About Talmadge

Talmadge, established in 1925, is a historic neighborhood in the heart of the San Diego’s Mid-City community. Talmadge is named after three Hollywood movie stars, Norma, Natalie, and Constance Talmadge. Located near San Diego State University and isolated by canyons on the north and west, the community’s entrances are set off by the historic Talmadge Gates. The Talmadge traffic circle marks the heart of the neighborhood.

Talmadge on a Map

Talmadge’s boundaries are several and vary depending upon districts and organizations. Talmadge is within City Council District 9, and the City of San Diego sees Talmadge in the light of several functional definitions. The map below will help visualize the boundaries for these functions and the organizations responsible: KTPG – community planning group, TMAD -maintenance assessment district, ECBBIA -business improvement association. As a neighborhood, Talmadge is the blue shaded area as prescribed by its own neighborhood forum, the Talmadge Community Council (TCC). Understanding these distinctions helps Talmadgians determine in which districts/organizations they are represented and may participate, (eg. meetings, voting, board positions, and volunteer opportunities). Please scroll beyond the map to tour and learn about these important organizations!

Talmadge Community Council (TCC)

The Talmadge Community Council (TCC) is a neighborhood open-forum for residents/property owners in the greater Talmadge area. The TCC Chair facilitates a bi-monthly meeting consisting of reports from the relevant City of San Diego officials, our Talmadge Organizations [Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD), Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG), Talmadge Patrol, and Neighborhood Watch], and agenda items […]

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Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG)

The Kensington-Talmadge Planning Group (KTPG) advises the City of San Diego on matters of land use, project development, public infrastructure projects, and community character in the Kensington and Talmadge communities. It is also the City of San Diego’s primary means of communicating with the Kensington and Talmadge neighborhoods on these types of issues. Visit ktpg.org […]

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Talmadge Maintenance and Assessment District (TMAD)

In a Maintenance Assessment District (MAD), property owners within the district pay for and receive a special benefit of services above-and-beyond what the City provides. The citizen advisory committee working with the City for the Talmadge Maintenance Assessment District (TMAD) is an elected Board of Directors and subcommittee volunteers from within the Talmadge Maintenance Assessment […]

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El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association (ECBBIA)

Properties that are south of Monroe Avenue in Talmadge are not included within the TMAD district but are included in the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement District (ECBBID). This includes all properties, both residential and commercial, from the 805 to 54th Street south of Meade/Monroe and north of Orange Avenue. See this document for more […]

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