Emergency Operations Policy Research and Planning for National City’s Disaster Preparedness and Response

National City’s Debris Management Annex is a plan which establishes an organizational structure and process by which National City can coordinate and manage, in the most effective and efficient way, the clearance, removal, and disposal of debris following an emergency or disaster. This annex establishes a Debris Management Organization and outlines Staff, Contractor, and Partner […]

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Survey of Noise Exposure in National City Port Area Residents

The purpose of this study was to determine the attitudes of the residents of National City toward noise in their community and to compare that to information about the actual noise levels to which the residents are exposed. This is intended to provide information about when and what type of noise may be a problem […]

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Civic Center Microgrid Feasibility Study

Energy is a major operating cost for local governments. City of National City has taken many steps to reduce energy usage in its facilities implementing energy efficiency and conservation. The City is now considering the implementation of a microgrid, which is a renewable resource generator that empowers a geographic area to use its own electricity […]

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Kimball Senior Center & George H. Waters Nutrition Center

Ninety-seven students enrolled in the upper-division Speech, Language, and Hearing Science (SLHS) 580 course taught by Dr. Henrike Blumenfeld, titled “Communication Processes and Aging,” offered service-based work to support the staff at the Kimball Senior Center and the George H. Waters Nutrition Center. This work also benefitted the students by engaging them in real-world experiences. […]

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National City Marina District (3/3)

SDSU students conducted a Sustainability Gap (SGAP) Assessment report to identify improvement strategies for the “assessed” establishments in the City of National City. The assessed establishments where the Best Western Plus Marina Gateway Hotel, Goodies Bar & Grill, The Pier 32 Marina, and Ethnic Deli and Café. The overall goal of this Sustainability Assessment assignment […]

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Mitigation Strategies for a Changing Climate in National City, CA

The climate change mitigation strategies outlined in this report were created through the partnership between National City and the SDSU Sage Project during the fall of 2014. Graduate students in the Public Health 700D course titled “Global Climate Change,” taught by Professor Zohir Chowdhury, elected one of two project options: designing a pedestrian and bicycle […]

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Air Quality in National City

Four air quality course projects were completed by San Diego State University (SDSU) graduate students in collaboration with National City and the Sage Project in winter 2015. The intent of this partnership was to achieve the city’s goal to quantify fine particulate matter air pollution concentrations in residential, commercial, and industrial areas near roadways/freeways in […]

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Designing National City

Five teams of graduate students in the Urban Design and Land Use Planning Studio class at San Diego State University prepared design concepts for various project sites around National City, California. In this project, students and faculty collaborated with city representatives to identify core areas of potential “smart growth” development opportunities within National City. The […]

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Clearing up the Haze: Towards a Comprehensive View of the National City Air Quality Picture

The data contained in this report were generated during collaboration between National City, the Sage project, and San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) in the spring of 2014. Fourteen students from the Environmental Health division of the GSPH who were enrolled in a course entitled ‘Air Quality’, taught by Professor Zohir […]

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The California Public Records Act: National City and Best Practices for Improvement

The California Public Records Act (CPRA) applies to all local or municipal governments by allowing the public the right to request and inspect any document or piece of information unless exempted by law. Some documents may be redacted for either privacy issues or legalities, but overall, most documents within the government are subject to the […]

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