Reconstituting San Diego's Planning Department was one of Bob Filner's signature initiatives during his short time in office, and a centerpiece of his promise to 'put the city’s neighborhoods first'. Will his vision outlast his scandalous exit?
Aug 28, 2013 Voice of San Diego
After participating in at least 27 planning processes over the last 15 years, residents of City Heights can be forgiven for wanting to actually see something built. Plentiful funds for planning, but meager funds for building, are causing frustration.
May 21, 2013 Voice of San Diego
As its neighbor to the north considers merging its planning department, San Diego is headed in the opposite direction. The departure of the city's Development Services Director clears the way for Mayor Bob Filner to reestablish a planning department.
May 13, 2013 Voice of San Diego
With two transit-friendly figures elected to the highest posts in San Diego's government and transit advocates having scored a major court victory in upending the region's transportation plan, the city's transit future is looking bright.
Dec 10, 2012 Voice of San Diego
Barrio Logan is a dockside neighborhood in San Diego, where for generations the maritime industry and homes have coexisted. A new controversial rezoning plan aims to separate the uses.
Oct 12, 2011 Voice of San Diego
To save $1 million a year, the mayor is folding the Planning Department into the department in charge of processing building permits.
Apr 29, 2011 Voice of San Diego
San Diego's mayor has announced he's recommending the city pull the plug on art funding for the time being, triggering a debate over the role of public art in society.
Oct 11, 2010 Voice of San Diego
<p>Despite the signatures of hundreds of U.S. Mayors, the Climate Protection Agreement that says cities will take the lead on addressing climate change has resulted in little action, according to this article.</p>
Jan 14, 2008 Voice of San Diego
<p>The city's lauded framework plan for implementing smart growth practices has failed to deliver on its promises, say some residents and experts.</p>
Sep 18, 2007 Voice of San Diego
<p>With a diverse economy no longer dependent on military spending, the city is trying to lessen Uncle Sam's influence in its affairs and exert more control over its own destiny.</p>
Oct 25, 2006 Voice of San Diego