I shall post videos, graphs, news stories, and other material. We shall use some of this material in class, and you may review the rest at your convenience. You will all receive invitations to post to the blog. I encourage you to use the blog in these ways:

· To post questions or comments;

· To follow up on class discussions;

· To post relevant news items or videos.

There are only two major limitations: no coarse language, and no derogatory comments about people at the Claremont Colleges.

The syllabus is at http://www1.cmc.edu/pages/faculty/JPitney/gov106-fall15.html


Thursday, May 1, 2008

San Diego Land Use and the Outside Game

Responding to the San Diego Airport Authority Board's proposal to build a five-story parking structure on North Harbor Drive (already a Grade-F traffic area), San Diego city councilmember Kevin Faulconer is holding a rally at Spanish Landing Park next Tuesday (12:30 pm) to raise awareness for the issue.

"We want to raise awareness and let the community know about the plan," Faulconer said. "Some people in the community don’t even realize this document is out."

He hopes that the rally will convince the Airport Authority Board to find an alternative solution to the parking structure. Concerned citizens have proposed alternative plans such as building other roads for buses and shuttles, which would by-pass Harbor Drive. Some also propose the improvement of the trolley and public transport system.

"I do know that this proposal for the huge parking structure is not one people support and we urge the airport authority to make changes to their current proposal," Faulconer said.

Faulconer aims to mobilize grassroots to convince the Airport Board Authority to develop their land in a more traffic-efficient manner.

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