In the days before he took office, Mayor Bob Filner had plenty to say about neighborhood planning.
He wants to make San Diego a more livable and walkable city and to fund updates to community plans. The mayor used the now-vacant space in the City Administration Building where city planners once worked as a metaphor for the current status of the department.
“Stop off at the fourth floor (of City Hall). It used to be the Planning Department,” Filner told U-T San Diego earlier this month. “It has, I don’t know, 150 cubicles there or something like that. Just look inside. It’s completely empty. The whole floor.”