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Event: Marti Emerald & BLVD 63 Town Hall Meeting

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Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Location: United Domestic Workers (UDW) Community Hall - old Methodist Church

Address: 4855 Seminole Drive
San Diego, CA

Description: Rolando Community Council (RCC) would like to make you aware that Councilmember Marti Emerald will be holding a town hall meeting this weekend to speak one-on-one with Rolando residents and discuss concerns and issues that are important to us. The meeting will be this coming Saturday from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the UDW Homecare Providers Union Hall located at 4855 Seminole Drive at the corner of El Cajon Blvd.

We are aware that many businesses from our local area are expected to attend this event and voice support for the student housing development project being built at the Centrepoint site, now called “BLVD 63.” RCC is calling on the community to attend this event as well to ensure local residents’ views are also well-represented. If you have time this Saturday morning, please consider attending this meeting to make your voice heard to our elected city officials. Our representatives will only know our views if we make them known plainly!

Issues that RCC has previously voiced that we feel would benefit from additional individual support include:

1. City & Marti should lead parking and traffic mitigation efforts in the neighborhoods around BLVD 63.
2. City & Marti should support an El Cajon Blvd. mobility study which is a high priority for all neighborhoods from Fairmont to the City boundary with La Mesa.
3. City & Marti should ensure the $7.2 million in development impact fees from BLVD 63 are invested in Rolando and surrounding impacted areas.
4. City & Marti should lead our efforts to ensure high-density student housing projects are never be allowed to gain city approval without prior community input.
5. Any other issues or concerns you may have such as to how the development will impact you.

We appreciate your time and consideration. Below, you can also find a link to a recent article in San Diego Reader about BLVD 63:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014/feb/19/ticker-rolando-residents-fight-dorm-style-project