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Hillcrest Town Council's Sept. 2015 newsletter

Hillcrest Town Council September 2015 Newsletter

Join us at our next Community Meeting!

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 8

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Joyce Beers Community Center at The HUB | Hillcrest Market (formerly known as the Uptown Shopping District)


6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

  • Jessica Mier for Congresswoman Susan Davis
  • Toni Duran for Speaker Toni Atkins
  • Katelyn Hailey for Senator Marty Block
  • Nerea Urtasun for County Supervisor Ron Roberts 
  • Adriana Martinez for Councilmember Todd Gloria 
  • Julio DeGuzman for the City Attorney's Office 
  • Benny Cartwright for The Center
  • Hospital Representatives:

    • Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest
    • Monica Montano for Scripps Mercy  

    7 pm: Health Issues

    Several speakers will provide information about health topics of particular importance to the the Hillcrest community. We have Brendan Kremer, Chief Administrative Officer, who will speak for a few minutes regarding UC San Diego Health more broadly and their work in the community more specifically. From there, he and Zachary Schlagel will participate in a check presentation to the Hillcrest Town Council for upgrades to the Joyce Beers Community Center's media equipment. Also, Karen Mitchell-Keels will provide an update on her Emergency Department Community Placement Project. A representative from Scipps Mercy will be in attendance, as well.

    Free Health Screening!

    Beginning at 5:30 pm in front of Joyce Beers Community Center, UCSD Health will be providing free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings (finger stick rapid tests). Also, Scripps Health will be providing free body fat testing.

    SAVE THE DATE for the 2015 Holiday Potluck

    SAVE THE DATE: Dec. 8 for our annual Holiday Potluck! The Hillcrest Town Council will be joining the Bankers Hill Community Group for a Holiday Potluck with our neighbors at their location at 3030 Front St. More information to come as we get closer to the date.

    Upcoming Community Discussion of Parking

    At our Oct. 13 meeting, we would like to have an open discussion on parking issues. In past years, our surveys indicate that parking is Hillcrest's #1 issue for residents. We expect that hasn't changed much.

    The Parking District has been asked to look into replacing parallel parking with angle parking on some streets and to consider residential permit parking in some areas of Hillcrest. Come and tell us how these potential changes would affect you, how you think they might best be implemented (if at all), and what other ideas you have for making parking more equitable and accessible.

    AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

    The Hillcrest Town Council is pleased to announce we have formed a team to support the 26th Annual AIDS Walk & Run. We are walking to raise funds for our neighbors, friends, and others who are living with HIV/AIDS. Please join our team and/or contribute to our efforts!

    The HTC team set a goal to raise $1,000 by Sept. 26. Help us reach our goal by visiting our team website and joining our team. If you can't make it on the 26th or are unable to walk with us, you can still make a contribution.

    Our team leader is Luke Terpstra. Feel free to contact him at luketerpstra@cox.net with any questions. Thank you and we hope to see you on Saturday, Sept. 26!

    Find the Hillcrest Town Council online HERE.