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How should our city and region grow in the next 100 years?

Where can we preserve more open space and build new parks?

How should our downtown and neighborhoods develop?

Will we have a world class transportation system?

Can our shoreline remain an amenity?

How will we house our people?

Will “paradise” include Mexico, our neighbors to the south?

Our exceptional quality of life in San Diego does not come by accident. Since 1961, Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3) has fought and successfully advocated for the highest standards in urban design, community planning and access to public open space – and helped answer these questions. We balance our efforts and interests between positive economic growth and the need to preserve our physical environment and quality of life.

C-3 accomplishes this by helping to bring consensus around civic issues; by being a facilitator for civic dialogue and a source for reasoned opinions. We promote good planning and good government. As a member-supported nonprofit organization, we play the crucial role of uniting citizens to jointly craft solutions to the challenges we face in our city and region.

Why You Should Support C-3

Our generous sponsors help C-3 support our operations, strengthen our voice, reach and inspire our members, and bolster our advocacy efforts on specific issues. We are a grassroots, member-managed organization, and we need the support of the community to fulfill our mission and purpose. By supporting C-3, you will increase your visibility and access to a highly engaged and skilled group that is invested in ensuring our city’s quality of life.

Our Members

Our 200-plus members are professionals in planning, land use, urban design, politics and policy, and related fields, who promote education and dialog concerning physical design, economic and social development programs, and the environment. They are among the most informed and influential citizens of the region, and often serve in key government and private-sector decision making positions.

What We Do:

  • Annual Membership Event
  • Six Annual Breakfast Dialogues (Attendance: 50-100 members and non-members)
  • Six Annual Urban Crawls or Special Advocacy Events
  • Publications

"Temporary Paradise? A Look at the Special Landscape of the San Diego Region"

Sustainable Paradise: A Vision for the Future of the San Diego/Tijuana Metropolitan Region”

“Toward Permanent Paradise?

“Citizens Coordinate and the Battle for City Planning in San Diego”, Clare Crane

C-3 Speaks Newsletter

Vision Papers / White Papers

Support / Opposition Documents
  • Advocacy

Coordination with professional organizations and non-profits

Forums & workshops

Testify at public hearings and committee meetings

For questions or more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email c3sandiego@sbcglobal.net or call (858) 633-3860.




C-3 Title Series Sponsor

C-3 Communications Sponsor


858.633.3860  |  c3sandiego@gmail.com

2127 Olympic Parkway

Suite 1006

Chula Vista, CA 91915


Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to education and advocacy on issues of policy, planning, and design throughout the San Diego region. Federal Tax ID: 95-2593199

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