What should SD be like?

Website allows people to vote for how region should grow

If you were in complete control of San Diego, would you be running it differently?

San Diego lovers are now able to put in their two cents on what they want San Diego County to look like in the future.

The San Diego Foundation, an organization that wishes to improve the quality of life for Greater San Diego, has started a conversation online where San Diegans can give their input.

ShowYourLoveSD.org compiles nearly two years of research and input from the local community.

The four categories that people are able to share their voice on are community and culture, jobs and economy, learning, and future scenarios.

Hot topics such as redeveloping Qualcomm Stadium, a new university in Chula Vista, and easing height restrictions near the coast will be discussed in the forum.

Heading the project is Bill Geppert, a recently retired vice president and regional manager of Cox Communications.  He currently holds the position of acting president of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

“This is an opportunity to have input into our future,” Geppert said. “It’s an opportunity to have a voice about what kind of San Diego we want in the next 40 to 50 years out that our kids and grandkids will live in, where they will live, work and play. It’s the chance to shape what’s possible in the future.”

The interactive website gives a several options so users can express what is most important to them in the future development of the San Diego region.

Once a user has completed their “vision of the future” they will be able to compare it with everyone else in the region that has also taken the survey.

The website is available in both English and Spanish.

When the survey comments have been compiled they will be shared with government officials.