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The State Of San Diego’s Inner City


Christopher Yanov, executive director of Reality Changers, an organization in City Heights that helps inner-city kids go to college

Murtaza Baxamusa, director of planning and development with the San Diego Building Trades Family Housing Corporation


Interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria will present the annual state of the city address Wednesday night.

Gloria is expected to assess San Diego's overall condition as the city moves on from the turmoil of the Bob Filner scandal.

But overall assessments can leave out a lot.

Under-served areas of San Diego are often not included in the big plans and policy agendas of city leaders. So the nonprofit Reality Changers will offer its own address, focusing on the state of San Diego's inner-city.

The issues range from the need for quality education to better-paying jobs for struggling San Diegans.


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