Public Outcry Saves American Flags Along Park Blvd

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For the first time in 60 years, the Hillcrest Lions Club almost had to stop putting up flags in Hillcrest due to ONE person, a member of the North Park Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), filing a complaint with the City of San Diego Code Compliance department about flags being placed on Park Blvd. Thanks to outraged citizens making calls to City of San Diego officials, the Code Compliance department has advised the Lions Club they may continue to put up flags on flag holidays while completing the paperwork to obtain permits.

Thank you to Todd Gloria’s office for offering to cover the permit fees and to Michael Turko of KUSI’s Turko Files, the San Diego Union Tribune (UT), Uptown News, and other news organizations for the great coverage over the Memorial Weekend. See below.

UT: City nearly nixes flag tradition

UT Reader Response: Flag permits irk readers

KUSI News: Turko investigates problem with patriotic permits – KUSI News – San Diego CA – News, Weather, PPR

Where is University Heights?
In 1983, boundaries for University Heights were established with the blessing of the Normal Heights Community Association, our two City Council members, and our two planning groups working with the University Heights Community Association (UHCA). Today, UH is split between two planning groups, Uptown Planners and the North Park Planning Committee (NPPC), which makes it more difficult for UH residents to assert control over what is happening in our own community. The UH Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), the NPPC, and residents to the east of Texas Street are working to change our boundaries and stop the effort voted on by UH residents to strengthen our voice by being within a single planning group, Uptown Planners. UHCA has provided important archival data so that everyone can learn about the long history behind this issue. Access the extensive documentation here.

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