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Dare to Reuse 2012 Paperless Calendar

The Environmental Services Department partnered with some creative kids from local schools to produce a free environmentally friendly calendar you can use on your computer desktop. Simply download and marvel at the beautiful art pieces made entirely from recycled materials. Go to www.sdrecyclingworks.com.

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City Seeking Applications for Audit Committee

One of three public member positions on the City's Audit Committee will be appointed for a four-year term beginning in 2012. The City is currently soliciting applications in order to make this important appointment.
Public Audit Committee Member Vacancy (PDF)

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City Reaches Mid-Point Of Historic Streets Repaving Project

City scheduled to perform a complete makeover of 59 miles of streets before end of fiscal year 2012.

Read Fact Sheet (PDF).
Streets to be Resurfaced (PDF).

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Mayor Sanders Releases Budget

Proposed budget would be City’s first structurally-balanced budget in decades, and will leave $119 million surplus over the next five years

Read the Fact Sheet (PDF)

View the News Conference Video

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Sunshine Award

The City of San Diego's website won a "Sunny Award" for being one of the most transparent government websites in the country. The Sunshine Review gave sandiego.gov an "A" for transparency. It was one of only 214 out of 6,000 government websites to win a Sunny.

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City Restores Funding for Fire Pits

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced that after more than 3 years, the city is once again able to fund its waterfront fire pit program.

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RECOVERING REVENUE, REFORM SUCCESSES ERADICATE CITY’S LONGSTANDING STRUCTURAL BUDGET DEFICIT

RECOVERING REVENUE, REFORM SUCCESSES ERADICATE CITY’S LONGSTANDING STRUCTURAL BUDGET DEFICIT

Mayor announces restoration of some city services cut during recession

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Spring Recycling Event

Qualcomm Stadium. Sat. March 24 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bring your difficult to dispose of items, like electronics, tires, furniture, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs to Qualcomm Stadium for a free recycling event. Learn more here (PDF). Tire recycling is open to all county residents. Learn more (PDF).

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Digital Bookmobile National Tour

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour comes to San Diego in February! The 18-wheel tractor-trailer is a high-tech update of the traditional bookmobile, and will showcase the free eBook download service from the San Diego Public Library. It comes to Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa on Feb. 16 and 17. Find out more here (PDF)

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State of The City Address

Mayor Jerry Sanders will deliver his final State of the City address on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Balboa Theatre. A reception is immediately following at The US Grant. The taped webcast can be viewed at 8:00 pm on January 11.
City TV24 Broadcast Schedule (PDF)

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Soitec Chooses San Diego For North American Solar Manufacturing Headquarters

Rancho Bernardo facility will bring 450 new green manufacturing jobs to the region.
Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Mayor Jerry Sanders Profiled In Men's Fitness Magazine

Men's Fitness magazine profiled Mayor Jerry Sanders, and the walking regimen that has helped him lose more than 90 pounds.
Read more

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City Hosts 38th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Recycle your Christmas tree during the annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program, December 26, 2011 through January 23, 2012.
Here's how.

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Ask the Mayor Forum

The mayor hosted a live, interactive TV forum with questions from San Diegans on Nov. 29.
Watch the video

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City Sets Recycling Record

San Diegans are recycling a record amount of trash, Mayor Jerry Sanders announced.
Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Boil Water Notice in San Carlos Area

Due to a water pump station failure, the California Department of Public Health and the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department are advising residents of San Carlos, east of Cowles Mountain and north of Navajo Road, to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.

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Mayor Applaudes Council Vote to Approve Toyota Sponsorship

Mayor Jerry Sanders applauded the City Council's unanimous approval to approve a corporate-sponsorship contract with Toyota that will save the city an estimated $245,000 a year.

Read Fact Sheet

More on Corporate Partnerships

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Bright Lights, Big Savings

Read Fact Sheet

Watch the Video

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9/11: San Diego Remembers (Posted September 6, 2011)

Mayor Jerry Sanders will participate in several events to mark the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, including a public ceremony aboard the USS Midway on September 11th.

