Politifest is a rare opportunity to get regular folks some face time with civic leaders and the people pushing San Diego’s big social movements forward.
We took advantage of that during our special edition podcast in front of a live audience at this weekend’s extravaganza.
Andy Keatts and I pulled four people to check in on some of the major trends and issues throughout our community.Download Audio
• First up was Sam Ollinger, executive director and board president for BikeSD. She’s one of the more vocal advocates for boosting bike infrastructure throughout San Diego. We talked with her about the hurdles to becoming a two-wheeled destination city, whether Portland lives up to its bike paradise reputation and what bugs her about the small steps of progress we’ve made so far. Skip ahead to 14:10 to listen to Ollinger’s interview.
• Then Mario Lopez joined us at the mic. Lopez was former director of binational affairs under ex-Mayor Bob Filner. But all the while he owned consulting firm The Border Group, where he’s focusing his efforts now. We talked with Lopez about what practical problems stand in the way of better communication across the border, and the “easy” solutions available to speed up the border crossing process. Skip to 27:03 to hear our chat with Lopez.
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@GabrielaDow thank you!
Guess I will have to try Modern Times Brewery again. I tried it at their grand opening at their site near the Sports Arena. Honestly, it was not good.