Todd's Blog 2010

December 31, 2010

A woman at New Year's Eve party thanked me for repaving her street this year. The perfect way to end 2010. Happy New Year everyone!

December 28, 2010

Repaving of 35th Street started today. I enjoyed visiting with residents watching the work get done. They share my love of asphalt.

December 28, 2010

In today's U-T Letters Section, I commented on the City's budget and making redevelopment work for all our neighborhoods. Check it out and let me know your thoughts.

December 28, 2010

Time to take down the Christmas tree? Here's information on the City's tree recycling program. D3's drop off location is at the Golden Hill Recreation Center. PDF icon http://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/pdf/treerecycling.pdf

December 24, 2010

Check out the recent U-T story, "Gloria, Denny join 65 elected officials urging Boxer to update U.S. transit policies" for an update on my latest efforts to champion better public transit in San Diego.

December 23, 2010

Thank you El Cajon Boulevard businesses for sponsoring the D3 tradition of holiday lights over Interstate 805.

December 22, 2010

Thank you Mr. President!

December 21, 2010

You know what rain means: potholes, standing water, etc. Please report problems to the City using our online form: http://apps.sandiego.gov/streetdiv/

December 20, 2010

This is absolutely fascinating. Check out this NYTimes online mapping tool on recent census data. Zoom in on D3 - you'll be amazed at what you'll learn about our neighborhoods: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer?hp

December 20, 2010

60 Minutes reported last night on the budget crisis at the state and local level. If you missed it, this is worth watching.

December 19, 2010

As we celebrate our DADT victory and the tangible proof that is does get better, I'm please to share my It Gets Better video with the youth of our community. Visit www.itgetsbetter.org to see it.

December 18, 2010

Victory! Senate Votes 65-31. DADT has been repealed! It does get better.

December 17, 2010

Have you found me on Twitter yet? Get even more news from District 3 by following @ToddGloria.

December 17, 2010

New public art coming to North Park courtesy of redevelopment. Keep an eye on the garage over the next two weeks to see how we're bringing some flavor to our outstanding business district.

December 15, 2010

Serving dinner tonight at the Winter Shelter. Thank you to Alpha Project for caring for our city's most sick and vulnerable. Please consider making a contribution to support their work at www.alphaproject.org.

December 15, 2010

Prouder than ever of my Congresswoman! Thank you to Susan Davis for leading the charge on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

December 14, 2010

Grateful to our Council President and my colleagues for selecting me to Chair the Council's Budget and Redevelopment Committees. I'm looking forward to working aggressively on both important subjects in the year ahead.

December 12, 2010

Good news for Hillcrest! An important tree was preserved by the community. Check out news coverage from CBS8.

December 10, 2010

Check out the post on Voice of San Diego. We've done a lot of work on community gardens but so much more is left to be done. This will be a legislative priority for my office in 2011.

December 9, 2010

SANDAG Committee will vote tomorrow on a new vision for transportation in San Diego through 2050. Check out the Hybrid Version under Item 6, page 215 of this link: PDF icon http://www.sandag.org/uploads/meetingid/meetingid_2573_12120.pdf. Trolley and streetcar service in D3! Please share your reactions with me.

December 9, 2010

Michael Portantino was a great contributor to San Diego and the LGBT community who has left us far too soon. I am saddened to lose a friend and local leader. His death leaves an enormous void in our community.

December 6, 2010

Congratulations to my friend Tony Young on becoming our new Council President! Kudos also to my friends Kevin Beiser and Scott Barnett on their swearing in as new School Board Members. Our community is blessed with great leadership.

December 5, 2010

Thank you Donna Frye and Benjamin Hueso for your service to our City. You will be missed! Welcome to my new colleagues David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf. I look forward to serving with you.

December 4, 2010

Rallying for marriage equality on University Ave in advance of Monday's 9th Circuit Court hearing on the Prop 8 case.

December 4, 2010

Celebrate the Holiday Season in D3 Today: North Park Toyland Parade (11am), Balboa Park's December Nights (noon-10pm) and South Park Walkabout (6-10pm). Get out there and enjoy the best our district has to offer.

December 2, 2010

Appearing on KUSI Friday at 7:00 am to talk about the great things going on in Balboa Park. Tune in to hear the latest about the Plaza de Panama, December Nights, the 2015 Centennial Celebration and Balboa Park Conservancy.

December 1, 2010

Today is World AIDS Day. Join Mama's Kitchen tonight for the Tree of Life, 6pm, 3955 5th Ave. Above all, know your status. Get tested.

November 30, 2010

I'm not surprised by Pentagon's survey results showed little impact if the ban on gay soldiers is repealed. Our troops are professionals focused on their mission. I'm prouder than ever of the men and women who serve our nation.

