Welcome to the new Stockton City Limits!

Hello SCL readers. I am proud to announce the launch of a new and expanded Stockton City Limits! In addition to a new, sleeker website, SCL is also expanding its coverage of Stockton and Central Valley-related issues by adding two new staff writers.

800px-Downtown_Stockton_CaliforniaWhen SCL was started nearly two years ago, I hoped that maybe a handful of people would be interested in my thoughts and ideas about Stockton. Today I am happy to report that I have met this goal and then some, having been fortunate enough to publish well over 100 articles reaching thousands of people both locally and nationally. Because of the great response, I have decided to widen the scope of SCL to include more content and different perspectives.

To that end, I am excited to introduce SCL’s two new writers; Kristine Williams and Cindi Marsh, both of whom bring impressive urban planning backgrounds and enthusiasm for the city of Stockton. You can learn more about SCL’s new team on our “About the Authors” page. Our content will be extended beyond the usual opinions on Stockton’s built environment to include more regular reporting on issues specific to growth, development and urbanism in our city.

Thank you for your ongoing support. It’s my hope that SCL will continue to provide thoughtful opinions and timely stories that shed light on the important issues facing the city and how Stockton should grow moving forward.



Categories: Community Commentary

Author:David A. Garcia

David A. Garcia created SCL in March of 2012. Garcia is a Stockton native with a background in urban policy and planning, holding a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA as well as a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies. He currently serves as the Policy Director at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation. David was also COO at Ten Space, a real estate development firm focused exclusively on Downtown Stockton, and continues to advise on their projects. Prior to that, he worked three years as a researcher/analyst for a Congressional research agency in Washington, DC. The views expressed on this site are entirely of the author's

2 Comments on “Welcome to the new Stockton City Limits!”

  1. walt
    February 3, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    I welcome focus on land-use planning and approval.

    I am particularly concerned about the housing proposal at the corner of West and 8-Mile: not infill, not even contiguous.

  2. David Garcia
    February 3, 2014 at 10:52 am #

    Hello Walt, I believe you are referring to Bear Creek East? If so, this development was not approved by the City Planning Commission, though will still be considered by the council apparently. See the following story:


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