Sharing your views

This information is to help community members participate in both our monthly board meetings as well as our subcommittees. Uptown Planners seeks to make our community planning process as accessible, transparent and engaging as possible.


Meeting Participation

Members of the public are encouraged to attend both our board meetings as well as our committee meetings. Members of the public may speak during the non-agenda comment portion of each meeting. Public comment can also be taken on agenda items at the chair’s discretion.

When you arrive at one of our meetings, you may wish to sign the sign-in sheet to assist in listing attendees in the Minutes. (Signing-in is optional, though the sign-in sheet is used during elections to establish eligibility to run for a seat.).

Those wishing to provide written comments on agenda items to the entire board for its review prior to a meeting are asked to email them to the board chairperson using the Uptown Planners contact form.

Public comment sheets may be available at meetings to help the board recognize speakers and record their interest.

See the next section, Meeting Location Details, for specific location information and updates.

bracket-up-leftUpcoming Meetings

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Full Board Meeting
6:00 – 9:00 pm at Joyce Beers Community Center
Agenda  | Chair: Soheil Nakshab

TBD – Design Review Committee
6:00 – 7:30 pm at Hillcrest/Mission Hills Public Library
Agenda | Chair: Brer Marsh

TBD – Historic Preservation Committee
6:00 pm at Hillcrest/Mission Hills Public Library
Agenda | Chair: Amie Hayes

TBD – ad hoc Outreach & Operations Committee
4:00 – 5:30 pm at Hillcrest/Mission Hills Public Library
Agenda | Chair: Gail Friedt

TBD – Public Facilities Committee
6:00 pm at Hillcrest/Mission Hills Public Library
Agenda | Chair: Clint Daniels


Our Committees

Committees of the Uptown Planners are working committees. Our committees perform a helpful role in clarifying issues, going through details, allowing fuller discussion on topics, and preparing recommendations for action to the full board. Committees assist our board by allowing it to focus on decisionmaking within the limited amount of time each month during which the full board is seated.

Uptown Planners maintains three standing committees: Design Review, Public Facilities, and Historic Preservation. The board from time to time also creates special purpose (or “ad hoc”) committees. Members of the public are welcome to attend and participate in our committee meetings. Committee chairs place notices about meeting times and location on our website 72 hours in advance. And we do our best to share these notices via social media. If you wish to contact a committee chair directly, please send a message to our board chair using our contact form.

bracket-up-leftCommittee Membership

Design Review Committee – Chair Brer Marsh
Standing members: Michael Brennan

Public Facilities Committee – Chair Clint Daniels
Standing members: Michael Brennan

Historic Resources Commitee – Chair Amie Hayes
Standing members: Bill Ellig

ad hoc Outreach & Operations Committee – Gail Friedt
Standing members: Matt Medeiros


Meeting Location

Board meetings are typically held at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego (located just east of the Trader Joe’s store in The Hub). Special meetings may be held at other venues located in Uptown. Committee meetings are held in other accessible public spaces such as the Hillcrest/Mission Hills Public Library, 215 Washington Street, San Diego. All meetings are posted on the Uptown Planners website at least 72 hours in advance.  We meet the 1st Tuesday of every month (except January & July).

Please contact the board chair via our contact form if you have any special requests or needs for a meeting.