Daily Archives: December 11, 2013

BowlersDesk.com Political Podcast Barrio Logan Zoned Out

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I asked myself what San Diego political issue is both under talked about and very important to the mayor’s race?

The answer for me is Barrio Logan zoning regulations.

Now before you yawn think about this …

While at first blush zoning regulation don’t seem that exciting, these rules determine what you can do with your land, what business are allowed in a community, even how many people are allowed to live in a neighborhood.
So zoning has a direct and very important impact on your life.

Barrio Logan is a community created when the 5 freeway was built, bisecting Logan Heights. Under much protest and cries the freeway went through. Then the Coronado Bridge was built and sparking loud protests witch eventually lead to the creation of Chicano Park.

Now the community there wants to create some industrial free zones.

There is a lot of industry in Barrio Logan, lots of heavy industry. The most notable is the maritime industries. They pay a lot in tax, employ lots of people, and are very important to the city outside of the barrio.

This issue is making its way into mayoral election politics is some very interesting ways. The issue has a racial component that could be part of the reason the next mayor wins or why his opponent loses.

Barrio Logan was born fighting.

And the people from there don’t back down, they are used to long fights.

This time on the Bowler’s Desk Political Podcast I sat down with Georgette Gomez from the Environmental Health Coalition. She’s a Barrio Logan native. She has a lot of interesting things to say about her almost decade long fight to make changes to the Barrio Logan zoning rules.

Agree or not you’ve got to respect her zeal and commitment.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 11, 2013

Two helicopter squads come home today. Heavy Sea Combat Squadron 6 the “Screaming Indians” and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 75 “WoldPack” will arrive at Naval Air Station North Island this morning at 8:15.

In court two cases of note

First at 1:30 this afternoon in San Diego’s downtown courthouse Kevin Bollaert is being arraigned for posting sensitive photos of women on a revenge porn website. Revenge porn is when a person (usually a man) posts a reveling and personal photo of another person (usually a woman) in an attempt to “slut shame” them and usually it’s because of a romance gone wrong. However in this case Bollaert is accused of not just posting the images, but trying to extort money from the victims to remove them. Allegedly he was asking for $300 per image for their removal.

Also at 1:30 but in Vista’s courthouse Rober Bejaran will hear his fate for murdering two teens at an Oceanside park.

San Diego City Council’s Rules and Economic Development Committee is meeting at 9 AM. They’re talking about a three-year economic development plan and a lobbying program.

This morning at 5:30 the Armed Services YMCA is honoring military parents. It’s the 27th Annual SuperParent Holiday Toy event, where military parents get to shop for donated toys and gift cards. The whole thing is superhero-themed.

Then at 5:00 tonight San Diego’s North Chamber of Commerce is collecting bedding for Escondido’s Interfaith Community Services.

In Alpine at 6:00 tonight organizers from the 38th Annual East County Toy Drive will announce if they’ve reached their 10,000 toy goal or not. Last year they collated 7,500 toys.

And finally tonight at 8:00 the North Coast Repertory Theatre is giving a preview of is holiday show “The Humbug Holiday Spectacular”

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