Just when it seemed like we might be in for a lengthy fight over the south University City rezoning, we learned late Thursday afternoon that the city had altogether reversed its position on rezoning south University City.
According to an e-mail sent from the city’s Planning Department to the University City Community Plan Update (CPU) subcommittee, the city will only move forward with “land use scenarios focused on North University City,” and said “no changes will be included for the residential uses in South University City.”
That’s a win for the community, and marks the second time in a month our campaign has successfully pushed back, and won, against City Hall overreach – with the abundant help of neighbors and community stakeholders.
The first time was the dangerous single-lane realignment on the west end of Gold Coast Drive in Mira Mesa. I was the only District 6 candidate to speak out against the traffic realignment, and with our friends in media we helped galvanize neighbors to ensure their voices were also heard. After an apology from Mayor Gloria about the city’s lack of communication, the city restored the previous double-yellow traffic pattern on Gold Coast.
As was the case with Gold Coast, and as was the case when building support for the county’s restoration of the Epicentre, when we look out for each other as neighbors, we get results.
I was the only D6 candidate who decisively spoke out in forum after forum this spring against the rezoning of south University City. I gave straight answers, not circular word salads. I’ve demonstrated the courage and wisdom to stand up to City Hall overreach – and I have the drive and determination to work for you and keep our neighborhoods safe and livable. That’s why I need your support today.
Your primary ballot has arrived. Vote for the only D6 candidate who spoke up and opposed south University City rezoning, and who consistently puts Neighborhoods First.
Join us, and let’s win this for the future of our D6 communities.