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CHAPTER 2 The Visioning Process

Public Engagement The process for Our Greater San Diego Vision was designed to create and build on public engagement at every stage. Everyone should be involved in protecting and promoting our shared hopes and dreams for the future. A high level of engagement also ensures public support and momentum for making the Vision a reality. Specific tools and resources were developed to engage the public, and to harness regional leadership and expertise to inform the process. Regional Vision Group. A group of early stakeholders formed the Regional Vision Group in 2008, which acted as a steering committee to structure the visioning process and to ensure inclusiveness and transparency. This diverse group included leaders with expertise in business, communications, strategic and land-use/transportation planning, human resources, law, education, innovation, and civic engagement. They volunteered their time because of their love for the San Diego region and their concern for future generations. Early Convenings. In 2008 through early 2010, the Foundation hosted eight sub-regional “convenings” to gain the perspective of various community members. The 500+ participants heard from community planners, visionaries, local and regional leaders, and community advocates. Values Research. In mid-2010, through a series of focus groups and interviews, combined with survey research, the hopes and dreams of San Diegans were illuminated. This values analysis was used throughout the process to structure focus areas and corresponding task forces, to define choices presented to the public, and ultimately, to provide a framework for the Vision. Regional Vision Council. A large, diverse group of stakeholders was gathered from across the region. These individuals were selected to represent the various populations and interests in the greater San Diego area. The Regional Vision Council gave input to the process and, individually, acted as ambassadors to facilitate public participation.

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Our Greater San Diego Vision

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