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Transitioning from Tourism to Tech: San Diego's Path to Recovery

TPR caught up with San Diego City Councilmember and candidate for mayor Barbara Bry to discuss her Roadmap to Recovery plan, as well as her priorities for housing, density, and economic development post-COVID.
August 13, 2020, 10am PDT | Clare Letmon
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After 18 months of negotiations, this week, the city of San Diego finalized the sale of the Mission Valley Stadium to San Diego State University West for mixed-use redevelopment. TPR caught up with San Diego City Councilmember and candidate for mayor Barbara Bry to discuss her Roadmap to Recovery plan, as well as her priorities for housing, density, and economic development post-COVID.

As a seasoned entrepreneur with experience in the local innovation industries, Bry highlights her strategy to diversify the city’s economy and reduce reliance on tourism by investing in expanding San Diego’s world-renowned tech and life science sectors:

"As I continue to talk virtually to residents all over the city, the number one issue on everyone's mind is how we are going to rebuild our economy for the long term…My life has been focused on doing things in new ways, and the city [of San Diego] has to think about how it's going to operate differently."

For the full interview, visit The Planning Report.

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Published on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in The Planning Report
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