Regional Comprehensive Plan public workshops

    “A man who possesses a veneration of life will not simply say his prayers. He will throw himself into the battle to preserve life, if for no other reason than that he is himself an extension of the life around him.”
              – Dr. Albert Schweitzer

The Regional Comprehensive Plan public workshops serve as a forum for residents and elected officials to work together to help plan for the future. They give residents the opportunity to play "Visionary" – a game where small groups explore challenges and opportunities in various subject areas that are relevant to planning for the region's future. The groups then propose actions to resolve critical regional issues on topics such as housing, the environment, transportation, our international border and neighboring counties, urban design, and the economy.

    Workshop attendees also use interactive technology to provide meaningful input on a vision and core values for the San Diego region. The first workshop was held last month in Escondido. Participants claimed it was an interesting and challenging opportunity to help make decisions that will affect the future of our region.

    Additional workshops are planned throughout the region at the following locations. All residents are invited to attend an event near where they work or live.

    Workshops are planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Location Date
El Cajon Community Center Wednesday, February 19
Encinitas Community and Senior Center Thursday, February 20
City of San Diego City Hall Council Chambers Wednesday, February 26
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Southwestern Community College Wednesday, February 26
San Marcos Community Center Monday, March 10

    Input received at these public meetings will be used to help formulate the Regional Comprehensive Plan, so please get involved and make a difference in the region's future. RSVPs are requested. To RSVP call (619) 595-5637, or e-mail For directions to any of the workshops, please visit