Downtown Community Planning Council Call for Candidates

Contact: Bill Orabone

The Downtown Community Planning Council (DCPC) will hold its election for new members on March 28-29, 2016. Candidate registration forms are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 21.

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dcpc san diego call for candidatesThe DCPC serves as the official planning group for Downtown San Diego. The group is made up of 27 volunteers each elected for a two year term to represent Downtown homeowners and tenants, commercial property owners and businesses and community organizations. The group provides a means for public participation relating to the growth and development of Downtown and serves as a communications link to the Civic San Diego Board, the Planning Commission and City Council.

DCPC meets monthly to review design proposals, conditional use permits, development and loan agreements and other downtown development policies and programs such as affordable housing, parking, transportation needs, street lighting, homelessness and social issues.

There are 15 seats up for election this year:

  • Columbia, Business
  • Columbia, Resident
  • Core, Business
  • Core, Resident
  • Cortez, Business
  • Cortez, Resident
  • Cortez, Residential Owner Occupant
  • East Village-South, Resident
  • East Village-North, Residential Owner Occupant
  • Horton-Gaslamp, Business
  • Little Italy, Resident
  • Marina, Resident
  • Marina, Residential Owner Occupant
  • Community Organization
  • At Large

2016 dcpc openings grid

Given the unique candidate and voter eligibility rules associated with community planning groups, interested parties are encouraged to find more info including registration forms, by visiting

Quick Links:

2016 DCPC Elections Press Release

2016 DCPC Elections Flyer

2016 DCPC Candidate Registration Form

2016 DCPC Voter Registration Form

Candidate Bios coming soon