As was posted earlier today, the District 2 City Council seat vacated by Mayor-Elect Kevin Faulconer will be filled by a City Council appointment.
Besides Ed Harris another potential candidate is Gretchen Kinney Newsom, our club Secretary and President of the Ocean Beach Town Council.
Gretchen has taken an active role toward preserving and improving community resources, advocating for a sustainable local economy, enhancing community dialogue and civic engagement, increasing neighborhood safety, and maintaining the unique “vibe” of Ocean Beach.
She previously served as Special Assistant and senior advisor to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a bipartisan body charged with conducting the nation’s official inquiry into the causes of the financial and economic crisis, and worked for the California State Treasurer’s office, and a gubernatorial campaign.
She too would be able to devote 9-10 months to this interim position. Additionally, she shares iMayor Gloria’s concerns and objectives on homelessness, which is a major issue for District 2. Gretchen would be steadfast in representing the concerns of the district’s constituents and ensuring a smooth transition once the new councilmember is elected.
President, Point Loma Democratic Club
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