Mission Beach Residents Upset With Loss of Park, Size of Proposed Buildings and Loss of Alleys
By Mike Meyers
By Mike Meyers
By Anna Daniels / San Diego Free Press
We were told last year that our water rates in the City of San Diego would go up on January 1st of 2016. That prompted me to look a little more closely at the most recent bill which includes December and January.
This year’s bill for the winter months, when outside watering was unnecessary, broke a hundred dollars for the first time.
Yes, the rates have gone up. But in addition to the amount due, other information on the bill caught my eye.
As cities search for solutions to homelessness, Portland’s Dignity Village offers 60 men and women community and safety.
By Marcus Harrison Green / Yes! Magazine
On a frigid January morning in Portland, Ore., a tour through Dignity Village follows the same path its residents are required to travel. All were, or are, homeless.
Newcomers to this homeless refuge huddle in the warming station, a small portable with photos of smiling former residents and where they are required to stay during a 60-day probationary period. They hope to graduate to a small makeshift home like Karen, a three-month resident whose boisterous laugh carries through the village.
Editor: John Ambert is the Chair of the OB Planning Board. While on Tuesday, Feb. 9th, the city moved to cut down the Torrey Pines on Saratoga, Ambert spent much of the day behind the scenes trying to get answers and force the city to reconsider its action. We applaud him for those efforts and post the following memo he sent Councilwoman Zapf’s office. His points are spot-on.
By John Ambert
On-Site Permitting: The Atlas crew could not produce any permits today what so ever. No Tree work permit, no road closure permit, no authorization from the city. Absolutely nothing. If this is indeed for emergency purposes, this kind of activity must have some sort of authorization from the City to demonstrate this is a coordinated activity. Also there was no notice provided to residents or postings around the area. The city needs to do much better in this department.
Community Engagement: …