San Diego's Future in the Eye of the Survey-Taker

Online survey will gather public insight to send to politicians and foundation

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    Over 90 percent of San Diegans say their city needs a plan, according to the San Diego Foundation -- whether that means wider freeways, better infrastructure or more funding for local public schools.

    A new project will allow residents to vote directly for what they envision in San Diego's future.

    San Diego Foundation: Show Your Love

    [DGO] San Diego Foundation: Show Your Love
    A new project will allow residents vote directly for what they envision in San Diego's future. (Published Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012)

    The organization, "Our Greater San Diego Vision," launched the website,,  which gives residents four categories to weigh in on.

    Click here to take the survey.

    The project is backed by the San Diego Foundation, which manages about $560 million in assets around the county.

    The "winners" will benefit in part from the Foundation's financial help and the attention of local policy-makers.

    The interactive website offers four categories to vote on: arts and culture, education, the economy and housing. Each category asks a number of questions pertaining to the future of each of these areas. The sections offer statistics, scenarios and basic information to aid decisions.

    The questionnaire asks specifics as well -- such as the future of Qualcomm Stadium, the construction of a new international airport or protecting local state parks and beaches.

    The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.

    "We want to bring people together convene have the conversations and decide who should be the champion for a certain issue," said Lori Pfeiler of the San Diego Foundation.

    The Foundation is hoping that 50,000 people will take the survey, which will be open until January 31. The results will go public in the spring.

    Click here for more information on the project.