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Our Opportunity for Neighborhood Leadership at City Hall

With two weeks until ballots go out, we’re at a fever pitch knocking on doors, talking with neighbors like you, and getting the word out about our Neighborhoods First campaign for San Diego City Council.

We’ve been pushing back against the repeal of the People’s Ordinance, on the ballot as Measure B, that will likely result in a secondary trash pickup tax on our middle class. The city hopes that, over a couple of years, this will make up the difference for the $86 million 101 Ash Street settlement. The bulk of city monies earmarked for that deal are, regrettably, to be culled from needed park and road maintenance funds.

In July I wrote a letter to the Mayor and San Diego City Council advising them to oppose the proposed 101 Ash St. settlement, especially since both the City Attorney recommended against the settlement, and the D.A. had opened a criminal investigation into the details of the case.

I’ve also been speaking at neighborhood forums, events, and door to door with neighbors to promote housing options that neighbors who work for a living or who go to school can actually afford, and raise awareness about the need of a more scaled-back version of the city’s proposed Mira Mesa Community Plan update, which would increase the population of Mira Mesa by a whopping 42 percent without addressing long-standing transit, congestion, and infrastructure issues.

In the midst of all this discussion, we’re also looking forward to taking a moment to cool our heels with you at our October 8th fundraiser with Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and former San Diego City Council president Sherri Lightner at the home of Dr. Cary Lowe and Trish Butler on Saturday, Oct. 8th, at 5 p.m.

Be sure to RSVP to reserve your space! Pre-contribute and RSVP for additional event information, or e-mail us at

If you’re ready for a change at City Hall and a more responsive city council that serves as a counterweight instead of a rubber stamp, support our District 6 campaign today!

RSVP and join us on Saturday, Oct. 8th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for all of your support, and help us maintain our momentum by volunteering to make phone calls or knock on doors with us today!