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Hillcrest Town Council's April meeting agenda

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 pm. All Hillcrest residents are encouraged to attend.

See the evening's agenda below, as posted on HTC's website.

6:30 pm: Announcements

6:45pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

7 pm: Vision Zero San Diego

7:30 pm: Alpha Project

6:30 pm: Announcements

The Hillcrest Town Council would like you to join us in welcoming its newest member, Ben Cartwright, who was appointed in March to fill a vacancy on the board. Ben has been attending HTC community meetings for years and graciously stepped up to help make Hillcrest a better place to live. His term two-year term will run through March 2017. Thanks and welcome, Ben!

Vice-Chair Kath Rogers was also re-elected at March's community meeting, and previously appointed Member at Large, Rich Grousset, was elected to his first full two-year term. Chairperson Luke Terpstra's and Treasurer Mark Zangrando's terms expire in March of 2016.

6:45 pm: Community Representatives and Public Comment

Community Representatives:

-Jessica Mier for Congresswoman Susan Davis

-Toni Duran for Speaker Toni Atkins

-Caitlyn Baily for Senator Marty Block

-Nerea Urtasun for County Supervisor Ron Roberts

-Adriana Martinez for Councilmember Todd Gloria

-Julio DeGuzman for the City Attorney's Office

Hospital Representatives:

-Zach Schlagel or David Mier for UCSD Medical Center Hillcrest

-Monica Montoya for Scripps Mercy.

Scheduled Public Comments:

-Kara Kong from Rock & Roll Marathon will discuss the route of the marathon to be held on May 31, 2015.

-Ian Johnson, Director of Events at The Center will talk about the 2015 AIDS Walk & Run and will be requesting a letter of support from the HTC.

7 pm: Vision Zero San Diego

Maya Rosas from Circulate SD will give a presentation about Vision Zero San Diego's mission to end all traffic deaths in San Diego within 10 years. Here is how they plan to do it:

-Adopt mayoral Vision Zero Resolution

-Fix top ten most dangerous intersections with things like zebra striped crosswalks, curb extensions, and no turn on red signals

-Fund bike lanes, road diets and crosswalks to calm traffic speeds and provide safe transit access on 8 most dangerous corridors – FY16 Budget

-Police + City Transportation Education Campaign

-Update Pedestrian Crossing Policy

-Adopt Pedestrian Master Plan

-Fund small scale public improvements to beautify neighborhoods and calm traffic speeds

-Amend vehicular Level of Service policy

-Adopt Complete Streets policy

-Create Vision Zero Task Force to guide program implementation

7:30 pm: Alpha Project's Homeless Outreach

Brandon Smith will give a presentation and answer questions about Alpha Project's Community Outreach program, whose efforts in Hillcrest are being funded for one year by the Hillcrest Business Association and Todd Gloria's office. Alpha Project Outreach teams are responsible for client outreach and recruitment, which takes place mainly at the Winter Shelter program, area hospitals and through daily outreach on the streets of downtown San Diego and surrounding areas. Operating out of Alpha Project outreach vans, the outreach teams drive to areas where homeless people congregate, including downtown, North Park and Hillcrest, among others, in an effort to develop relationships with them, offer food, water, clothing, hygiene supplies, blankets, heat packs, transportation assistance, help obtaining identification, as well as a compassionate ear. Alpha Project is well-known and trusted within San Diego’s homeless population, and its outreach staff members have developed a solid rapport with the homeless over the years.

The meeting will take place at the Joyce Beers Community Center, located in the HUB at 3900 Vermont St.

Additional information is HERE.