All posts tagged: city council

Dec 1 – State of the District Address

Come along to hear about the issues in our district and to thank (club member) Ed Harris for the fabulous job he’s done giving voice to issues ignored for many years. When December 1, 2014 6:00 – 7:00 PM Where Dana Middle School (map) 1775 Chatsworth Blvd San Diego, CA 92107 Overview of Accomplishments and Engagement Since taking office last April, I have been working on quality of life issues and promoting community engagement.  Below are some of the highlights of that work: Community Engagement Attended 67 community meetings and events Hosted six community meetings in Bay Park, Point Loma, Bay Ho, Moraga, and Linda Vista on issues of homelessness, traffic calming, parking districts, and proposed development Hosted five community coffees/desserts Quality of Life Opened the Edward Tyler Cramer Park in Linda Vista Installed pedestrian safety upgrades in Point Loma and Ocean Beach Approved a budget for Fiscal Year 2015 that includes funding for Council District Two projects such as new street lights, a new Fire Station for Point Loma and the development of the Coastal …

Gretchen Kinney Newsom

Run Women Run Endorses Gretchen Kinney Newsom for Interim District 2 Seat

February 19, 2014: Run Women Run announced today that the non-partisan political group has endorsed Ocean Gretchen NewsomBeach community leader Gretchen Kinney Newsom for the interim San Diego City Council District 2 seat that will become vacant after current Councilmember Kevin Faulconer takes office as Mayor. “Run Women Run is pleased to endorse Gretchen Kinney Newsom to replace Kevin Faulconer in District 2 during this interim period. Gretchen’s experience, leadership and commitment to her community make her the ideal person to serve District 2 and will serve her well as a member of City Council,” said Jamie Quient, Co-Chair, Run Women Run Political Action Committee and Executive Committee Member. The Political Action Committee voted to endorse Newsom at a special meeting on Tuesday evening. Faulconer is expected to take office on March 3. The City Council has 30 days to select an interim representative. That person will serve until December 2014 and cannot be someone who is running for the permanent position. For the 2014 election, RWR has endorsed former federal prosecutor Sarah Boot for …

Feb 22 – Saturday – Team Boot Superwalk

The most exciting part of our campaign is about to begin. This Saturday, February 22nd is our inaugural Team Boot SuperWalk! So many of you have asked how you can be helpful – and this is it! Come, bring a friend, enjoy the beauty of Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach – and help us start our ground campaign with a bang. I hope to see you Saturday – your help truly makes the difference. Sincerely, Sarah When Saturday February 22, 2014 9:30 am Where Kate Sessions Memorial Park 5115 Soledad Road, San Diego, CA 92109 We will be meeting at 9:30 AM and then breaking off in pairs to walk a precinct. If you are new to walking, no problem! There will be a brief training session beforehand and we will try to pair you with an experienced walker. Please CLICK HERE to let us know you will be joining us. Questions? Email Laura Fink at

Judi Curry & David Alvarez

The Widder Curry Meets Mayoral Candidate David Alvarez in Ocean Beach

A “meet and greet” was held Sunday October 13 in Pt. Loma to introduce us to David Alvarez, a candidate running for the position of Mayor of San Diego. It was the first time that many of the attendees had ever met Mr. Alvarez, and there was great interest from the over 50 people in attendance in what he had to say, how he said it, and what he sees for the future of San Diego. He gave willingly of his time, and spent almost three hours answering every question asked. It is interesting to note that at no time did he evade the questions, and from this observation was honest and sincere in what he said. He stated that his leadership goal as the mayor of San Diego is to continue the community action that is so badly needed in San Diego. He said that he would put the “neighborhoods” first and work on infrastructure so badly needed in our city today. David was born and raised in San Diego. His mother worked in …

Kevin Faulconer

Mar 27 – Councilmember Kevin Faulconer to Speak in OB

The Ocean Beach Town Council will be hosting City Councilmember, Kevin Faulconer at their public meeting taking place at 7:00pm this Wednesday, March 27th at the Masonic Center (1711 Sunset Cliffs). Councilmember Faulconer plans on discussing a number of topics including his proposed Neighborhood Parking Protection Ordinance. According to Councilmember Faulconer, this ordinance seeks to mitigate the “proliferation of illegally parked oversized vehicles on City streets” [which] is a public safety, quality of life and environmental issue that has an acute impact on San Diego’s visitor-serving beach.” He will share additional information regarding the direction and status of this ordinance. The Councilmember will also touch upon his work to directly improve Ocean Beach. For example, he secured $150,000 for infrastructure improvements to the Ocean Beach Lifeguard Station, which will be used to provide the station with an automatic gate and address parking lot paving needs. He has noted, “together, we are moving forward with legislation at City Hall to improve the Ocean Beach community’s quality of life and protect our beaches and bays.” The OB Town Council hope you will …

Bob Filner

Feb 25 – Today! Help the Mayor Fight the Special Interests

Mayor Filner is standing up for the citizens of San Diego against the special interests of the hotels. The hotels plan to collect tax monies over the next 40 years and use it for their own benefit. These are tax monies that should be used for critical infrastructure and other needs of our city. The hotel tax hearing addressing this issue is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday, February 25, 2013. The hearing will be held in the City Council chambers on the 12th floor of City Hall at 202 “C” Street. Three (3) hours of parking are available at nearby Horton Plaza with parking validation (requires spending $10). Since taxes are intended to be levied by governments to benefit the citizens of the community, private companies levying taxes for their own benefit sets a dangerous precedent. As Jim Miller writes in a must read San Diego Free Press article addressing the hoteliers “you’re not running America’s Finest Tourist Plantation anymore.  If you are going to get $30 million in public funds to promote your …