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C-3 June Breakfast Dialogue Press Release


Thursday, June 23, 2016


Gimme Shelter! Solving San Diego's Homelessness Crisis - Sooner Rather than Later


C-3 and Voice of San Diego Partner for Special Quarterly Breakfast Dialogue Series
June 23rd Event to Address Housing and Other Solutions


(SAN DIEGO) June 14, 2016 – Citizens Coordinate for Century 3’s (C-3) and Voice of San Diego (VOSD) have partnered for special quarterly Breakfast Dialogue series titled “Voices of San Diego: Our Most Challenging Issues.” The series, part of C-3’s regular monthly Breakfast Dialogues, will focus on narratives such as school quality, growth and housing, water, transit and nonprofits. 



C-3 March Breakfast Dialogue Press Release


Thursday, March 24, 2016


The Neighborhood School Dilemma: Should I Stay or Go?


C-3 and Voice of San Diego Partner for Special Quarterly Breakfast Dialogue Series
March 24 Event to Cover Connections Between Neighborhood Schools and their Communities


(SAN DIEGO) March 14, 2016 – Citizens Coordinate for Century 3’s (C-3) and Voice of San Diego (VOSD) have partnered for special quarterly Breakfast Dialogue series titled “Voices of San Diego: Our Most Challenging Issues.” The series, part of C-3’s regular monthly Breakfast Dialogues, will focus on narratives such as school quality, growth and housing, water, transit and nonprofits. 


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  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:05 PM | C3 Administrator (Administrator)

    The Resurgence of Tijuana: C-3’s September 24 Breakfast Dialogue 

    Introduces San Diegans to Tijuana’s Emerging Urban Development Projects


    (SAN DIEGO) Sept. 14, 2015 – The future of the Tijuana-San Diego cross-border region has been on the radar screens of citizens and public officials for decades. Following the post-9/11 decade of inactivity, during the last five years, the pendulum has swung back and San Diego and Tijuana are ready to plan and build an infrastructure that embraces our cross-border future.

    On Thursday, September 24 from 7 to 9 a.m. at Balboa Park’s The Prado, Citizen’s Coordinate for Century 3’s (C-3) Breakfast Dialogue will present “Our Border/Bi-National Region: The Resurgence of Tijuana.”

    As a result of the impacts of post 9/11 Homeland Security, concerns of drug smuggling and a global recession, cross-border planning projects had low priority, but today urban development projects and activities that define Tijuana’s economic and cultural resurgence over the past half-decade are beginning to emerge, creating exciting and innovative experiences and opportunities for both sides of the border.  

    Moderated by Larry Herzog, Ph.D., SDSU professor of city planning, guest speakers for the event will include:

    • ·         Emma Cruz and Miguel Marshall co-founders of HUB STN, a bi-national technology and collaborative work space in downtown Tijuana.
    • ·         Illya Haro, an independent art curator in Tijuana, will discuss the emerging downtown Tijuana art scene.
    • ·         Rene Peralta, director of the Master of Science in architecture program at Woodbury University in San Diego, will present an ecological revitalization plan for the river zone of Tijuana.
    • ·         Mario C. López, president/CEO of The Border Group LLC., will highlight areas of Tijuana’s revitalization and the importance of cross-border cooperation.

    As a member-supported nonprofit organization, C-3 plays a crucial role of uniting citizens to jointly craft solutions to the challenges faced in our city and region.

    C-3 monthly Breakfast Dialogues are at The Prado, 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers and $25 for students. For reservations or more information, visit www.c3sandiego.org or call 858-277-0900.

    C-3’s Breakfast Dialogue Series is sponsored by sustaining partner SDG&E.

    About C-3:
    Founded in 1961, C-3’s mission is to advocate, educate and navigate solutions for maintaining high standards of environmental quality, physical design, economic benefit and social progress. C-3 accomplishes this by being a conduit for information, a facilitator for civic dialogue and a source for reasoned opinions.

