FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DOWNTOWN COMMUNITY PLANNING COUNCIL
HOLDS ANNUAL ELECTION
IMPORTANT ELECTION LINKS:
The Downtown Community Planning Council (DCPC) will hold its election for new members on
Monday, October 11, 2021.
Elections are held annually. Traditionally, the seats are for two-year terms; however, we delayed the March Election due to COVID-19. There are 7 seats up for this election cycle that will serve the remaining duration of the 2-year term, which is 19 months.
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, parking, transportation needs, street lighting, homelessness and social issues. Council Members are expected to attend regular meetings and subcommittee meetings to maintain membership on the council.
Interested and eligible individuals may register their candidacy via completing the Candidate Registration Form and provide qualifying documentation via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to file for candidacy is September 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and candidates are encouraged to attend the Candidates’ Forum on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the monthly DCPC meeting. The forum and meeting will take place on Zoom at 5:30 p.m.
Based on the voter’s preference identified in the Voter Registration Form, qualifying voters will have the opportunity to vote through Text Message, Email or In-Person. On Election Day, Monday 10/11:
- Electronic voters will get an email or text message to vote from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- For In-Person voting, we will have one polling location announced on the Election page (www.dcpcsd.com/elections) at a later date. The polling site will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Winners will be announced Wed 10/20 at DCPC Monthly Meeting.