Our guest speaker is Craig Sherman, Environmental/Land Use Attorney who will present and discuss what the newly updated zoning regulations mean for residents, and how residents can become empowered to advocate for services needed in our communities and push for more community engagement in planning decisions.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
The Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard
The City of San Diego’s “Housing San Diego” plan is meant to address affordable housing and homelessness, but its measures to ramp up “urban infill” in communities south of I-8 (like North Park and South Park) lay the groundwork for more market-rate housing, over-scale buildings, higher rents, worsening traffic and air quality, loss of green space and historic character, and even less opportunity for community input.
Craig Sherman has operated his own San Diego law office for 25 years where he practices primarily in environmental, land use and other property-related matters. His high-profile cases have involved the federal Clean Water Act and California Environmental Quality Act, and his clients have included the Sierra Club, Citizens for Beach Rights, and Clairemonters for Neighborhood Parks. His public interest practice includes representation of public interest groups challenging government agency abuses regarding taxation, Brown Act, and other open government laws.