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CCRL California Center for Regional Leadership
Connecting California's Regions to the State and Each Other
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San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone (415) 445-8975
Fax (415) 445-8974

The California Regional Network

San Diego Dialogue

Website: http://www.sandiegodialogue.org/

San Diego DialogueThe 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)

Established: 1991

Overview

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.