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City of San Diego Proposing to Place a Transitional Housing Facility for Low-Level Criminals in Our Neighborhood

Jul 08, 2017 05:45PM ● By Paul Spear


The City of San Diego is proposing to place a transitional housing facility for low-level criminals in your neighborhood. The facility, located at 1788 Palm Avenue, is currently a Super 8 Hotel, which the City would transform into a facility capable of housing 84 offenders. Residents have raised concerns about this proposal due to the location, lack of community outreach, and lack of community input. Such concerns were communicated by community members to the Otay Mesa/ Nestor Community Planning Group and the City’s Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee.

This project will be considered for a final decision at the San Diego City Council meeting on July 17 at 2 PM. The proposal will appear on the Council agenda as “Acquisition of Real Property Located at 1788 Palm Avenue (Super 8 Hotel) for the San Diego Misdemeanants At-Risk Track (SMART) Program.” This hearing is your opportunity to voice your opinion on this matter. The City Council meeting will take place on the 12 th floor of City Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101. To speak before the Council on this item you will need to fill out a speaker slip before the item is discussed, which will be available in City Council Chambers.

Please note, parking can be validated at the Evan V. Jones Parkade, located at 1265 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Please make sure to ask for my staff to receive parking validation stickers.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, feel free to contact my representative for your community, Vivian Moreno at 619-236-6688 or at



David Alvarez

Councilmember, District Eight


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