1. Understanding short term rentals in San Diego (pt III): Residential rental of less than 30 days ruled illegal without permit

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    August 11, 2015 by Omar Passons

    For those unfamiliar with the issues, you can read part I and part II of this story, also on this …
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  2. Understanding short term rentals in San Diego (pt II) – The “community’s” secret weapon

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    July 28, 2015 by Omar Passons

    I put the term community in quotes in the title because not everyone in every community views these issues the …
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  3. Understanding Short Term Rentals in San Diego – a panel discussion

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    July 24, 2015 by Omar Passons

    For the better part of the last year I’ve found myself involved – mostly through Airbnb – in the City …
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  4. A word about parks: Golden Hill and Conditions Assessments

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    November 2, 2014 by Omar Passons

      This is a clip from the TV Show Parks & Recreation, which I find quite hilarious.  I thought I’d …
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  5. Community Corner (vol. 7) – Where can I park?

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    August 14, 2014 by Omar Passons

    I was born and raised in San Diego.  So my perspective on the role of people, cars, bikes, roller blades, …
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  6. Hack for Change: Models of Community-Based Public Leadership

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    June 1, 2014 by Omar Passons

      I was asked to speak at a Hack for Change event on June 1st as part of the National …
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  7. Understanding Self Sufficiency in San Diego (2014) part II

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    March 16, 2014 by Omar Passons

    A week ago I heard on the radio that a group had released a report called “Making ends Meet” about …
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  8. Understanding Self-Sufficiency in San Diego (2014)

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    March 8, 2014 by Omar Passons

    I want to ask a question with no judgment as to the rightness or wrongness of the answer.  It is …
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  9. The importance of Felipe Monroig: understanding real costs

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    March 4, 2014 by Omar Passons

    Today Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer became Mayor Faulconer at a swearing in ceremony at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.  That’s …
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  10. Why the Community Plan Updates Matter – a quick explanation

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    January 2, 2014 by Omar Passons

    I got the above 1930 photo from John Fry’s website.  There is a ton of cool stuff on his site …
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