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Neighborhoods Disturbed by Development Changes Proposed at City Hall

Neighborhood groups disturbed by how redevelopment is managed in the city of San Diego will meet tonight to define their priorities. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

Neighborhoods Disturbed by Development Changes Proposed at City Hall

Neighborhood groups disturbed by how redevelopment is managed in the city of San Diego will meet tonight to define their priorities. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.

The meeting is the first time neighborhood groups in San Diego have joined forces to consider future changes in the way redevelopment is done at the city

Two corporations manage redevelopment in downtown and several square miles in south east. Both corporations, CCDC and SEDC,  are in hot water for their presidents' unethical behavior. 

Redevelopment in other neighborhoods is managed by city staff.

This month, the city council will consider changes. Rather than reabsorbing the corporations’ work back into the city, where public oversight would be easier, the council will consider moving all development services outside city government.

Community groups say they want to make sure their interests are represented. They want development that does not create higher housing density without creating better roads, more parks and enough police services.

Alison St John, KPBS news.