November 30, 2010

Check out today's U-T to learn how we're making progress on the 2015 Centennial Celebration in Balboa Park. Mark your calendars. This will be a year's worth of programming that you will not want to miss!

November 28, 2010

Thanks to all who turned out yesterday to celebrate Kensington's 100th birthday and the restoration of the neon sign over Adams Avenue. If you missed it, check out KFMB's event coverage online.

November 28, 2010

Check out the article in today's U-T on a new way to experience Balboa Park. Another example of how we're using technology to improve your park visit.

November 27, 2010

Joining Jerry Sanders, Ron Roberts and the Kensington community for a picnic to celebrate the neighborhood's 100th anniversary and restoration of the iconic neon sign. Today, 2pm, Kensington Library.

November 27, 2010

Enjoy Black Friday? Today is Small Business Saturday! Shop local and support the businesses that support our neighborhoods.

November 25, 2010

I enjoyed good food and great people at the 22nd annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Dinner in Hillcrest.

November 24, 2010

A D3 Tradition: Scott Carlson Dinner, Thurs, 11am, The Center in Hillcrest. Join me, the Imperial Court and others for a Thanksgiving meal & celebration.

November 24, 2010

A sight for sore eyes: the Kensington sign has returned to Adams Avenue.

November 22, 2010

I was honored to assist with interring the remains of a local WWII Navy veteran, one of four who make up the first burials at the new national cemetery at Miramar. I was very proud to have been a part of this historic event.

November 22, 2010

Rain means more potholes, standing water and other issues. Help us resolve them by reporting the problems in your neighborhood using the City's web site. If it isn't fixed in a week or so, please call my office.

November 20, 2010

Headed to Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony at The Center. Program starts at 7pm. Join us!

November 18, 2010

Congratulations to San Diego Ambassadors of The Trevor Project on a successful event tonight. Proud of the progress you're making to protect our LGBT youth! Great inspiration as I prepare to film my It Gets Better video tomorrow.

November 18, 2010

Curious what's going on at 2200 University Avenue? Check out www.sdreader.com and learn about the awesome reuse of this building as a pet hospital. Great things are happening in North Park!

November 18, 2010

This morning, I'm speaking at the SD Workforce Partnership's 2010 Workforce Summit: Solutions for San Diego's Economic Growth & Prosperity.

November 27, 2010

Great news for the people of City Heights who've been waiting patiently for the new Home Avenue Park: we secured $2.8 million in state funds to complete it!

November 16, 2010

Construction begins on the restored Kensington sign over Adams Avenue!

November 15, 2010

Check out the latest issue of the San Diego Uptown News for important information on parking in the Uptown communities. We'll stay focused and keep the pressure on to expand parking opportunities in Hillcrest.

November 13, 2010

Coffee with Your Councilmember: today, 10:30 to noon at Super Concina, 3627 University Ave. Join me for an update from City Hall and to share your thoughts on local issues.

November 12, 2010

Please remember to shop at your favorite District 3 small businesses tomorrow on Small Business Saturday!

November 12, 2010

What will our transportation network look like in 2050? Check out the four scenarios being studied by SANDAG. I'm liking the Transit and Fusion proposals. Which ones catch your eye? PDF icon http://www.sandag.org/uploads/meetingid/meetingid_2572_12014.pdf (See Item 4, Attachment 1)

November 11, 2010

Had a great time riding in today's Veterans Day Parade. Thank you to the thousands of San Diegans who came out to show their support.

November 11, 2010

To all of our nation's veterans, thank you for your service.

November 9, 2010

Appearing on SanDiego6 Wednesday morning at 7:15 to share the latest news from City Hall. Please tune in.

November 9, 2010

Council will vote today to bid and award a contract for $2.3 million to secure the slope above Aldine Drive in Kensington. This project is a long time coming and I'm glad that we'll soon have this problem solved.

November 8, 2010

There's a story in the current issue of Gay San Diego about one of the people that helped to pave the way for me and so many others to have a career in public service. Thank you, Neil Good!

November 7, 2010

I'm grateful for the opportunity to welcome the thousands of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure walkers to Balboa Park. Together they raised almost a half a million dollars to fight breast cancer.

November 5, 2010

I paid a visit to third graders at Albert Einstein Academy today. We talked about our community and the role government plays in making things better.

November 5, 2010

Native American History Month celebration today, noon, Civic Concourse. Join me and local American Indian leaders for traditional food, music and dancing at City Hall.

November 4, 2010

I'm participating in Sunday's Komen Race for the Cure in Balboa Park. Please consider joining me and thousands of others to help in the fight against breast cancer.

