It all started a while ago…
In the late 1980’s several local environmental activists and planning interests formed a new organization, the Coalition for Planning Reform (CPR). Their objective was to breath new hope into regional planning and call attention to the unbridled population growth of the San Diego region and the negative consequences of such growth as manifested by traffic congestion, overcrowded schools, increases in crime rates, water pollution, loss of open space, and environmental degradation.
Transition to LCVSD
Their work continued for several years and in the late 1990’s the board of CPR made the decision to become the San Diego chapter of a well recognized state wide conservation organization, the League of Conservation Voters. Thus LCVSD was born. With support from the state organization and partnerships with other San Diego activists, the local chapter has been even more instrumental in identifying and supporting candidates for public office who have strong environmental and conservation values. This has led to more environmentally friendly candidates being elected to city councils through out the region in recent years, and allowed us to continue working with our elected officials once in office to promote a conservation agenda.