This petition proposes to designate a section of El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, from Highland Ave to Euclid Ave to be named the Little Saigon San Diego District.
Nestled between City Heights and the community of Talmage/Kensington, the proposed Little Saigon San Diego District is home to the oldest Vietnamese immigrant population in San Diego. Since 1975, Vietnamese immigrants have settled in this area, formed a community, raised their families, and started businesses. Today, it is one of the densest populations of Vietnamese residents and businesses in San Diego. According to studies, the proposed district provides great potentials for economic growth and opportunities.
Nevertheless, until today, the proposed Little Saigon San Diego District remains one of the most unrecognized and under-represented areas in San Diego’s social, cultural, and economic fabric of life. Such lack of official recognition threatens the identity of the community, hinders economic growth, and prevents the full engagement of the community members in civic responsibilities.
Therefore, in order to strengthen the social, cultural, civic standing of the community, as well as to enhance the infrastructure, improve businesses and encourage tourism to the City Heights, Talmage/Kensington, as well as Mid-City and the rest of San Diego, the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation proposes the designation of a Little Saigon San Diego District as a catalyst for positive change.
We, the undersigned, call on the San Diego government and stakeholders to designate the proposed area along El Cajon Blvd, between Highland Ave and Euclid Ave as a Little Saigon San Diego District.
We, the undersigned, support the work of the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation in its effort to revitalize the community via social, cultural and economic means, which includes but is not limited to
- Street Clean-up,
- Cultural Events,
- Taste-of-Little Saigon
- Business and Community Advisory Meetings
- Implementation of District Designs: District signs, decorative archways, lanterns, etc.
We, the undersigned, will assist in any fundraising effort initiated by the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation to further beautify the district and further revitalize the community before, during, and after the area has officially been designated as the Little Saigon San Diego District
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