If you visit Rose Canyon during the right time of day, you’ll find old trees and dense flora; animals hopping, slithering and singing. And cars. Cars as far as the eye can see. “During the morning and afternoon rush hours,” writes our Keegan Kyle, “residents say Genesee Drive becomes an unbearable bottleneck and a dangerous crossing for pedestrians.”
Kyle is spending the week in City Council District 1, talking to residents about what matters most to them. In University City, traffic congestion is king. Some residents support plans for a new bridge, but others oppose it as ineffective and dangerous for Rose Canyon. The hot-button issue has already sparked a conversation in the comments of the story. Head over and make your voice heard.
It’s not all traffic for everyone, though. While walking the streets, Kyle found people with varied concerns, as small as rabbits and as big as libraries and fire stations. And then there’s the ever-present decay of street-level infrastructure. One resident characterized the dichotomy of wealthy La Jolla while gesturing grandly. “People think ‘Oh, La Jolla,’ but then you fall in a hole.”
With Your Own Eyes
Last week, Rob Davis was spending some shoe leather in District 5, meeting with people who live in Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch and other areas talking about what keeps them up at night. Wildfires, broken storm drains and blocked-off roads all made the list. But some things you just have to see for yourself. Davis gives us a photo essay of his time in fifth district, complete with puppies, Porsches and prisoners.