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Hillcrest Town Council update

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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Hillcrest Town Council update – Aug. 12, 2016

U.S. Rep. Susan Davis visits, affordable housing discussed By Mary M. McKenzie U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) paid a visit to the Hillcrest Town Council community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, where she expressed an understanding of why many Americans appear angry with Congress. She emphasized her resolve to continue to work on issues such as gun violence, Zika virus funding, a student debt solution, protecting voting rights, transportation and affordable housing, the theme […]

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Hillcrest Town Council update – May 20, 2016

By Mary M. McKenzie The forum on homelessness sponsored by the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) at its May 10 community meeting drew a crowd of over 100 concerned community members. Moderated by HTC’s immediate past president Luke Terpstra, the forum panel consisted of San Diego police Officer Ricardo Pinon, Jennifer Buck of Think Dignity, Alpha Project’s Brandon Smith, Ben Nicholls of the Hillcrest Business Association, and Karina Vesco, a licensed clinical psychologist.

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Hillcrest Town Council seats new board

By Benny Cartwright The new board of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), led by chair Kath Rogers, presided over its first meeting on Tuesday, April 12. While Rogers and the board members are slowly making some tweaks to the meeting format and structure, this meeting was fairly similar to those of past months and, as usual, was packed with great information and discussion.

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Hillcrest Town Council update – Jan. 29, 2016

By Benny Cartwright The Hillcrest Town Council kicked off the new year with a lively set of discussions at the Jan. 12 meeting. There were several interesting updates from our community representatives, a discussion about a controversial project slated for Mission Valley, and an open forum on what community members would like to see from the town council in 2016.

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