A Historic Timeline of the San Diego Organizing Project
Storm Drain and Christ the King
Weed Abatement Ordinance passed by People Against Weeds (PAWS) which required that dangerous lots be cleared
*Committee for clean grocery stores worked to improve sanitation and quality of food in Southeast.
*252 corridor State used eminent domain to clear out houses and make room for state freeway 252. SDOP blocked construction of freeway.
*Paving alleys early 80s: Alleys in neighborhoods all dirt. CDBG money, supposed to go to poor neighborhoods, instead towards gaslamp revitalization. SDOP went to gaslamp inauguration with wheelbarrows of dirt. SD chicken appeared, Pete Wilson mayor.
*Public drinking: Imperial Avenue, mainly loitering, drinking in public, near schools. SDOP put pressure, AB96 passed- no drinking near schools.
1985 Won support for building Sherman Heights Community Center (which opened in 1994)
1989 St Rita's Action with Mayor Maureen O'Conner on drug issues
1991-1992 Pride and Protection Program established A 28.5 million dollar investment in San Diego's communities, Neighborhood Pride and Protection emphasized community policing, rehabilitation programs, drug education in the schools, recreational programs for youth and extended library hours.
1993 Issue: Liquor Stores
1994 Established Med-Biotech Academies at Hoover and Lincoln High School
1996 Launched Learn and Earn Program (paid internships for high school students)
100 new homes and Caesar Chavez elementary school open on 43rd St
1998 Academic Learning Centers and Afterschool Programs established
1999 Opened public Charter School
Created 6 to 6 program 6 to 6 program was instituted at over 130 schools in San Diego, positively affecting the lives of 15,000 students and their parents.
Soon after its implementation, the 6 to 6 program became a model for after school centers across the nation.
2000 Health Care Rally on expanding Healthy Families
St Judes Rally: Call to Health
First Lutherans Press Conference on Health
2001-2002 8 local actions on housing
June 2002- big housing action at St Judes. Presented housing work plan
August - Housing Day- 800 people down to city hall. Passed inclusionary housing ordinance, housing task force - came up with 64 recommendations, all that weren't dependent on money were implemented. Also, 55 million dollars for redevelopment money for affordable housing.
2003 New Creation: Affordable Housing
2003-2004 Living Wage Ordinances
2004 Tenants Rights: if a resident for more than two years, landlord must put reasons for eviction in writing and give residents 60 days to respond.
2005 OLSH action on crime
2006 Immigration Reform March
2007 New Creation has action on Youth
St. Judes Youth March
2008 Year of our Youth Pilot Project is launched
2009 Health Care, Economy, and Immigration