Urban green spaces, affordable housing, public transit access top list of neighborhood concerns.
The top issues identified in the survey, which received 275 responses between November 2016 and January 2017, will be discussed in a public forum hosted by the SoNo Neighborhood Alliance on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Blvd., from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Among the results:
- 97 percent of respondents support preservation of parks, community gardens, and other urban green spaces and 71 percent said that there are too few publicly accessible urban green spaces.
- 87 percent support increased access to public transportation, and 84 percent feel there is a lack of efficient public transportation.
- 80 percent agree there is a lack of affordable housing and rental units, and 78 percent support dispersing affordable housing throughout the city.
- 77 percent said that a lack of bike lanes on roadways are problematic, and 76 percent cited too much vehicle traffic as an issue of concern.
- 73 percent felt that there is too little representation from residents when decisions are made that affect their neighborhoods.
See the complete results, including comments here. (Note: This is a large file and may take several minutes to load.)