to get to downtown San Diego is to
dig a tunnel 200 feet underground which would be on our favorite
earthquake fault " The Rose Canyon Fault."

Sure there is a magic way to not disrupt any traffic at the merge of 52 and 5
while taking a zillion pounds of dirt and launching it in to the ocean to create
an island to make an airport.

Those people north of University City will all go up to highway 76 to the Salton Sea
and come to work on highway 8.

They don't have one 'outside the box' thinker in the whole darn bunch.

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