Pedestrian-Only Zone Proposed for San Diego
Mayor Jerry Sanders is quoted in this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune:
'The plaza was designed as a grand, ceremonial space, a gathering place for visitors and a hub of cultural activities in the heart of Balboa Park," Sanders said. "As you can see, previous generations traded in that vision and all they got in return was a few dozen parking spots and a steady drone of automobiles searching for an empty spot."
Much of the discussion about the new public square centers around creating a new parking garage for the displaced cars, and where the money will come from to build that garage.