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Barrio Logan Community Plan Highlights Split Between San Diego Mayoral Hopefuls

Supplemental background information:

At the July 11 Planning Commission Hearing, a Shipyards/maritime industry representative told the City what they wanted in a presentation:

“…that’s Harbor Drive right there and…that’s proposed to be Community Commercial and I think, by and large, that’s a pretty good place to have Community Commercial because residential is not allowed there and maritime businesses can operate.”

“What is the area that we have a difference of opinion on with staff is that secondary along Main Street that Lara is talking [about] today.
That’s predominantly industrial today, and we believe that it should maintain *at least* non-residential. We’re not saying it has to be industrial per se, but it should not be allowed for residential.”

“This compromise represents a significant shift from our original position, which advocated not rezoning any industrial land in Barrio Logan at all.”

So, they actually got what they stated they wanted. The Barrio Logan Community Plan that was adopted was a compromise that didn’t please everybody, because that’s what “compromise” means. Residents didn’t get everything they wanted, and the shipyards didn’t get everything they wanted.

It seems they’ve reverted to their original position, which is: “no change.” They want to not only keep doing the existing businesses (which will continue operating by right), but grow additional polluting businesses without a permit process.

Barrio Logan has three times the asthma sickness as the rest of San Diego County due to these kinds of operations, which is why the community plan is important. The air will become healthier over time, unless the shipyards get their way with this expensive referendum.

November 14, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Environmetal Group Endorses Fletcher For Mayor, Some Question Endorsement Process

@Peking_Duck_SD: Ms. Borak has solid enviro street cred.

One set of examples:

http://twocathedrals.com/?cat=15

October 25, 2013 at 2:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner Says He Hoped For More Tranquil First 100 Days

I don't understand why Councilmember Sherman keeps insisting he's not a politician.

March 28, 2013 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor Filner Answers Our Questions, And Yours

Question for Mayor Filner: As you meet with residents, community groups, and city staff, are you tracking these meetings?

Some groups with shared interests and goals may not be aware of others which are similar. With your high profile and community-focused leadership, it seems there could be a great opportunity to build consensus and efforts between existing engaged citizens. Do you envision creating a mechanism to do this?

February 6, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

@AishaSaif ~ Thank you for your comments.

It's not for me, being outside of Islam, to change it. Change is incremental, across multiple platforms, and the bulk of the discriminatory aspects must be changed from within.

In the meantime, why does it set feminism back to accommodate children and their mothers who would otherwise not have access to learning such life skills as swimming? To healthy exercise? Once swimming is demystified, perhaps some of these women will be part of the change from within the community to lead a cultural shift.

Feminism is not defined for every person the same way. I'm glad there are people like you drawing your line in the sand, but others might not be ready to take such a strong stance. It takes all kinds moving in a similar direction to build a broader movement.

June 29, 2012 at 12:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

I love white men! Just not when they're crying about nonexistent persecution.

June 27, 2012 at 4:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

CaliforniaDefender:

Your concern for the poor, underprivileged white man is touching.

Why don't you put together an interested group and reach out to the YMCA to ask them?

June 27, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

Just what America needs: more white men demanding special privileges.

Precisely what does providing this much-appreciated service for a segment of American society take away from anyone else?

June 27, 2012 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

YMCA Offers Women-Only Swim Hours For Muslim Women

I'm proud to be part of a society that works to accommodate healthy options for people groups with genuine needs - especially when other parts of the same society limit access.

Very cool, Copley YMCA. Enjoy the pool time, ladies, and maybe one day I'll join you in a yoga class!

June 27, 2012 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )