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Jobs and the Economy

Kevin is committed to attracting and retaining jobs to encourage economic prosperity and growth.

Protect Jobs

In 2012, Kevin fought to keep Solar Turbines, a local engineering company that provides high quality local jobs, from relocating out of San Diego due to prospective residential encroachment. Kevin's efforts helped save thousands of San Diegan jobs. Kevin is dedicated to economic policies that protect local jobs and support industry.

Creating New Jobs for San Diego

A successful Convention Center that can attract and retain business and tourists is a key part of San Diego's economy. A large convention, such as Comi-Con, can bring millions of dollars in economic activity and tax revenues to the City in one weekend alone.

To continue the City's ability to attract and retain national conventions, Kevin believes the City must move forward with its collaborative plan with the Port of San Diego and the hospitality industry to expand the convention center.

The new Convention Center will add 5-acres rooftop public park with new views of the city and the Bay, create 6,885 new, permanent jobs related to the Convention Center Expansion, and add an additional $698 million in new regional economic impact.

Common Sense Regulatory Reform

Kevin is committed to streamlining regulations at City Hall to encourage economic growth, allow businesses to thrive, and create an environment that cultivates and encourages entrepreneurialism. During his time on the City Council, Kevin has supported changes in the municipal code to lower permit costs, make it easier for local breweries to operate and for restaurants to open sidewalk cafes without spending thousands of dollars in permit fees.