All posts tagged: Kevin Faulconer

Jul 22 – Action Alert: Protest ALEC in San Diego

Get your protesting shoes ready, because we have a big one coming up. When Wednesday, July 22, starting at 3:00 p.m 3:00pm Union-sponsored Rally at Embarcadero Park North (just south of the hotel) (Public Restrooms are available here) 4:30pm Union March arrives at the Grand Hyatt Hotel; Gathering time. 5:00pm MAIN EVENT Rally begins at the Hyatt 6:00pm Launch tethered balloon banners (Not a “balloon release”) & Active Protest Events More events are being added all the time. Please check latest at Facebook “StopALEC Fest 2015” and RSVP Where Embarcadero Park North (400 Kettner Blvd) Transportation Public Trolley, Seaport Village Station (Green Line) is within a block of the hotel. Driving West on SR 94 — Take I-5 North and follow directions below for “North on I-5” North on I-5 — Exit 6th Ave. Left on 6th. Right on Ash Street. Left on Pacific Highway to Hyatt Hotel. South on I-5 — Exit Front St. Right on Ash Street. Left on Pacific Highway to Hyatt Hotel South on 163 — Exit Ash St. Left on …

Jun 9 – Let City Council Know You Support Your Library

Dear Library Supporter, I hope you can attend the San Diego City Council meeting on Monday, June 9 at 2 p.m. to let City leaders know the importance of Library services. At this meeting, the Council will consider and possibly vote on the Mayor’s proposed budget. It is important our elected leaders understand that San Diegans value their libraries and expect strong public support for the library system. The Mayor’s Proposed Budget calls for funding additional hours at all libraries, and expands the number of libraries open on Sundays from eight to 12. The proposed budget also creates a new homework service to provide after-school tutoring at 18 libraries. These are important additions. However, the proposed budget calls for a $500,000 decrease in spending for library materials. A majority of Council members have called for a return of those funds in their budget revision memos to the Independent Budget Analyst (IBA). The IBA agrees encouraging the Council to reinstate $500,000 to the Library’s materials budget. We call on the Council to not reduce important funding …

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 …

Notes on November Meeting with Special Election Analysis

Susan Peinado called the meeting to order at 4:00pm and welcomed and introduced Sarah Boot, candidate for City Council District 2. Then she handed over to Patrick Schultheis to introduce the panel of journalists who are covering the Mayoral Special Election. The panel discussion covered the results of the Primary and speculation on the run up to the run off with an open format, and multiple questions from the audience. The discussion covered – Results of the Primary (polls, changes) – Campaign strategies and styles – Role of ‘independent’ PACs, negative ads – Where do we go from here? Predictions (Slides used at the discussion can be downloaded here.) The group of local journalists represented the San Diego Free Press, The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint,  NBC7 and La Prensa San Diego. Club member Judi Curry wrote a comprehensive review of the meeting for the OB Rag, here are some bullet points from the discussion – Andy Cohen San Diego Free Press – Nathan says he knew the timing was wrong – Flood of negative ads was a deciding factor …

Nov 11 – KNSJ 89.1 FM San Diego Mayoral Candidate Forum

It’s on again at the originally posted venue. Get YOUR question answered by the top San Diego Mayoral candidates. You can submit your question at the Event’s Facebook page. KNSJ 89.1 FM and Cal Western, School of Law welcome the San Diego Mayoral candidates to an impartial and unbiased question and answer forum at 6:30 pm Monday Nov. 11, 2013 at Cal Western, School of Law at 350 Cedar, on the North side of Cedar St. between 3rd and 4th Ave., in the auditorium on the 3rd floor. The San Diego Free Press, La Prensa, Voice of San Diego, and KNSJ will ask the questions of mayoral candidates Kevin Faulconer, David Alvarez, and Mike Aguirre. Audience members will also be given time to ask questions. The forum will be broadcast live with audio on KNSJ 89.1 FM and video at www.knsj.org. To get YOUR question answered either attend the debate in person and ask it during the audience portion, or add your question to our “Ask the Mayor” Facebook poll by liking KNSJ on Facebook www.facebook.com/knsjradio and/or following …

Nov 11 – KNSJ 89.1 FM San Diego Mayoral Candidate Forum

Get YOUR question answered by the top San Diego Mayoral candidates KNSJ 89.1 FM invites San Diego Mayoral candidates to a fair and balanced question and answer forum at Cal Western, School of Law, where representatives from local alternative media outlets and the community are invited to ask the questions. The forum will be hosted by a KNSJ original show “Talk of the Town”, that routinely features liberals and conservatives debating current political issues, and will be broadcast live on 89.1 FM. A live video feed will also be broadcast at http://www.knsj.org Representatives from the San Diego Free Press, La Prensa, Voice of San Diego, and City Beat have been invited to ask questions of invited mayoral candidates David Alvarez, Kevin Faulconer, Nathan Fletcher, and Mike Aguirre. To get YOUR question answered you will want to either attend the debate in person, use social media to “LIKE” KNSJRadio on Facebook & “FOLLOW” @KNSJRadio on Twitter, and/or watch the live video feed at http://www.knsj.org. KNSJ will field questions from at least one randomly chosen audience member, …