About Todd Gloria
San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria was re-elected to represent District Three on June 5, 2012. As a third generation resident of District Three, his roots in the community are deep and his commitment to the community is strong.
His colleagues elected him to be the City Council President on December 3, 2012.
In Todd's first term as a Councilmember, he championed increased infrastructure investment, resulting in miles of smoother roads and the term “sexy streets.” He also led the way for San Diego's first permanent year-round homeless service center, was a leading advocate for transportation options including a stronger public transit system and pedestrian and bicycle projects, and authored Proposition C, which updated the City's veterans hiring policy.
And, as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee in 2011 and 2012, Councilmember Gloria oversaw the development and approval of budgets that stabilized the City's finances after years of cuts, and restored critical services like library hours.
Todd's lifelong dedication to public service stems from the lesson of his parents that if you care about something, you should leave it better than you found it. Prior to his election in 2008, Todd served as District Director to U.S. Congresswoman Susan A. Davis and worked for the County of San Diego's Health and Human Services Agency. Todd's volunteer efforts to improve the community include his work as a San Diego Housing Commissioner from 2005 until his election, and as a member of the Mid-City Prostitution Impact Panel. As a Councilmember, Todd remains committed to community service and regularly volunteers with his staff on neighborhood projects.
He remains Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. Council President Gloria represents San Diego on the boards of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the Metropolitan Transit System, and he is Chair of the SANDAG Transportation Committee.
Todd was named San Diego's Best Elected Official by the readers of CityBeat in 2011 and 2012. His work has also been recognized by numerous organizations, including the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, the Greater San Diego Business Association, and the HIV Consumer Council.
Todd is a graduate of the University of San Diego and an enrolled member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He lives in Hillcrest.
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