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2023 Uptown Planners Election Guide

Bring these essential documents:

Driver’s license or other official photo ID.

IF you live in Uptown: IF your ID does not show your Uptown address ALSO bring a lease, utility bill, or similar proof of residence.

IF you own or operate a for-profit business or non-profit organization: Bring proof of ownership, such as a property tax bill or business license. 

Stand up for changes leading to truly affordable and appropriate housing developments, including fighting to stop or modify
ill-conceived “mega-projects” currently being pushed without sufficient respect for community impacts. Learn more about our candidates’ stand on current pressing issues.

Your vote matters. You can have an impact, we need more voices of reason on Uptown Planners! Help us to make our shared vision a reality: We need you AND your neighbors’ support.

So please get the word out & VOTE!

Meet the Candidates:

Susan Blackwell

Lives in University Heights and, building on her volunteer activism, will help our board to identify our growing population’s needs for parks and transportation services.

Jason Frye

Lives in Hillcrest and, as a renter and engaged community member, will bring common sense respect for multiple perspectives to our board.

Juli Hyde

Lives in Mission Hills and, knowing all of Uptown and its infrastructure needs well, will bring balanced leadership concerning historic preservation to our board.

Don Liddell

Lives in Bankers Hill, previously served on the board, worked as a lawyer, and will help our board to punch above its weight with the powers that be.

Blake Peterson

Lives in Hillcrest near University Heights, works in Mission Hills, and will apply a realtor’s informed realism when reviewing proposals that come before our board.

Clifford Weiler

Lives in Mission Hills, always fights the good fight, and will use his experience as a lawyer to apply logic on our board, promoting community needs and preferences.

Jim Walsh

Lives in Bankers Hill and, as a longtime Uptown resident and local business owner, will encourage our board to favor positive change and smart development.

Susan White

Lives in Bankers Hill, and, as a longtime community volunteer, will advocate on our board for community canyon protection and truly affordable housing.

As individuals, we may not always agree on every issue. However, we always listen and work for developments and projects that are right for our neighborhoods. Please consider joining us!

● We don’t believe in just rubber-stamping plans or projects as proposed.

● We represent your concerns as residents and local business owners.

● We pay attention to details in the present and history from the past to avoid mistakes affecting our future.

● We counter dogmatism with pragmatism about change, growth, housing, parking, parks, and transportation.

As an all-volunteer organization, we rely on donations from supporters for our efforts.

We are an unincorporated community association with a bank account registered in our name, and maintain tight internal controls on spending. You can be sure that 100% of all contributions go directly to web hosting, advertising, printing, and mailing — not overhead for personnel or office space. 

So please, consider making a donation through the PayPal link below, or by mailing a check payable to Uptown for All, 325 W Washington St #2251, San Diego, CA 92103.