I’m grateful our San Diego City Council District 6 campaign has been endorsed by so many remarkable elected officials and environmental leaders like County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, and Lemon Grove City Councilmembers Jennifer Mendoza and George Gastil.
We’re excited to share more endorsements in the days and weeks to come, but I wanted to announce today our campaign has received the endorsement of Imperial Beach City Councilmember and California Coastal Commission alternate Paloma Aguirre.
Paloma has spent years fighting for clean beaches, oceans, and watersheds not only in the U.S., but in conjunction with environmental leaders in Mexico by way of her binational work with Wildcoast – and as an Imperial Beach City Councilmember she has taken up the challenge to find solutions to end cross border pollution and restore the Tijuana River Valley.
As the only environmentalist running for San Diego City Council I’m honored to have earned Paloma’s endorsement, and I pledge to make the city a full partner in the effort to stop the endless sewage leaks that have plagued the Tijuana River Valley and coastal communities like Imperial Beach for far too long.
While we’re at it, let’s rebuild our broken roads in District 6 and invest in our parks, libraries, and recreation centers. Let’s also reinvest in our infrastructure, and ensure we’re implementing smart growth with effective transit to prevent more cars from clogging our roads.
And let’s not just protect our environment, but advocate for our open spaces like Peñasquitos Canyon and the Del Mar Mesa Preserve to ensure we have wild canyons, clean water and air, healthy beaches, less traffic, and advance a real effort to meet our city’s Climate Action Plan goals.
Our campaign uses the slogan Neighborhoods First for a reason – because it’s time for real leadership in the Heart of San Diego in District 6. Thank you again for your ongoing support, and thank you to Councilmember Paloma Aguirre.