Fueling visions of a dystopian future, private firefighters are increasingly being contracted by wealthy homeowners. In the age of tax cuts, budget shortfalls, and small government movements, some are worried that the growth of this industry reflects growing income and wealth inequality. [Read more…] about Private firefighters for wealthy homeowners a growing industry
The photo above shows how the historic Cabrillo Bridge was conceptualized to serve as the grand and ceremonial entrance to Balboa Park. The bridge was designed by Bertram Goodhue for Panama California Exposition of 1915. It has fulfilled its concept admirably. However, a bypass bridge will soon mar the bridge in such as way that defeats the intended effect of the design, i.e., the lone elegant arched viaduct entrance into the park. [Read more…] about What San Diego will soon mar for a parking garage
The results are in: San Diego UrbDeZine voters want dockless bikes and scooters to be free from significant restrictions. 56.5% of those voting in the poll wanted no or minimal restrictions. 39.13% wanted unattended bikes to be kept off the sidewalk or limited to designated areas. 4.35% wanted dockless bikes and scooters banned from the city.
Building Industry Association (BIA) CEO Borre Winckel and Citizens Coordinate for Century 3 (C-3, a non-profit that advocates sustainable urban planning in San Diego) President Kathleen Ferrier recently debated the Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside (SOS) ballot initiative. The initiative was described by East County Magazine as follows:
If passed, the measure would require voter approval of amendments to the San Diego County General Plan that significantly increase density on parcels in the unincorporated county now designated for farming, open space, and wildlife uses.
The email exchange contained a passionate and informative conversation with directly conflicting ideas about how the measure might impact development, housing, and the environment in San Diego County.
Thank you to the team at Architectural Concepts, Inc. (www.4designs.com): Plan submittal and corrections. Precious!
Parking Day is today. Here are some pics from San Diego. [Read more…] about Park(ing) Day!