Councilmember Vivian Moreno (District 8)
Councilmember Vivian Moreno was elected to represent the City of San Diego’s Eighth City Council District in 2018. She has dedicated her career to improving the region’s most underserved communities through experience, volunteer work and public service and served as a Policy Advisor and Council Representative to Councilmember David Alvarez for eight years.
The Councilmember currently serves as Chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee, Vice Chair of the Committee on the Environment, a member of the Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency, Committee on Infrastructure and the Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods. She also serves on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board, the Otay Valley Regional Park Policy Committee, the SANDAG Bayshore Bikeway Working Group, SANDAG Borders Committee, SANDAG Public Safety Committee, San Diego Consortium Policy Board and Chairs the Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority.
Councilmember Moreno’s priorities include ensuring that the residents of District 8 receive the equitable services and resources they need for better quality of life, including the building of more housing for our working families, repairing our streets and roads, ensuring safe routes to school, advocating for more parks and libraries for our youth and promoting initiatives that bring jobs to the district.
Through her work and experience as Binational Affairs Director for then Councilmember Alvarez, she worked on vital border infrastructure issues including the widening of the Otay Mesa Truck Route to help improve the flow of cross-border commerce and relieve congestion on local roads. With tens of thousands of people daily crossing through the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the busiest port in the Western Hemisphere, addressing the traffic and infrastructure issues in South Bay has been a continuous effort.
Councilmember Moreno’s priority also includes developing the City’s last prime industrial land in Otay Mesa. As Authority Coordinator, she assisted in the creation of the Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Finance District, which mandates that tax increments for Otay Mesa infrastructure projects be spent and invested only in Otay Mesa.
With a strong passion towards the advancement of youth and women in San Diego, the Councilmember has served on the boards of community-focused organizations, including Border View Family YMCA and MANA de San Diego. She has dedicated over five years of one-on-one mentorship for MANA’s Hermanitas program which provides leadership development and peer support for Latinas ages 12 – 18, with a focused goal of mentees attaining higher education and career achievement. The Councilmember has also been active in engaging and encouraging young adults to participate in civic life by registering more than 3,500 new voters at her alma mater, UC San Diego.
Councilmember Moreno is a lifelong resident of San Diego and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from the University of California at San Diego. Prior to working in the public sector, Councilmember Moreno worked as a buyer for a metal distributor. She lives in San Ysidro and enjoys traveling, reading and spending time at the beach.