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New City America, Inc.'s management proposal for Hillcrest's Normal Street released

New City America, Inc.'s management proposal for Hillcrest's Normal Street released

The Hillcrest Business Association has shared with San Diego LGBT News more information about the portion of Hillcrest that has been the subject of fairly intense community debate, with a proposal present to carve Normal Street and the Hillcrest Pride Flag into an area called "The West End." 

Outrage grows over plans for Pride Plaza

Outrage grows over plans for Pride Plaza

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has recently shared information that the office of Councilmember Chris Ward has been advancing a plan to create a special management district in University Heights and include Hillcrest’s Normal Street in the district. 

Councilmember Chris Ward to host virtual town hall to discuss city budget

City of San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward and Independent Budget Analyst Andrea Tevlin will host a virtual town hall meeting this Friday, May 1 to discuss the city's proposed FY2021 Budget. Below, see Councilmember Ward's note to the community which includes additional information about the event and how to participate.

Dear Neighbor-

Council Member Chris Ward to hold next neighborhood coffee in Normal Heights

Council Member Chris Ward to hold next neighborhood coffee in Normal Heights

San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward invites the community to his next "Coffee with Councilmember Chris Ward" on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9-10:30 am. This particular coffee event will be held in and focused on the Normal Heights neighborhood, but everyone is welcome.

Promenade coming to Hillcrest according to Councilmember Ward

"The promenade, which will span Normal Street from University to Lincoln avenues, also includes a proposal for more than 70 additional parking space realignments."

The Normal Street corridor has long been the topic of ideas in Hillcrest a lot of which hinder on the approval of not only the community but The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

No rainbow crosswalks in San Diego, but it's not out of the question

A mock up plan of rainbow crosswalks at University and Fifth Avenues in Hillcrest.

Across the country, busy neighborhoods in Atlanta, Houston, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, West Hollywood, and Washington, D.C are celebrating LGBT Pride by adding permanent rainbow crosswalks to their city streets. San Diego isn’t on that list which has some people wondering why. 

Mayor, local officials mark progress on library construction in Uptown

Continuing his commitment to improving all neighborhoods, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by State Assemblymember Todd Gloria and City Councilmember Chris Ward to mark progress on construction for a state-of-the-art library in Uptown.  

SD Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event

The mayor said San Diego is coming off the best tourism year ever and these two events continually offer the best the city has to offer.

San Diego Pride Parade draws more people than Comic-Con each year and generates millions of dollars to the local economy. The parade sees an estimated 200,000 people; Comic-Con, 135,000. 

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and other community leaders including Councilmember Chris Ward discussed how these two major annual events are important for the city’s economy.