Councilwoman Diaz said she heard about the Cal Poly student's proposal accidentally during a chance encounter on a plane flight to the Bay Area. — North County Times
I always tell graduating students to take their projects to real life and grass root campaign them. Well, so it happened to one Cal Poly, Pomona architecture student John Barlow, class of 2010 advised by professor Kip Dickson, when his project fell into the hands of interested Escondido City Council and the rest of the story is very inspiring for young graduates of design schools.
"City officials say a new proposal to have developers or venture capitalists build a cooperative wine-processing plant in Escondido could turn the city into a prominent wine-growing region."
See the pdfs of the project here.