Miss our February meeting? This is just some of the fun we had:
Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm by Luke Terpstra. Attendees were asked to introduce themselves and say what they like about Hillcrest. Following are some of the comments:
• all the public regalia
• it’s a fun place
• the book stores
• historic character and visitors
• imaginative people
• lots of local color
• the clean team
• it’s the people – the good neighbors
• fun bars and restaurants
• comic book stores and restaurants
• a very engaged community
• the fashion and easy to talk to people
• you can be yourself and people love you for it
• ability to walk everywhere “walkability”
• the old houses and the neighborhoods
• a welcoming community
• great volunteers
• open to all groups
• Balboa Park
• Freedom to be individual
Jessica Poole, from Congress Woman Susan Davis’ office, announced a telephone “town-hall” on 2/29/12 @ 7pm and a visit from the Congresswoman at an upcoming HTC meeting – date TBA.
Gibran Maciel, from Assembly Member Toni Atkins’ office, announced that Ms. Atkins is working on the wind down of redevelopment, establishing a middle class scholarship fund and reduced tuition at SDSU.
Anthony Bernal, from Council Member Todd Gloria’s office ,announced Todd’s support of the extension of the interim height ordinance and a “Coffee with Your Council Member” on 2.25.12 at Rebecca’s coffee shop in South Park.
Monica Montano, from Scripps Mercy Hospital, announced completion of the ED expansion and tour availability plus an upcoming lecture series on topics to be suggested by the community.
Zachary Schlagel, from UCSD Medical Center, announced that the traffic study has been completed and UCSD would like to give a presentation of the study at a future HTC meeting in March or April.
Dave McCulloch announced the he is working on the Harvey Milk community project proposing to rename Blaine Street to Harvey Milk Street.
Kath Rogers, from California Against Slavery, announced the state-wide petition initiative to increase penalties for sex traffickers and increase assistance for victims and requested signatures on the petition.
Dr. Steven Greenwald announced his candidacy for Mayor of San Diego.
Dan Sodoberg , from SOHO, announced that the city council passed a resolution that historic buildings can not be destroyed without permission.
Rich Gorin, Chair of the HTC Development Committee resented the committee’s goals for the upcoming year. The presentation is posted on the HTC website.
Ben Nicholls, from the Hillcrest Business Association, presented a proposal for a large rainbow flag, similar to the one in the Castro District of San Francisco, to be installed at the corner of Normal & University. Mr. Nichols was seeking community input on the project. A lively discussion ensued. Following discussion a motion was made by Sean Sala for HTC to support the concept of the rainbow flag project. The motion was seconded by Roy Dahl. The motion passed with a vote of 13 in favor, 4 opposed and 2 abstentions.
Tim Gahagan, HTC Treasurer, made a motion to amend the HTC bylaws to allow the Board to fill vacancies in the event of an absence of candidates. The motion was seconded by Anne Haule and it passed with 16 in favor and 0 opposed.
Hillcrest Town Council meets at 6:30pm each second Tuesday of the month at the Joyce Beers Community Center, located in the heart of Hillcrest on Vermont Street in the Ralphs shopping center.