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Petitioning Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Mayor and 4 others

APPROVE THE ADDITION OF NEW INTERNATIONAL COTTAGES IN BALBOA PARK

APPROVE THE ADDITION OF NEW INTERNATIONAL COTTAGES IN BALBOA PARK

Ten member Houses (Colombia, India, Korea, Mexico, Lebanon, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Turkey) of the House of Pacific Relations (HPR - www.sdhpr.org) are currently in the review process with the City of San Diego to obtain the approval and permits required to build a cottage in Balboa Park. The process to build a cottage, including the process of obtaining City approval has been long and costly. However, we have reached a point where this cannot be possible without your support of this petition.  

There was a grueling meeting with Balboa Park Committee of City of San Diego Park and Recreation Board on March 6, 2014. During this meeting, we were able to convince the board to keep plans for the new cottages. A second meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 5, 2014 for the final decision. Before this meeting, we would like to prove to the City Administration that there is a large community of people from different backgrounds in San Diego who are their constituents and who are in favor of building these new cottages. As a whole, it is our mission to build a “Home” we can call our own in the heart of one of the most important parks in this Country. We have invested much time and resources in this project with your support; we have been at this for 10 years now: patiently waiting for our voices to be heard and to realize the collective dream of thousands! 

Building the new international cottages is our ultimate goal.  As you can see, we need your support to convince the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Board that this is a worthwhile investment.  As the 10 member houses that are in this position, we have to prove our dream reflects the dreams of thousands of residents of San Diego. With this petition, we have a chance to have our voices heard and our presence felt. As residents of this fine city and as an essential part of the larger fabric of the American way of living, it is our strong belief that the benefits of having our own “home” will let us deliver even more to our community.

Please sign our petition requesting that the City of San Diego honor the diversity of its citizens by approving the addition of 10 new international cottages in Balboa Park.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Mayor
  • Todd Gloria, Councilmember, San Diego
  • CITY OF SAN DIEGO PARK AND RECREATION BOARD
  • Balboa Park Committee
  • Charles Daniels, Park Director, Park and Recreation Department, San Diego


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