Parking on Market

June 3, 2020

Mayor Kevin Faulconer
City Admin Building
11th Floor 202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Council President Gómez
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Cate
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Moreno
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Bry
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Kersey
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Sherman
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Campbell
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Montgomery
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Councilmember Ward
City Admin Building
10th Floor
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101

To the Mayor and the San Diego City Council:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has identified six game changers that address major areas of inequality facing African Americans.  These game-changers are the focus of the work of the NAACP San Diego Branch. We are writing to you today to discuss one of those game-changers:  Economic Sustainability.

Our ask today is not expensive or difficult.  It is a simple matter that can make a great deal of difference in the lives of small business owners among our constituents.

 We ask Council President Gómez and Mayor Faulconer to justify the saturation of red curbs in the Market Street Corridor from 36th Street to 47th Street.  We have been contacted by many members wondering why they can’t patronize, for example,  Chicago Grill without fear of getting a ticketed or towed. Many service men and women who have dedicated their lives to this country work on the 32nd Street Military Base. They would like to come to the Good Food District twice or more per week but cannot. Where is the Diamond BID? Why isn’t anyone doing so simple a thing as examining parking to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve economic success, sustainability and financial security. We need 30-minute green curbs, as well as a full traffic study on the Market Corridor.

Sincerely,

Francine Maxwell, President
NAACP San Diego Branch