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!
With the London 2012 Olympic Games starting this week, U-T San Diego’s Mark Zeigler offers this great profile “San Diego: America’s Olympic Capital.”
This has become the world’s five-ring capital, a place where the Olympic flame is more like a raging beach bonfire, a place that increasingly produces more Olympic athletes in more sports on a more regular basis per capita than anywhere else maybe on the planet. The 2012 Summer Games begin Friday in London, and San Diego — a city of 1.3 million, a county of 3.1 million — can claim 80 athletes who either grew up here or currently live and train here.
And that doesn’t include another two dozen rowers who have wintered on Lower Otay Reservoir for the past several years, which would push the number north of 100 — or roughly one in five members of the U.S. Olympic team. San Diego County has roughly one-hundredth of the U.S. population.
Read more here: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jul/21/san-diego-americas-olympic-capital/
Yesterday, the San Diego City Council voted 6-1 to approve over $45 million worth of traffic and aesthetic improvements, in order to celebrate the centennial of the Panama-California Exposition, which our great city hosted in 1915-16.
I want to offer thanks and support for the Council in approving this project, largely envisioned by Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, and put forward by the Plaza de Panama Committee.
For more news on the project, check out the coverage in U-T San Diego.
The Committee was formed a few years ago and developed an all-encompassing master plan to remove vehicular traffic from the plaza’s central square, restoring the area to its’ former glory, with additional modern aesthetics.
Although the plan is not without a few, nuanced faults — my personal beef being the addition of a paid parking structure replacing years of free parking — the overall plan does much to help re-envision our city’s cultural center in the veil of its’ 1915 heyday.
The original Exposition transformed Balboa Park — which had only been dedicated as a large, open space — into a cultural center for San Diego. This, in turn, helped transform San Diego.
As a regional asset, it’s important to keep a dedicated focus in continuing to renovate and improve Balboa Park, as necessary, to survive through generations.
A close friend of mine who works as a political consultant put this chart together showing the progression of votes I’ve received from Republican voters in San Diego County since 2008.
He proceeded to tell me, “If you were a stock, people should be buying and investing.” I figured I’d post this and let you all decide.
I gotta tell you, there’s not a more rewarding feeling then having random folks — having just met some of them — communicate that they believe in you, and like the job you’re doing.
Can’t say I’d be as successful though if I didn’t listen to the needs of others and do my best to make it happen. Honesty, trust, and sincerity is a hard thing to find in politics. My advice: just keep yourself grounded and real.
A week after the June Primary Election, results show that I didn’t quite make it on to the Central Committee.
Although, there’s a little less than 18,000 ballots left to count throughout the county, I’m certain to gain more however, whatever remaining ballots are left won’t be enough to flip the results in my favor. It happens. Out of 17 candidates, I squarely ended up in the middle of the pack.
In fact, the final 6th place spot could go to either Clinton Soffer or Scott Rieker with 93 votes separating them. Continue reading
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Today, is the June Primary Election.
If you need to know where your polling place is, please visit the San Diego County Registrar of Voters “Find Your Polling Place” page at this link. All you need to do is input your address, and the information should come up.
Polls open at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm.
The Lincoln Club of San Diego County has published a list of endorsed candidates and propositions for tomorrow’s 2012 Primary Election. There are some great choices in candidates and stances on propositions.
Click here to view.
I voted YES on Proposition B.
Let’s follow Mayor Jerry Sanders’ lead and work to get our city back on track!
Dear San Diego friends and family:
The Mayoral election is this Tuesday, June 5th. My friend Omar Passons and I took the picture below because we wanted people to see that Nathan Fletcher has already caused many to set aside partisan politics and help you answer the question: Why is Nathan Fletcher the right candidate for Mayor?
Back in February, the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Katy section published a profile, highlighting my commitment to community and public service since graduating Mayde Creek High School.