San Diego Dialogue
The San Diego Dialogue has played an active role in convening and
supporting a network of civic organizations known as the San Diego
Quality of Life Coalition. The Coalition is dedicated to promoting
a sustainable pattern of growth in San Diego County. The Dialogue
also encourages the sustainable economic development of its bi-national
region. This cross-border economic activity creates significant benefits
for residents on both sides of the border, including substantial
sales tax revenues for local governments in San Diego.
Region Served: San Diego County and Northern Baja California: San
Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and numerous other
neighborhoods and communities, including downtown's historic Gaslamp
Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Escondido,
La Mesa, Hillcrest, Barrio Logan, Chula Vista and more.
Population: California's second largest city and the United States'
seventh largest, San Diego boasts a citywide population of nearly
1.3 million residents and more than 2.8 million residents countywide.
Size of Region: 4,200 square miles
Strategic Partners: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
The Dialogue is currently involved in monitoring programs and publishing
reports and policy papers: Cross Border (San Diego-Baja California)
Development, K-12 Education Reform, and Smart Growth..
The San Diego Dialogue Report is a newsletter issued to over 1,000
subscribers, including elected officials, members of the Dialogue,
local media, and regional stakeholders. The Report can also be downloaded
from the Dialogue web site.
Forum Fronterizo is a luncheon series designed to provide civic
leaders with a place to examine major opportunities and challenges
facing this cross-border region. The Forum has been extremely successful
in catalyzing local, state, and federal collaboration on bi-national
concerns and launching new cross-border initiatives. Business, government
and academic leaders from both sides of the border attend.