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About Todd Gloria

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Todd Gloria became the Interim Mayor of the City of San Diego on August 30, 2013. He was elected to his second term as Councilmember representing District Three on June 5, 2012. He served as Council President in 2013 and was re-elected Council President for 2014.

In Todd's first term as a Councilmember, he championed increased infrastructure investment, resulting in miles of smoother roads, subsequently coining 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.

As Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee since 2011, Todd 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 currently chairs the Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency. He represents San Diego on the board of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), is a member of the SANDAG Executive Committee, is the past and current Chair of the SANDAG Transportation Committee, is an alternate for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, and is the liaison to Civic San Diego.

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 to the City Council, and as a member of the Mid-City Prostitution Impact Panel.

In 2013, Todd was one of 24 individuals chosen for the Aspen Institute's Rodel Fellowship Program for Public Leadership, recognizing him as one of the nation's most promising young leaders in American government. Todd was named San Diego's Best Elected Official by the readers of CityBeat in 2011, 2012 and 2013. 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 a member of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Todd is a native San Diegan, third generation resident of District Three, and a dedicated public servant. Having learned from his parents the importance of leaving things better than when you first found them, Todd enthusiastically and tirelessly works to ensure San Diego lives up to its name America's Finest City.

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