More Information

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See Something, Say Something (Posted August 30, 2011)

A common-sense guide for how to spot and report suspicious activity.

Watch the Video
Eight Signs of Terrorism brochure (PDF)
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Enterprise Zone Program (Posted July 29, 2011)

Learn how to claim tax credits for your business here (PDF).
Read more about the Enterprise Zone Program.

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Energy Conservation for Summer (Posted July 22, 2011)

Conserve energy during the hot summer months and year round. Learn how to reduce energy use at work and at home.

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Myth v. Fact In Balboa Park (Posted July 12, 2011)

Mayor Jerry Sanders urges all San Diegans to inform themselves about the benefits of the proposed Plaza de Panama project.

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

Plaza de Panama Project

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Master Storm Water System Maintenance Program (Posted July 8, 2011)

The City's Storm Water Division is inviting public comment regarding its Master Storm Water System Maintenance Program. Follow the link below to see the schedule of community meetings (PDF) or to download copies of the Master Program documents.

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Electric Vehicles Get a Charge Out of San Diego

The San Diego region will be one of the first in the nation to have a charging infrastructure to support electric vehicles.

Full Story
Watch News Conference

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Mayor's May Revise Uses Windfall to Restore Rec Center, Library Hours

Mayor uses new revenues to restore hours to neighborhood services that were cut in initial proposed budget.

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

Read Memo To Council (PDF)

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City Council Takes First Step to Approve Historic Retiree Health Care Reform Pact

Agreement saves nearly three quarters of a billion dollars over 25 years.

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

Read City Report (PDF)

Read Buck Consultant Report (PDF)

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San Diego Wins 20 Awards for Excellence in Engineering

13 different projects received a total of 20 awards for excellence in engineering, design, construction and project management.

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Sanders Unveils Major Component of Funding Proposal to Expand Convention Center

Mayor Sanders announced the first - and largest - component of a proposed financing plan for the much-needed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center.

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

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City's First Managed Competition Yields $5 Million In Cost Savings

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced that city employees were the recommended winning bidder in the first managed competition of city services.


Read Fact Sheet (PDF)
Watch News Conference

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Mayor Announces Historic Deal on Retiree Health Care Benefits

Mayor Jerry Sanders announced that the city has reached a milestone agreement with labor unions that will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.


Read Fact Sheet (PDF)
View Graph (PDF)
Watch News Conference

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Mayor Calls for End to Water Restrictions

Mayor Jerry Sanders has called for an end to the city's mandatory water restrictions, citing the state's full reservoirs and healthy snowpack levels.


Read Fact Sheet (PDF)
Watch News Conference
Waste No Water Website

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National Public Works Week is May 15 - 21

Featuring the 3rd Annual Potential Bidders Conference. Sign up now to learn how to do business with the City. This conference is free, but space is limited, so sign up today! .

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Free Used Tire Recycling Event

Bring in your old tires for free recycling at Mira Mesa High School Saturday, April 30th. More event information. (PDF)

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Mayor Sanders Appears on Charlie Rose Show on PBS

Mayor Sanders was a guest on PBS's Charlie Rose Show last night where he discussed a variety of issues, including pension reform, with a few other big city mayors.

Watch Video

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Borrowing FREE eBooks from the Library Just Got Easier

OverDrive, one of the Library's eBook providers, has launched its Media Console app, which allows San Diego Public Library patrons to wirelessly download eBooks on the go.

Read the Press Release (PDF)

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Mayor Sanders to Governor: Reform Redevelopment, Don't End It

Mayor Sanders was joined by several council members to urge the governor and state legislators to accept the redevelopment reform proposal submitted for their consideration.