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    Contact:         Jean Walcher, J. Walcher Communications
    jean@jwalcher.com; 619.295.7140


  • Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:53 PM | Diego Velasco (Administrator)

    C-3 representatives met with David Giffen, Director of Environmental and Land Use Management for the San Diego Unified Port District, to present proposals for increased public participation in park and open space planning within the Port’s jurisdiction, as well as improved coordination between the Port and other public agencies carrying out open space planning in the vicinity of San Diego Bay.  This was a follow-up to Giffen’s participation in C-3’s recent breakfast dialogue on “Green Space and Connections: Will Coordinated Strategies Link San Diego’s Bays?”.


  • Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:13 PM | Diego Velasco (Administrator)

    C-3 will join Circulate SD on July 1, 2014 to help SANDAG craft a Regional Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy intended to spur more effective TOD in our region. An esteemed panel of professional planners, developers, real estate experts, government officials and community leaders will speak on various aspects of TOD planning, policy and implementation. A discussion will be followed by bre

    C-3 will join Circulate SD on July 1, 2014 to help SANDAG craft a Regional Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy intended to spur more effective TOD in our region. An esteemed panel of professional planners, developers, real estate experts, government officials and community leaders will speak on various aspects of TOD planning, policy and implementation. A discussion will be followed by break-out group sessions focused on different aspects of TOD. C-3 will lead a session on Community Design and Placemaking. Go to CirculateSD.org for more information.
    C-3 will join Circulate SD on July 1, 2014 to help SANDAG craft a Regional Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Strategy intended to spur more effective TOD in our region. An esteemed panel of professional planners, developers, real estate experts, government officials and community leaders will speak on various aspects of TOD planning, policy and implementation. A discussion will be followed by break-out group sessions focused on different aspects of TOD. C-3 will lead a session on Community Design and Placemaking. Go to CirculateSD.org for more information.
  • Friday, April 11, 2014 8:30 AM | C3 Administrator (Administrator)

    FUNDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE IN A POST REDEVELOPMENT ERA

     

    (SAN DIEGO) April 11, 2014 C-3 cosponsored this half day forum along with six other organizations* in order to explore solutions our region might pursue in the current environment.  Four speakers, coming from different perspectives, were Mike Burnett (architect and infill developer), Hon. Toni Atkins (Speaker-elect of the California Assembly), Nico Calavita (retired professor of City Planning at SDSU) and Claudia Cappio (Executive Director of CalHFA and acting director of the state Department of Housing and Community Development).  The session was moderated by Betsy Morris, immediate past president of C-3.

    More than 130 attendees registered for the forum, representing virtually every sector of interest and geography in our region.  They concluded that, while the housing crisis is dire for affected families and bad for the economy, there is some hope on the horizon for addressing affordable housing issues. 

    A sampling of “take away” ideas include:

    ·       Specific plans have value in defining and expediting the infill development process. Expeditious results come from working within existing development regulations and respecting existing conditions onsite.

    ·       Infill development can enhance existing neighborhoods when done sensitively and creatively.

    ·       The SANDAG Smart Growth and other incentive funds add to project feasibility and community receptivity.

    ·       It is possible to produce affordable housing onsite without financial subsidy. 

    ·       California leads the nation in the number of homeless people, yet the solutions for homelessness are known – we know what to do but need will and funding to do more.

    ·       City actions to invest in infrastructure and other public facilities or to intensify land use and zoning designations add unearned value to the land.  Cities should capture a portion of this “enhanced value” for public benefit, including affordable housing and community amenities.  It is critical that programs to capture public benefits be in place before or at the same time as the value-generating actions.

    ·       San Diegans can learn from other communities that are linking enhanced value with enhanced public benefit.  Jurisdictions need to access sophisticated skill sets necessary to analyze value as well as a new language for land value recapture to educate policy makers and the public.

    ·       State agencies are working to “connect the [policy and funding] dots” and work across silos.  It is important to work together to do this locally too.  There are new linkages to connect housing with health care, transportation, etc.

    ·       We need to support legislators seeking new tools.  State proposals that could provide funding for infrastructure and affordable housing need concerted support (e.g., AB639/Proposition 41, SB 391, Cap and Trade implementation, California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank enhancements, Medicare waivers).

    ·       Local input into allocation decisions for state funds is important.

