The president of a nonprofit advocate for Balboa Park has despatched a letter to a planning group objecting to a proposal to supply shelter within the park for many who lack housing.
David Lundin of Love Balboa Park wrote that the merchandise, to be reviewed at this week’s Uptown Planners board assembly, is “a clearly inappropriate and unlawful non-park use.”
The agenda for the assembly, at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Hillcrest, lists an Inspiration Level challenge being evaluated by town during which a car parking zone is being thought of “as a secure tenting website for the unhoused.”
The planning group, in line with the agenda, will “contemplate whether or not to make any suggestions relating to this proposal.”
Lundin despatched the letter to Mayor Todd Gloria, Council member Stephen Whitburn and numerous media shops Sunday.
He cited various causes for objecting to the proposal, together with its proximity to San Diego Excessive College, attainable violations of the state’s Public Park Preservation Act and perceived conflicts with a coverage being pursued by Whitburn relating to new rules for these with out shelter.
“This worthy challenge can and ought to be situated on any quantity (of) or extra acceptable websites owned or managed by the Metropolis, or obtainable with cheap effort at cheap price,” Lundin concluded.
Uptown Planners is considered one of dozens of metropolis advisory boards that assist form neighborhood land-use and growth selections. The board seats are held by native residents and stakeholders. Along with Hillcrest, Uptown Planners serves Bankers Hill, Middletown, Mission Hills, Park West and College Heights.
The assembly will happen on the Joyce Beers Neighborhood Heart, 3900 Vermont St.