About Todd Gloria
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. On December 3, 2012, his colleagues elected him President of the City Council.
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 in 2011 and 2012, 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. He remains Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents San Diego on the boards of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the Metropolitan Transit System, and is Chair of the SANDAG Transportation Committee.
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. 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 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.