    Professor Calavita’s informative PowerPoint presentation is available here.

     

    *Cosponsors include:  League of Women Voters, San Diego Housing Federation, ULI San Diego/Tijuana, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the San Diego chapters of both Partners for Livable Places and Common Cause. 

    This forum was offered at no charge thanks, in part, to use of the facilities at the First United Methodist Church.

     

    About C-3:

    Founded in 1961, C-3’s mission is to advocate, educate and navigate solutions for maintaining high standards of environmental quality, physical design, economic benefit and social progress. C-3 accomplishes this by being a conduit for information, a facilitator for civic dialogue and a source for reasoned opinions.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:55 PM | C3 Administrator (Administrator)

    DIVING INTO THE GOVERNOR’S PLAN TO SOLVE OUR WATER CRISIS

    C-3’s February 27 Breakfast Dialogue Explores the Governor’s Bay Delta Plan

     

    (SAN DIEGO) January 30, 2014 – Decisions are being made now that will affect San Diego’s water future for decades to come. Many of those decisions center on the fate of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, a fragile estuary that provides about a third of our region’s water and is critical to maintaining our economic well-being and quality of life.

     

    Citizen’s Coordinate for Century 3’s (C-3) next Breakfast Dialogue, Thursday, Feb. 27,

    7 a.m., presents an important opportunity to be involved in policy making regarding the Delta. A panel of experts, including Dennis Cushman, assistant general manager of San Diego County Water Authority, and Andrew Poat, consultant to California Resources Agency, will participate.

     

    Tens of millions of Californians rely on the Delta – about 500 miles from San Diego – as a unique environmental habitat, recreational resource, agricultural economy and vital source of water. Governor Brown has proposed plans to address 150 years of uncoordinated actions that have altered water courses and natural habitats, while undermining water reliability for Southern California.

     

    C-3’s new board member, Cary Lowe, will moderate the panel discussion which will explore a number of pressing questions, including how much water the proposals would make available locally, and how much ratepayers will have to pay to assure that Southern California has an adequate supply of water now and in the future.

     

    Lowe holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and was chair of the San Diego City Council’s Water Policy Implementation Task Force. He is a land use lawyer with over 40 years of experience in a broad range of cases involving land use and environmental issues and is a credentialed mediator with the Land Use & Environmental Mediation Group of the National Conflict Resolution Center.

     

    Cushman leads the Water Authority’s externally focused water policy initiatives and programs designed to diversify and improve the reliability of the region’s water supply. He also directs the legislative advocacy programs of the Water Authority in Sacramento, Calif., and Washington, D.C.

     

    With over thirty years of experience in public policy, economic development and government, Poat works as a consultant, appearing on behalf of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan Outreach team in support of the Resources Agency of the State of California.

     

    The event is open to the public and will be held at downtown's Wyndham Hotel, 1355 N. Harbor Drive. For reservations, visit www.c3sandiego.orgor call 858-277-0900.

     

    About C-3:

    Founded in 1961, C-3’s mission is to advocate, educate and navigate solutions for maintaining high standards of environmental quality, physical design, economic benefit and social progress. C-3 accomplishes this by being a conduit for information, a facilitator for civic dialogue and a source for reasoned opinions.

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    Contact:          Jean Walcher, J. Walcher Communications

    jean@jwalcher.com; 619-295-7140

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013 4:53 PM | C3 Administrator (Administrator)

    Sustainability in Vienna: World’s Most Livable City

    C3’s August 22 Breakfast Dialogue Explores Vienna’s Sustainability

     

    (SAN DIEGO) August 8, 2013 – Vienna, long known for its beauty, is also noted for being one of the world’s most sustainable cities. On Thursday, August 22, at

    7 a.m., the Citizen’s Coordinate for Century 3’s (C3) Breakfast Dialogue will welcome special guest Manuel Ziegler, a visiting scholar at the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) and World Resources Sim Center, to discuss the many progressive public policies and outcomes that make Vienna one of the world’s most livable cities. 

