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Hillcrest Town Council update

Hillcrest Town Council update on homelessness, hepatitis A crisis

By Benny Cartwright

The Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, saw one of its largest crowds in recent years, with over 145 people in attendance to hear District 3 Councilmember Chris Ward speak about his strategies to address homelessness in San Diego.

With the homeless situation particularly visible in urban areas like Hillcrest, many residents spoke up demanding immediate solutions.

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Hillcrest Town Council update – Aug. 11, 2017

By Mary M. McKenzie

At last month’s meeting, Hillcrest Town Council attendees were asked to address their visions for Hillcrest. Several concerns were common in the responses: community beautification, homelessness, safety/mobility, and the right mix of residential and commercial interests. Additionally, individuals also were concerned about energy and water conservation, the role of seniors in Hillcrest, and closer communications with elected officials.

In response to these ideas, the Aug. 8 meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council focused on beautification. Future meetings will address the remaining topics, beginning next month with homelessness.

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Politicians hand out awards at Summer Social

By Mary M. McKenzie Assemblymember Todd Gloria was the guest of honor at the second annual Hillcrest Town Council Summer Social on July 6 at Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest. Gloria had just arrived from Sacramento and shared some of his achievements with the crowd, such as helping to pass a balanced state budget, and allotting more money for higher education and for the homeless, especially homeless youth.

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Town council hears about hate crime, senator’s bills

By Mary M. McKenzie Hate crime was the focus of this month’s meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), held April 11 at the Joyce Beers Community Center. A distinguished panel shared the legal definition of hate crimes, ways to protect against them, and the appropriate response to them. All of the speakers agreed that hate crimes go beyond any particular administration.

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Hillcrest Town Council update – Nov. 18, 2016

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Hillcrest Town Council update | No Comments

By Benny Cartwright At its final meeting of 2016 on Nov. 15, the Hillcrest Town Council discussed topics related to the environment. We heard from Roger Kube of Surfrider San Diego and Lindsay Richardson of San Diego 350, who both gave informative presentations on the reality of climate change and suggested simple things we can do as citizens to take better care of our shared planet.

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Hillcrest Town Council update – Oct. 21, 2016

Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Hillcrest Town Council update | No Comments

By Mary M. McKenzie Elections were a primary focus of the Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Oct. 11 at the Joyce Beers Community Center in the HUB shopping center. California Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins reflected on her two terms in the Assembly and her priorities for the future. She reminded us first that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Hillcrest Town Council update – Sept. 23, 2016

By Benny Cartwright Hillcrest is a very special and unique neighborhood, and many of its residents are very passionate about the place they call home. The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) was founded in 2007 to provide a voice for the residents of Hillcrest, whether they be renters, owners or unhoused, and our most recent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 was designed to make sure we stayed true to that original mission.

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