How You Can Get Involved: We need to let our elected representatives know that we need the Centerline BRT system now. So far over 350 postcards have been sent to local politicians by residents of City Heights to show their support of the project. Here are just a few ways you can get show your support of the Centerline:

- Visit the News section and keep up to date on upcoming events.

- Stay updated and join our email list: Sign up for the Centerline email list!

- Write a letter of support to the mayor and your City councilmember: Here is a draft letter that you can download. You can use the sample as a guide and ad your own reason for why we need the CenterLine. Refer to the list of representatives below.

 

Sample Letter: (Click to download the sample letter below or simply copy and paste the desired text.)

Please mail letters to:

City Heights Community Development Corporation

4283 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 220,

City Heights, CA 92105

You may also e-mail letters to: transit@cityheightscdc.com


Honorable Jerry Sanders
Mayor, City of San Diego
202 "C" Street, 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

RE: I-15 CenterLine BRT System and SANDAG Goods Movement Action Plan

Honorable Mayor Sanders:

I am writing as a resident of Mid-City (or representative of your organization) to urge you to support the acceleration of the I-15 Bus Rapid Transit system through Mid-City.

The I-15 Bus Rapid Transit system and Mid-City stations are a long awaited promise between the City of San Diego and Caltrans since 1993.

The system will improve San Diego's overall transportation system by reducing traffic congestion on the 15 freeway and give residents access job centers and universities in North County and downtown.

Large public investments have already been made to support the project, including over $9 million to build the plaza decks and transit gateways at El Cajon Boulevard and University Avenue. We need the system completed as soon as possible in order to improve mobility in San Diego and economic opportunity.

I am also very concerned that the adoption of SANDAG's Goods Movement Action Plan, which proposes heavy truck traffic through the community, could conflict with plans for rapid transit in the I-15 corridor.

Please continue to support our efforts by protecting the role of transit in the I-15 corridor through Mid-City.

Sincerely [your name]

 

Please Address Support Letters To:


Mayor Jerry Sanders
City of San Diego
202 C Street 11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101


Supervisor Ron Roberts
County of San Diego - 4th District
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 335
San Diego, CA 92101


Councilmember Jim Madaffer
District 7
202 C Street, MS-10A
San Diego, CA 92101


Councilmember Toni Atkins
City of San Diego
202 C Street, MS-10A
San Diego, CA 92101

 

Letters of Support on Record:

2005

1. Eldon Thompson, San Diego Laundry Equipment Co., LLC, April 2005
2. U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis, April 15, 2005
3. Philip and Jennifer Groves, April 20, 2005
4. Linda Pennington, Project Clean, April 21, 2005
5. Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny, April 22, 2005
6. Jose Lopez, President Fox Canyon Neighborhood Association, April 26, 2005 www.foxcanyon.org
7. Fox Canyon Neighborhood Association - Resolution, April 26, 2005
8. Susan Ringo, President Teralta Concerned Citizens Association, April 26, 2005
9. Teralta Concerned Citizens Association - Resolution, April 26, 2005
10. Christine Andersen, Member Teralta Concerned Citizens Association, April 26, 2005
11. Jay Powel, Executive Director City Heights Community Development Corp. April 21, 2005 www.cityheightscdc.org
12. City Heights Community Development Corporation - Resolution April, 26, 2005
13. Charles A. Stasukevich, President Cherokee Point Neighborhood Association, April 29, 2005
14. Cherokee Point Neighborhood Association - Resolution, April 26, 2005
15. Elizabeth Valdez, Member of Cherokee Point Neighborhood Association, April 28, 2005
16. Mathew Hervey, SD Revit. Corp., April 29, 2005 www.sandiegoatwork.com/
17. Judy Randant, Ridgeview Neighborhood Association, May 4, 2005
18. California Senator Christine Kehoe, May 6, 22005
19. El Cajon Business Improvement Association - Resolution, April 7, 2005. www.theboulevard.org
20. U.S. Congressman Bob Filner (51st District), April 21, 2005
21. Normal Heights Community Planning Committee - Resolution, April 7, 2005
22. Ridgeview Neighborhood Association, May 4, 2005
23. Sudanese-American Presbyterian Church (+Resolution) May 5, 2005
24. Lori Saldaña, 76th Assembly District - May 19, 2005
25. City Heights Area Planning Committee - May 3, 2005

2006

1. City Heights Area Planning Committee - Feb. 8, 2006
2. Bob Filner, Member of Congress - Feb. 7, 2006
3. Christine Kehoe, Senator 30th District - Feb. 10, 2006
4. Diane Takvorian, Executive Director of E.H.C. - Feb. 8, 2006 www.environmentalhealth.org
5. Jacquelyn R. O'Connor, President of The Boulevard - march 2, 2006 www.theboulevard.org
6. Robert P. Ito, Ito Girard and Associates - October 16, 2006

2007

1. Institute for Public Strategy, Shontey Hambrick - January 8, 2007 www.publicstrategies.org
2. Jim Baross, Chair of Normal Heights Community Planning Group - March 20, 2007
3. Chicano Federation, Raymond Uzeta - April 05, 2007 www.chicanofederation.org
4. International Rescue Committee, Robert Montgomery - April 11, 2007 www.theIRC.org/sandiego
5. SD Workforce Partnership, Lawrence G. Fitch - May 31, 2007 www.sandiegoatwork.com/
6. Herbert Ibarra Elementary School, Susie Sovereign, July 11, 2007