June 14, 2019
On June 3, San Diego City Council heard from the Office of the City Auditor on Community Planning Groups (CBGs). CPGs are integral components of the planning process and provide citizens with an opportunity for involvement in advising development projects and land use matters, general or community plan amendments, rezoning and public facilities.
The City Audit had two findings.
Finding 1: The City’s limited oversight, guidance, and training of CPGs may be contributing to CPGs’ lack of transparency, inconsistent records retention, and potential non-compliance with Council Policy and the Brown Act.
Finding 2: Lack of oversight of the CPGs development project review process has made it difficult to analyze their performance and influence.