Watch Press Conference
Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

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It all comes back to the Red and Black

Mayor Sanders was part of a pep rally for the SDSU Aztec’s men’s basketball team on Friday. The team’s phenomenal season has sparked a fan frenzy that had students camped out for days to get tickets to see the No. 4 ranked Aztecs take on BYU on Saturday morning. (CBS, 11:00am)

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Rule Changes Will Help Community Gardens Flourish

Mayor Sanders and Councilmember Gloria visited the New Roots Community Farm to talk about changes to the city’s zoning laws that will make it easier for community gardens to flourish throughout the city. More

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Mayor Announces Significant Decrease in Crime

Compared to 2009, the total number of major crimes in San Diego dropped nearly 5% in 2010. This included a total of 29 homicides - the lowest figure since 1968.

Watch Video on Web

View Crime Statistics (PDF)

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City Hosts 37th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The City's Environmental Services Department will host the 37th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program December 26, 2010 through January 23, 2011.

View Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Mayor Presents Ambitious Agenda for San Diego

Mayor Sanders delivered the State of the City address outlining his agenda for San Diego.

Read Mayor Sanders' Speech (PDF)

Read Fact Sheet (PDF)

Watch Video on Web

City24 Airing Schedule

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City Reaches Recycling Milestones

The waste diversion rate in the City of San Diego achieves a record 66%, and the recycling program is expanding to accept additional plastics in the blue recycling container.

View Fact Sheet (PDF)

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Mayor Thanks City Workers for Heroic Work During Floods

Too often, we take the work of our city employees for granted. Today the Mayor held a press conference to single out some city employees for their exemplary work.

Video of News Conference

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Mayor's Reforms Move Forward with Unanimous Council Votes

The City Council unanimously approved moving forward on two reforms that Mayor Jerry Sanders says will save the city millions of dollars annually when fully implemented.

Read the Fact Sheet (PDF)

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State of The City Address

Save the Date. Mayor Jerry Sanders' Annual State of the City Address will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the Balboa Theatre. The reception is immediately following at The US Grant.

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City Hosts 37th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The City's Environmental Services Department will host the 37th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program December 26, 2010 through January 23, 2011.

View Fact Sheet (PDF)

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REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

The San Diego City Charter, Section 5, requires that the City be redistricted at least once every 10 years, but no later than nine months after the City receives final federal decennial census information. More

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Mayor Reminds San Diegans of Winter Lawn-Watering Rules

Effective November 1st, the City’s lawn-watering regulations return to the winter schedule

Read the fact sheet (PDF)

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San Diego Salutes Officer Christopher Wilson

On October 28, 2010, Officer Christopher Wilson was killed in the line of duty. Officer Wilson, a 17-year veteran, leaves behind two children. The San Diego Police Officers Association has created a fund to benefit Officer Wilson's family. To donate, go to the SDPOA website.

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Oil and Auto Waste Recycling Events

The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is hosting Oil and Auto Waste Recycling Events starting Saturday, February 19, 2011. The Department conducts numerous events throughout the year to collect hazardous materials and dispose of them properly.

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Budget Town Halls

A series of eight Budget Town Hall meetings (PDF) will be held beginning October 18, 2010 to discuss proposed budget reductions to City departments including police, fire, libraries and parks and recreation.


View Budget Presentation (PDF)
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San Diego Supports Disability Awareness and Workplace Diversity

The City is honoring National Disability Employment Awareness Month and 20th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act by hosting a series of events to improve employment and workplace opportunities for San Diegans with disabilities.

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The Force Is With San Diego: Comic-Con Is Staying Put

Mayor Sanders announces that Comic-Con International, the city's largest and most lucrative convention, will stay in San Diego until 2015.


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The City of San Diego Rallies for the Padres!

Support the San Diego Padres by getting a Go Padres placard at any City recreation center, library or the City Administration Building starting Thursday, September 23rd.


Watch Video of the Press Conference
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Take Hold of Your Businesses Future!

Small businesses are the backbone of San Diego's economy. Visit the City's Small Local Business Enterprise Program website to learn more about available bid opportunities.

