FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2021
SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer announced her endorsement of Tommy Hough in the race for San Diego City Council in District 6, and that she would be the featured guest and speaker at Hough’s upcoming fundraising event in Mira Mesa on Sunday, Aug. 29.
An ardent progressive and environmentalist, Supervisor Lawson-Remer highlighted Hough’s environmental commitment in an e-mail to supporters earlier today. “As a lifelong environmental champion and the co-founder of San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action, Tommy knows what’s at stake as we confront the climate emergency, and is prepared to take the hard votes this moment warrants.”
Supervisor Lawson-Remer also noted the potential for Hough to extend a similarly bold leadership style at the city. “A committed neighborhood advocate, Tommy understands how we need to tackle our region’s interconnected infrastructure, housing, and transportation crises,” Lawson-Remer said. “Tommy’s grassroots campaign represents a unique opportunity for our movement to elect a partner at the city with the values and knowledge to advance the same bold leadership we are bringing to the County.”
Earlier this year, Supervisor Lawson-Remer appointed Hough to serve as her office’s representative to the San Diego County Planning Commission.
According to Hough, many of the issues coming up this cycle are similar to those he addressed as the endorsed Democratic Party candidate for the District 6 seat in 2018, like housing, planning, the environment, and especially infrastructure. “Our infrastructure crisis isn’t just confined to rebuilding Gold Coast and Parkdale,” said Hough. “We have dozens of streets and arterials in D6 from Saluda to Perseus to Limerick that need to be repaved and rebuilt, streetlights that need to be replaced, and park amenities that need to be restored.”
“When you hear that the city has to find money for basic projects like parks and roads, but throws away money on debacles like 101 Ash St. or the City Attorney’s office refusing to pay its rent, you can imagine how that news lands on my neighbors’ ears,” said Hough. “We have libraries in Clairemont that have decades of deferred maintenance, a senior center that is closing because the facility is too far gone to be restored, and Mira Mesa had to help facilitate the transfer of the Epicentre from the city to the county just so that community asset could begin to be restored.”
“Our D6 communities in the Heart of San Diego are desperate for a genuine neighborhood advocate at City Hall, not another empty vessel doing the bidding of Downtown developers and consultants. That cycle must be broken.”