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The Downtown Community Planning Council (DCPC) will hold its election for new members on March 1st through March 8th.

Elections are held annually, and the seats are for two-year terms. There are 10 seats up for this election cycle that will serve the duration of the 2-year term through March 2025:

Board Seats Up for Election:

  • Columbia Resident
  • Marina Resident
  • Columbia Business Representative
  • Marina Business Representative
  • Columbia Business Representative
  • Cortez Hill Business Representative
  • East Village North Business Representative
  • East Village South Business Representative
  • Little Italy Business Representative
  • At Large

*Resident seats may only be filled by residents (homeowner or renter).

*Business Representative seats may only be filled by a representative of a business within the seat’s neighborhood.

*At Large seats may be filled by a community organization (e.g., a non-profit) in Downtown.

The DCPC serves as the official planning group for Downtown San Diego. The group is made up of 19 volunteers each elected for a two year term to represent Downtown homeowners and tenants, commercial property owners and businesses and community organizations. The group provides a means for public participation relating to the growth and development of Downtown and serves
as a communications link to the Planning Commission and City Council.

DCPC meets monthly to review design proposals, conditional use permits, development and loan agreements and other downtown development policies and programs such as affordable housing, transportation, street lighting, homelessness and social issues. Council Members are expected to attend regular meetings and subcommittee meetings to maintain membership on
the council.

Voters will be eligible to register to vote via completing the Voter Registration Form and providing qualifying documentation via email at or In-Person on Election day.

CLICK HERE for voter registration form.

In-person polling locations will be announced on February 15th.

The results of the election will be announced on the Wednesday, March 15th board meeting.

For more information, contact