Saw a tweet from the San Diego City Clerk’s office (@SDCityClerk) this morning which asked, “When was the City of SD’s current Charter first adopted?” The tweet ended with this link (http://www.sandiego.gov/city-clerk/geninfo/history.shtml) which takes you to the City Clerk’s website where you can learn all about the history of San Diego government.
Wow. What a history!
Founded in 1850, San Diego went bankrupt two years later, and eventually emerged in 1889 with not only a strong mayor, but TWO houses within the city’s Common Council: a Board of Aldermen, and a Board of Delegates.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love reading up on this at the City Clerk’s website. Great way to start a Wednesday morning!