For the first time in eight years our Mira Mesa community, part of the larger San Diego City Council District 6 seat that now includes University City, Kearny Mesa, Miramar, Sorrento Valley, and portions of Scripps Ranch including Rancho Encantada, has an opportunity to vote for a new city council representative, and finally elect a proven advocate for our D6 neighborhoods who will fight for all of us at City Hall. That’s why I’m running for San Diego City Council.
Too many streets in Mira Mesa have suffered from deferred maintenance for way too long, from arterials like Gold Coast, Parkdale, Camino Ruiz, and Capricorn to local streets like Royal Ann, Stanfield Circle, Saluda, Ambassador, and many more. We’re going to fix and rebuild these streets.
There’s a lot at stake. Downtown lobbyists, developers, and the life sciences industry have spent months buying their way into this race, and are about to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to consolidate their hold on it. But having been going door-to-door with our Neighborhoods First team since July, we know D6 is ready for a real neighborhood advocate to ensure our communities have someone looking after us and fighting on our behalf – not giving away the power of our council seat.
As a San Diego Planning Commissioner, I know firsthand the challenge of maintaining parks and preserving our open space and canyons. As your District 6 councilmember, I will advance a robust environmental agenda to curb bad development proposals, capture and treat stormwater before it poisons our beaches, retrofit dangerous suburban spaces to be more welcoming to bicycles and pedestrians, and increase and diversify effective transit options so we’re not putting more cars on our already-congested roads and broken streets.
That’s why I’ve earned the support of County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and so many other elected officials and community members, it’s why I’ve earned the endorsements of the San Diego Progressive Democratic Club, San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, the Progressive Democrats of America and others, and it’s why our campaign slogan is Neighborhoods First.
And please, let us know if you’d like to host a neighborhood coffee to introduce me to your friends and neighbors, and make a contribution to our grassroots Neighborhoods First effort. Let’s not miss the opportunity to finally enable real community representation for our District 6 neighborhoods at City Hall.