Downtown Community Planning Council Holds Annual Election


Contact: Laura Garrett


The Downtown Community Planning Council (DCPC), formerly named the Centre City Advisory Committee (CCAC), will hold its election for new members on March 16 and 17.

The polls will be open from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, March 16 at the Lyceum Theater and from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17 at the Central Library Auditorium and at 193 Horton Plaza(above CVS and next door to Victoria’s Secret). Voters are encouraged to walk or take the Trolley, but should be reminded that the Library and Horton Plaza will validate parking for up to 2 hours if they opt to drive.

The DCPC serves as the official planning group for Downtown San Diego. The group is made up of 27 volunteers, each elected for a 2‐year term to represent Downtown homeowners and tenants, commercial property owners and businesses, charitable, civic and cultural groups. 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.

Once a month, the DCPC meets to review design proposals, conditional use permits, development and loan agreements and other downtown development policies and programs. Affordable housing, parking, transportation needs, street lighting, homelessness and social issues are just some of the subjects discussed.

There are 14 seats up for election this year:

Core Columbia Business Owner
Core Columbia Residential Tenant
East Village Business Owner (2)
East Village Owner Occupant
East Village Residential Tenant
Little Italy Business Owner
Little Italy Residential Owner Occupant
Little Italy Residential Tenant
Horton Business Owner
Marina Business Owner
Charitable Organization
Civic Organization (2)

Those interested in meeting the candidates may attend the free Candidates‘ Forum at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 16 at the Lyceum Theater at Horton Plaza, 79 Broadway Circle.

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