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A Mother’s Plea for Safety Improvements On 54th Street

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers Last October, Veronica Cortez’s son Jonathan was killed on 54th Street near Lea Street. He was skateboarding to his father’s house when he was struck by multiple drivers. … Continue reading

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City Kicks Off Sidewalk Assessment

San Diego’s sidewalks may be in for much-needed repairs. Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilman Mark Kersey kicked off a project Friday, Januray 10, 2014, that will assess the city’s 5,000 miles of sidewalks over the next year. | Video … Continue reading

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New City Policy Could Spread the Infrastructure Love

A swath of land along Home Avenue in City Heights has been fenced off since the city said it would build a park there more than a decade ago ago. | Photo Credit: Bianca Bruno By Megan Burks San Diego’s … Continue reading

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Help the City Draft an Infrastructure Budget

Avery the dog on the 3500 block of Polk Avenue | Photo Credit: Dan Shelley, courtesy of The Stumblr By Megan Burks Councilman Mark Kersey wants your help drafting the city’s infrastructure budget. He kicked off a series of meetings … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Ways Communities Can Lobby for Infrastructure

Ryan Jackson, 19, took two buses and his skateboard to a community planning training hosted by the Community Budget Alliance. He says he wanted to find out how to bring more transportation options to his Skyline Hills neighborhood. | Photo … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Revised Budget Calls for Spending on Streetlights

By Liam Dillon San Diego Mayor Bob Filner answered the most persistent criticisms of his first budget with a $6.2 million boost in proposed spending for fixing streets, storm drains, facilities and other crumbling city infrastructure as part of his … Continue reading

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Emerald Calls for a ‘Frank Discussion’ on Park Shortage

By Megan Burks Council President Todd Gloria has convened a new committee on infrastructure. It held its first meeting Monday. Committee Chairman and District 5 Councilman Mark Kersey laid out his plans for the committee last week; they center on … Continue reading

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The Stumblr: New Photo Blog of City’s Worst Sidewalks

Dan Shelley’s dog, Avery, stands on a cracked sidewalk at the 3500 block of Polk Avenue in City Heights in January 2013. | Photo Credit: Dan Shelley By Liam Dillon Dan Shelley takes Avery, his half-Pomeranian half-spaniel, on 20-minute walks … Continue reading

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San Diego’s Nonsensical Sidewalk Rules

By Liam Dillon San Diego has enough miles of sidewalk to stretch from Ocean Beach to New York City then back again. You might not know it, but it’s your responsibility to take care of them. Homeowners and business owners … Continue reading

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