    Ziegler is an expert in the field of renewable energies and energy efficiency; he will discuss topics related to urban design, transportation, public spaces, energy generation, water conservation and more. He’ll reveal Vienna’s “best practices” for which it was ranked No. 1 in the Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey. The honor identifies the cities with the best infrastructure based on electricity supply, water availability, telephone and mail services, public transportation, traffic congestion and more.

    A panel of local experts, including Elyse Lowe, (Move San Diego), Scott Anders (USD Energy Policy Initiatives Center) and Bill Anderson (AECOM and President of American Planning Association) will also participate and share recommendations for San Diego.

    The event will take place at Downtown's Wyndham Hotel, 1355 N. Harbor Drive and is open to the public. Doors open at 7 a.m.; program starts at 7:30 a.m.

    C3’s Breakfast Series is sponsored by SDG&E; sponsors for this Breakfast Dialogue are BRG Consulting and Law Office of Cary Lowe. Tickets (including continental breakfast) are $25 for C3 members and $35 for non-members. For reservations, visit http://www.c3sandiego.org/ or call 858-277-0900.

    About C3:

    Founded in 1961, C3’s mission is to advocate, educate and navigate solutions for maintaining high standards of environmental quality, physical design, economic benefit and social progress. C3 accomplishes this by being a conduit for information, a facilitator for civic dialogue and a source for reasoned opinions.

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    Contact:          Jean Walcher, J. Walcher Communications

    jean@jwalcher.com; 619-295-7140

  • Friday, June 14, 2013 12:19 PM | C3 Administrator (Administrator)

     

    Contact:          Jean Walcher, J. Walcher Communications

    jean@jwalcher.com; 619-295-7140

     

     

    ARE FOOD ISSUES AT THE ROOT OF SAN DIEGO’S FUTURE?

    C3’s June 27 Breakfast Dialogue Addresses Our Food Movement

     

    (SAN DIEGO) June 10, 2013 – Do you know where your food comes from? How far it travels? How many hands touched it? How it was processed before it got to your table?

    A slew of answers to these and other food questions will be addressed at the Citizen’s Coordinate for Century 3’s (C3) next Breakfast Dialogue, Thursday, June 27, 7 a.m., at downtown's Wyndham Hotel, 1355 N. Harbor Drive. The event is open to the public.

    San Diego County is home to over 6,000 family-owned farms, and recently, First Lady Michelle Obama visited a community garden in City Heights, making headlines across the country. She wanted to know – and so do we: how did San Diego become center-stage for food production and culture in the country? Most people think we nourish our bodies with tacos and sunshine!

    The truth is that the production and culture of food fuels our future. Its management contributes to sustaining public health, promoting social justice and planning the growth of our cities. Indeed, the food industry we easily take for granted is integral in planning for the future of the San Diego region.

    A panel of local experts, led by moderator and food writer Caron Golden, include:

    • Noel Stehly, Stehly Farms
    • Priya Reddy, New Roots
    • Julianna Arnett, San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative / Community Health Improvement Partners
    • Trish Watlington, Red Door Restaurant
    • Lucila De Alejandro, co-owner, Suzie’s Farm

    The panelists will describe the role that their organizations play in shaping San Diego's food economy and culture, and present a lively discussion around the following issues:

    •-       The barriers to food access and food production 

    •-       How our food planning addresses the needs of lower income communities; and can we even tackle issues of social and economic justice, food security, ethnicity and culture with food?

    •-       The state of the farm-to-table movement in San Diego: a fad? Simply a trend of upper class foodies and hipsters? Or, more importantly – is it about public health and quality of life?

    •-       How planning ensures that we reserve land for agricultural uses. Is there even room for agriculture in San Diego anymore?

    Ample opportunity for audience questions will follow the panel discussion.

    Sponsored by Baldwin & Sons, tickets are $25 for C3 members and $35 for non-members. For reservations, visit http://www.c3sandiego.org/ or call 858-277-0900.

     

    About C3:

    Founded in 1961, C3’s mission is to advocate, educate and navigate solutions for maintaining high standards of environmental quality, physical design, economic benefit and social progress. C3 accomplishes this by being a conduit for information, a facilitator for civic dialogue and a source for reasoned opinions.

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