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Forum on BLVD63 Parking Proposal
April 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Note: As plans for the forum come together we’ll make additions/changes to this page.
The Rolando Community Council is hosting a forum to discuss proposed changes at BLVD63.
What are the changes being proposed?
We are awaiting exact language, but the general idea is that the city and the new owner of BLVD63, Pierce Education Properties, would like to revisit a 2014 agreement made between the original developer of the property and the city. Specifically, they are proposing to include parking in the existing parking structure for all residents if the city will allow them to rent by the bedroom instead of by the unit. (Units range in size from studio to 4 bedrooms) Currently, tenants of the building pay an additional fee to park in the garage so many opt to park on the surrounding streets.
Why are we hosting this forum?
The Rolando Community Council is hosting this forum in response to a request from District 9 Councilmember Georgette Gomez’s office. They contacted us asking for a way to solicit input from the community and we felt like it’d be best to have a dedicated gathering on the topic rather than trying to fit it into our monthly public meeting.
What are the outcomes of this forum?
- Community members will learn about the proposed changes, the justification for the changes from the perspective of the city and property owners, and any anticipated positive/negative impact on the community. Additionally, community members will be invited to ask questions about the proposed changes.
- Community members will be asked to share their thoughts on the proposed changes with councilmember Gomez’s office by April 10th. (Verbally at the forum or in writing to the council offices)
- Community members will be invited to attend the Eastern Area Planning Commission meeting in April.
What is the format for the forum?
5 minutes – Board opening, what we are hoping to accomplish, ground rules
15 minutes – District 9 provides background on what led to these suggested changes, their offices involvement, etc.
15 minutes – BLVD63 explains what they are hoping for with these changes
15 minutes – Q & A from the Rolando Community Council board members
30 minutes – Q & A from the community
Representatives from BLVD63/Pierce Education Properties will stay for Q&A after the forum has ended.
Who will be presenting at the forum?
Representative(s) from Pierce Education Properties
Representative(s) from Georgette Gomez’s District 9 office
The forum will be moderated by Adam McLane, RCC vice president
Does the RCC have a position on these proposed changes?
No, the board is not taking a position. Our aim is to make sure the community is informed, has an opportunity to have their questions answered, and to invite them to share their feedback directly to the District 9 office.
The RCC sponsors and promotes many neighborhood-friendly events. Join us for Rolando’s community activities and traditions!
RCC Community Meetings
Once a month, RCC invites the community to meet together, exchange ideas, and hear from guest speakers about topics of local importance. This is a great opportunity to stay informed about our community and city goings-on, speak up if you have an idea, and meet neighbors of similar interests to get things done.
Community Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at the United Domestic Workers Hall, 4833 Seminole Drive. “Meet-n-greet” begins in the cafeteria at 6:00PM; the night’s agenda begins at 6:30PM and usually ends around 7:45PM. Unless issues of special significance arise there are no community meetings in July or August.
Rolando Night Out
The Rolando Community Council sponsors a “get to know your neighbors” event called Rolando Night Out. We select a local dining establishment and ask neighbors to join us to share goings-on, the latest community news, and relax and catch up. Check our home page for the latest venue. Stay tuned for updates on this fun neighborhood event!
Rolando Summer Concerts, Picnics, & Holiday Party Events
Over the years hundreds of neighbors have gathered together and enjoyed our summer concerts and Holiday Parties in December. Thank you to all who attended this month’s summer picnic and music jam! We hope next year is bigger and better and check back often to get the latest updates.
There is only one annual Halloween parade in the San Diego and it happens right here in Rolando! The College Area Business Improvement District (BID) organizes the annual BOO! Parade on El Cajon Blvd. and RCC actively supports it. RCC helps support this fun event and also sponsors a float which neighbors help plan, build, and costume to bring some spooky cheer to one of San Diego’s most unique events. For more information about the parade, visit the BOO! site here!