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Hillcrest Town Council to show neighborly love at meeting TONIGHT

SAN DIEGO -- The Hillcrest Town Council invites those who love Hillcrest to attend its monthly meeting tonight - Valentine's Day - at 6:30 pm.

The meeting will start off with a discussion on: "What makes our neighborhood so loved?"

Meeting participants are encouraged to speak up and share reasons why they love Hillcrest with the group.

Following the discussion, the residents group will hear updates from local elected officials about community issues and time will be allotted for public comment.

Other discussion topics will focus on parking, homelessness, and various organizational business items.

Benjamin Nicholls of the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) will give a presentation on the proposed Hillcrest Pride Flag.

Approved last week by the Uptown Planners, the proposal is to install a 65-foot flag pole on the median on Normal Street at University Avenue. The pole will fly a rainbow flag year-round.

Supporters of the Hillcrest Pride Flag are sharing the details of the project with various community groups to allay any concerns and answer questions. While Nicholls is only scheduled to give a presentation on the project to HTC, Luke Terpstra, the group's chair, said that any member of his organization could choose to make a motion in support of it at tonight's meeting, which would be followed by a vote.

Members of HTC are considered to be those who reside in Hillcrest.

The meeting will take place at the Joyce Beers Community Center on Vermont Street, just north of University Avenue, in the Uptown District Shopping Center. The group's leaders remind those who attend that parking is limited to two hours in the shopping center surface street lots.

For more information about HTC, click HERE.

About the Hillcrest Town Council

The Hillcrest Town Council was founded in January 2007 and hit the ground running. The group formed committees to address the concerns of the neighborhood — Development, Litter/Graffiti, Centennial, Crime and a Steering Committee. HTC Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 pm at the Joyce Beers Community Center in the Uptown Shopping District. Guest speakers educate neighbors on issues that affect us and there is also an opportunity for area residents to voice concerns to each other, as well as to our government representatives.