By Miriam Raftery
April 25, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) has released a $200 billion, 35-year regional growth plan for the county titled "San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan." The plan lays out visions for transportation, sustainability and growth through 2050 including higher density land use along transportation corridors.
Several public hearings will be held including a May 13th hearing at 6 p.m. in La Mesa’s community center. But thus far, no hearings have been schedule in East County’s mountain, desert or rural areas.
East County Magazine asked the County why no hearings are scheduled in those areas. We pointed out that rural, mountain and desert areas lack public transit, making it difficult for residents to travel long distances to attend hearings in San Diego or even La Mesa. In response, the County indicated it could hold additional workshops potentially if a community group to partner with could be found.