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Point Loma/OB Democratic Club Supports Monica Montgomery Steppe for San Diego City Council President

Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe showed us the very best of what a City Council President could be. She has exported the values of her district to the city at large. Thanks to Montgomery Steppe the privacy of San Diegans in all council districts is more respected and the city rests assured that the San Diego Police Department will operate with oversight from their communities. Montgomery Steppe is ambitious and inclusive in pursuit of solutions to constituents’ needs. When the smart streetlight program infringed on all San Diegans’ privacy rights in yet another lopsided contract that drained taxpayers, Montgomery Steppe effectively worked to defund it. As the community awoke to a reckoning over police practices, Montgomery Steppe turned action into administration; she helped to pass Measure B that coupled effective policing together with an independent community review board. Her opponent for the council presidency, Dr. Jen Campbell, works against her district. How can we burden the entire city with Dr. Jen Campbell’s leadership? Campbell supported Measure E amidst the loudest opposition from her own community; now …

Nov 22 – San Diego’s new Commission on Police Practices – and how we can help get it funded

Sunday November 22, 4:00PM – Zoom registration Join us for a discussion with attorneys Andrea St. Julian and Geneviève Jones-Wright on the adoption of Measure B. As approved by voters this month, Measure B creates a Commission on Police Practices, which would have members appointed by the City Council, its own staff, an independent attorney and the power to subpoena and conduct investigations into police officer misconduct. Geneviève Jones-Wright has served as a Deputy Public Defender with the Office of the Primary Public Defender since 2006, and is a former candidate for District Attorney in San Diego. Ms. Jones-Wright serves as a volunteer attorney with the California Innocence Project and is a mock trial coach and a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board at Lincoln High School. Geneviève was recently elected President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. Andrea St. Julian, Esq, is a past President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and co-chair of San Diegans for Justice, the group who pushed the change to the city’s charter with recent ballot Measure B. Ms. …