Author Archives: Staff

Job Openings at SANDAG

SANDAG has a variety of jobs currently available:

Accounting Specialist
Business and Operations Manager
Division Director of Toll Operations
Human Resources Specialist
Marketing Analyst
Program Manager of Economic and Demographic Forecasting
Senior Risk Program Analyst
Toll Plaza Attendant
Transportation Planner – Goods Movement
Transportation Planning Intern

Read more on their website.

SANDAG :: Careers :: San Diego’s Regional Planning Agency

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics.

Donations Needed: School Supplies

At the Back-to-School Stay-in-School Fair, we will be distributing school supplies to the kids.  The following supplies are needed; you may bring them to the NAACP General Meetings on July 7 and August 2nd, at 6pm in the Community Room at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave.

Thank you!

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City of San Diego Urged to Support NAACP Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

The City of San Diego has been asked to file an amicus brief supporting the NAACP in its lawsuit against the Trump administration. The following statement was read at the 10am session of the San Diego City Council, where public comment was taken for the 11am closed session where the item is to be discussed:

2018-06-12 NAACP TPS Lawsuit Statement

We encourage you to read the complaint in its entirety, as it has much more to say than we were able to quote to the City council.

Kate Yavenditti Speaks to the NAACP about CRB Reform

At the June 7th general meeting of the NAACP San Diego, Kate Yavenditti from Women Occupy San Diego spoke about replacing the Community Review Board with an independent Commission on Police Practices. She explained that the current board is being understaffed by Mayor Faulconer, lacks independent legal counsel and investigators, and is only presented with cases the SDPD itself deems worthy of investigation. WOSD’s amendment to the City Charter would remedy this.

There is a critical Rules Committee meeting at 2pm on July 11th at 202 C Street that might move the amendment forward. The NAACP backs strongly the idea of independent community review of alleged police misconduct. The police have a long record of bias, implicit and explicit, against African-Americans and other people of color. The police need to be held accountable when they misuse the vast power they have been granted by our legislatures and courts.

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