All posts tagged: District 2

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 …

Letter from Councilmember Ed Harris

Dear Friends, Being the Councilmember for District Two has been a unique and deeply rewarding experience for me, and one that I’ll never forget.  As I wrap up my council term next month, there are a number of people I would like to thank who have made these past seven months remarkable for me. I would like to thank Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, the City’s leadership team, and the City’s 10,000 employees who strive every day to make San Diego America’s Finest City; my Council colleagues for their guidance and collaboration; and my staff who worked weekends and long hours to address quality of life issues for our neighborhoods by quickly and thoroughly responding to constituent concerns and requests. The community leaders and volunteers who sit on boards for planning groups, town councils, committees, and associations are deserving of my thanks.  Their work is often challenging and always time consuming.   I respect and appreciate these individuals for their engagement, their willingness to serve, and their dedication to improve our neighborhoods.   They are true …

OB Stands Up To Gentrification and Wins!

Hopefully everyone is aware of the great victory for Ocean Beach that took place at City Council on Tuesday August 29. The OB Community Plan Update (12 years in the making) was passed unanimously, and the budget for the Public Facilities Financing Plans passed as well! There’s a great write up and comments on the OB Rag. If you’ve not (re-)registered to Vote since you moved to OB – please take a minute to do so online and consider getting involved with the OB Planning Board, OB Town Council, OB Mainstreet Association, OB Historical Society, Friends of the OB Library, OB Community Foundation, or OB Community Development Corporation.

Jun 16 – Council to Review Minimum Wage Proposal

Last week a committee of the San Diego City Council approved a plan backed by Council President Todd Gloria that would provide five earned sick days and increase the city’s minimum wage. This proposal would help hard-working San Diegans make ends meet, since no one working full-time should have to live in poverty. On Monday, the full City Council will consider it for the first time. Please call the councilmembers to voice your support for this important effort to improve economic conditions and the quality of life throughout our region, or attend the City Council meeting on Monday, June 16, at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall (202 “C” St., 12th Floor, San Diego 92101). When you call the council offices, please use these “patch-through” phone numbers instead of their main numbers so we can track our progress: Councilmember Sherri Lightner, District 1: 619-320-6458 Councilmember Ed Harris, District 2: 619-320-6422 Council President Todd Gloria, District 3: 619-320-6401 Councilmember Myrtle Cole, District 4: 619-320-6437 Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5: 619-320-6003 Councilmember Lorie Zapf, District 6: 619-320-6531 Councilmember …

June 2014 Primary Endorsements

FEDERAL OFFICES U.S. Congress, District 52 Scott Peters STATE OFFICES State Assembly, District 78 Toni Atkins EDUCATIONAL DISTRICTS San Diego Unified School Board, District C Michael McQuary SAN DIEGO COUNTY County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk Susan Guinn Superior Court Judge, Office No. 19 Hon. Michael J. Popkins Superior Court Judge, Office No. 20 Carla Keehn Superior Court Judge, Office No. 25 Michele Hagan INCORPORATED CITIES San Diego, City Council District 2 Sarah Boot PROPOSITIONS 41 Yes Veterans Housing and Homeless Protection Bond Act of 2014 42 Yes Public Records. Open Meetings. State Reimbursement to Local Agencies. A Yes Amends Charter Related to Elections B Yes Referendum on Barrio Logan Community Plan Update C Yes Referendum on Ordinances Related to Barrio Logan Community Plan Update For a list of all local candidates see the County Party endorsements. Although running in a district outside of Point Loma, Ocean Beach & Loma Portal we also encourage those members who can to vote for Kevin Beiser, San Diego Unified School Board, District B – Kevin was unanimously endorsed by the club. Mail …