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At Long Last, City Breaks Ground on New Central Library

Mayor leads groundbreaking for new central library, a state-of-the-art centerpiece of learning and civic engagement to be built without any money from the city's operating budget.

Read the fact sheet (PDF)

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Finally, City to Build New Central Library

At the urging of Mayor Sanders -- and after decades of debate and discussion -- the City Council has voted to build a new Central Library. Groundbreaking to be held in July. Learn More.

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Join the Library Department's Summer Reading Program

The City's Library Department encourages kids to visit a local branch library June 15, 2010 - August 15, 2010 to participate in its Summer Reading Program.

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Watch a movie under the stars!

Visit your local City of San Diego park on select nights this Summer and enjoy a free movie under the stars.

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The City of San Diego encourages small and local business participation in contracting

Get certified through the Equal Opportunity Contracting Department's
Small Business Enterprise Program today

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Mayor Applauds Police for Major Narcotics Bust

More than 40 street-level drug dealers caught in SDPD sting

Read the fact sheet

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Make It A Safe Summer

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department encourages San Diegans to have a fun, yet safe summer by following some simple tips.

Beach and Water Safety
Beach and Water Regulations
BBQ

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Mayor Reminds San Diegans of Summer Lawn-Watering Rules

Beginning June 1st, new City water-restriction rules were implemented to prevent San Diegans from watering their lawns during the hottest hours of the day.

Read the fact sheet (PDF)
Watch Video of the News Conference

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Gear up for Bike to Work Day

Join thousands of San Diegans on Friday, May 21 for National Bike to Work Day! Bicycling to work or school is healthy, environmentally friendly, and economical. Read more about Bike to Work Day…

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Mayor Announces Historic Street Repaving Project

Might Be Largest Such Project in City's History.

Read the fact sheet (PDF)
List of streets that will receive asphalt overlay (PDF)
Map of streets scheduled for overlay and slurry-seal upgrade (PDF)
Watch Video of the News Conference

Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

Mayor Jerry Sanders presented his Fiscal Year 2011 Proposed Budget on Thursday, April 15, 2010.

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Auto Products Recycling

The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is hosting an Oil and Auto Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, March 20, 2010. The Department conducts numerous events throughout the year to collect hazardous materials and dispose of them properly. For more information, call (858) 694-7000.

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Recycle Your Old Tax Files

Bring your old tax files to the Environmental Services Department’s 8th annual Residential Tax Filing Recycling Event (PDF) going on April 9-17th at the Miramar Recycling Center.

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Support the City’s Fire Pit Program

Support the Fire Pit Program by making a tax deductible contribution.

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Mayor Announces Water Use Down 12 Percent in February

City's "No Time To Waste No Water To Waste" outreach campaign wins national award.

Read the fact sheet (PDF)
Watch Video of the News Conference

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Auto Products Recycling

The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department is hosting an Oil and Auto Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, March 20, 2010. The Department conducts numerous events throughout the year to collect hazardous materials and dispose of them properly. For more information, call (858) 694-7000.

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Sanders Announces Reduction in Sewer Spills

The number of sewer spills in the City of San Diego has dropped to its lowest level in nearly a decade.

Read the Fact Sheet (PDF)
2000-2009 Sewage Spill Reduction Graph (PDF)
Watch Video of the News Conference

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Why Waste A Good Thing?

Beginning January 1, 2010, recycling in apartments, condominiums, townhomes and businesses within the City of San Diego became mandatory. To ensure full compliance with the Recycling Ordinance, the Environmental Services Department provides technical assistance, resources and on-site inspections.

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Water Conservation

A severe drought and other factors are forcing all San Diegans to reduce their water use. Learn more about the city's aggressive water-conservation campaign, "No Time To Waste, No Water To Waste."

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Enterprise Zone Program

For more than two decades the City of San Diego's Enterprise Zone Program (PDF) has attracted and retained businesses in the region, resulting in billions of dollars in investment. Enterprise Zones were created to increase household income, stimulate business investment and create job opportunities through incentives.

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