This month’s meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) announced the departure of HTC’s chair, Kath Rogers.Read More
By Mary M. McKenzie Gerrie Trussell, the new Uptown Community Parking District executive director, and Marc Marconi, the Hillcrest project manager, updated the Hillcrest Town Council on Nov. 14 about various efforts underway to make Hillcrest a lot easier to navigate. Although there are several mobility issues in Hillcrest, one of the most volatile is the balance between cars and bicycles.Read More
By Benny Cartwright
While the featured presentation at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) was on the neighborhood’s LGBTQ+ past and present, it was clear that the issue of homelessness and the hepatitis A outbreak that is spreading through San Diego was on people’s minds.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
By Mary McKenzie Immigration and racial profiling were the two high-interest issues that informed this month’s meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) on May 9. Well-known immigration attorney Lilia Velasquez spoke to the community about the difficult challenges facing immigration policy today.Read More