A few of my Downtown San Diego Condo owners have asked me about the red parking meters that they’ve seen around town. I wasn’t too sure what they were referring to so I decided to look into it. I fell upon my answer in this month’s edition of the San Diego Downtown News. Recently, the city of San Diego has partnered with the non-profit Downtown San Diego Partnership to institute a city-wide “Clean & Safe” program. The program was launched last year in an effort to make it easier for Downtown San Diego residents to donate to the homeless population while also discouraging panhandling. Nine red parking meters, otherwise known as ‘donation stations,’ have been placed around downtown and allow the public to make donations to help fund citywide efforts to provide the move-in kits and vouchers to the city’s homeless population.
I was pleased to learn about the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s program, and will be on the lookout for the red parking meters. San Diego is an amazingly beautiful city and has a thriving and diverse downtown, and helping the homeless to get back on their feet is beneficial to everyone involved. These red meters go a long way in showing our potential Downtown San Diego Real Estate clients that the city is taking a proactive approach to keep our city clean and safe.
Red Parking Meters Serve Dual Purpose