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CHAPTER 2 The Visioning Process

Family-Friendly Neighborhoods and Communities

Quality Education and Learning Opportunities

Having friends, family and good neighbors nearby makes people feel safer, allows us to spend more time with the people important to us, and builds a sense of community. This provides a sense of belonging, happiness, and peace-of-mind.

Few issues speak to the future as strongly as education. Access, choice, and opportunities in primary and secondary education provide the basis for success. Educational institutions help our children learn communication and social skills to build their personal confidence and ability to contribute to our community, culture, and civil society.

Residents envision a San Diego region with: • Low crime rates. • Local parks and recreation opportunities. • Friendly people and neighbors, where people know, care about and help each other. • Walkable/bikeable communities, where destinations are close and readily accessible. • Communities with nearby services, schools, jobs, cultural attractions, and the outdoors. • Small-town feel and community involvement.

Outdoor Opportunities for Enjoyment with Family and Friends San Diegans want to enjoy access and proximity to many outdoor opportunities including beaches, parks, trails, waterways, and other regional amenities. These provide recreational opportunities to relax and spend time with family and friends. Residents envision a region with access to:

But education is not just about children. Access to a high-quality learning environment – at all life stages – enables personal growth and helps residents achieve their goals. This builds selfesteem and improves the quality of life for all. Currently, many residents are concerned about the quality of our education system; however, they agree on many goals for the future. Residents envision a future where San Diego’s education and learning environment prepares everyone to: • Maximize individual potential and well-being. • Be well-informed and actively engaged in civic and political matters. • Participate effectively in a dynamic, global economy.

• Beaches and bays. • Regional parks and open space. • Hiking, biking and jogging trails. • Entertainment options. • Good shopping opportunities. • Convenient choices for things to enjoy with family and friends. • Transportation options that provide easy access to the places we want to go.

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Our Greater San Diego Vision

credit: Erik Jepsen UC SanDiego Publications

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