“From a process perspective, the working group agreed that it would be highly preferable if design/compatibility requirements were handled administratively by staff or by a design review board made up of design professionals without a public hearing, as is done in the Centre City district in San Diego.” pg 7

With all the statements made by all involved in the City Center Plan, about citizen inclusion, the above statement is a curious quote.  It is from the meeting below where city elected officials and staff were present.  This almost looks like advice to keep citizens out of the process.