November 4, 2010

Thank you to my colleagues for their support of my Ordinance to Protect Small & Neighborhood Businesses.

November 3, 2010

This is great news for those of us who understand there is more than one way to get from A to B: SANDAG staff recommends allocating $2.6 billion toward bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

November 3, 2010

Grateful that the cold weather shelter for the homeless has been sited for this winter.

October 30, 2010

Judging the Nightmare on Normal Street costume contest tonight in Hillcrest. Gates open at 7pm, contest starts at 8:30. Come see the most creative costumes in San Diego! A fun D3 tradition.

October 30, 2010

Dia de los Muertos in City Heights. The D in D3 stands for diversity!

October 29, 2010

How much does the Todd Squad love infrastructure? Enough to dress up like it for Halloween. I love it!

October 29, 2010

I helped kick off a great initiative in North Park's business district today. Energy makeovers will help our environment while improving the bottom line of our small businesses.

October 28, 2010

SD Police Officers Association is accepting donations for a trust fund to support Officer Christoper Wilson's family. Please see attached link for more information. http://www.sdpoa.org/absolutenm/articledisplay/?a=402&z=10.

October 28, 2010

Please keep the family of this slain San Diego Police Officer in your thoughts and prayers.

October 27, 2010

Check out this great video detailing the recent building of a water conservation garden in Azalea Park. Many thanks to Rebuilding Together for making this happen. http://vimeo.com/16041044

October 27, 2010

Georgia Street Bridge underpass is clean as a whistle!

October 27, 2010

UPCOMING EVENTS: Budget Town Hall tomorrow and Energy Efficiency Makeover on Friday. Check it out. (link to the eblast posted yesterday)

October 24, 2010

Thank you for all the wall posts, comments, emails and calls. I know exactly who I work for: the people of District 3 who love their unique neighborhoods and support our small businesses. We will keep fighting!

October 24, 2010

Celebrating my grandmother's 81st birthday. She's where I got my good looks. Happy Birthday Grandma!

October 23, 2010

Who cares if it is raining? City Heights Face Lift must go on! The Todd Squad show off our handiwork with a happy homeowner.

October 23, 2010

City Heights Face Lift today! The Todd Squad and hundreds of volunteers are doing an extreme makeover of a block of Cherokee Avenue in the Corridor neighborhood of City Heights. This is one of my favorite events of the year.

October 23, 2010

Repaved and restriped. The new First Avenue in Hillcrest.

October 22, 2010

Harris Poll: San Diego is the second most popular city in US. I'm not surprised - 1.3m people can't be wrong!

October 21, 2010

Headed to Hawley Blvd in Normal Heights to celebrate the completion of a sidewalk repair that was long overdue. One of 354 repairs scheduled in D3 this year. Hooray for infrastructure!

October 20, 2010

Check out this week's CityBeat for a good look at a successful City prevention program serving District 3 that is on the chopping block due to budget cuts. Speak out and take action to ensure the Police Department's Multi-Cultural Community Relations Office is preserved!

October 19, 2010

Rain means potholes, standing water and other issues. Please report problems in your corner of D3 using this link: http://apps.sandiego.gov/streetdiv/. It will help City staff to respond once the storm has passed.

October 18, 2010

Thank you to my colleagues for their unanimous support for my Equal Benefits Ordinance. San Diego joins many other jurisdictions to ensure "equal pay for equal work." a great day for our City and all those who believe in fairness.

October 18, 2010

Make sure to see a great profile of VVSD's Stand Down on 60 Minutes. Proof that San Diegans care about our homeless veterans! Now let's get the winter shelter done.

October 17, 2010

Tomorrow is the last day to register to vote for the November 2 election. Please be sure to register and vote!

October 17, 2010

Just got home from a powerful rally and vigil against bullying of LGBT youth. Thanks to all who were there to demand safe schools for our kids. Special gratitude to the School Board and my colleague Tony Young for their support.

October 16, 2010

I signed copies of "Filipinos in San Diego" at today's book launch at Miramar College. This great book is now on sale! Check me out on page 125. :)

October 15, 2010

The Equal Benefits Ordinance to be heard this Monday by City Council. My legislation will ensure City contractors provide their workers with domestic partner benefits. Join us a 2pm to support equal pay for equal work.

October 12, 2010

Appearing on SanDiego6 Wednesday at 7:20am to discuss the latest from City Hall: reform, redevelopment cap and winter shelter.

October 11, 2010

Great story in today's Voice of San Diego about a Burmese refugee resettled in City Heights, receiving health care in North Park and nonprofit support in Hillcrest. I am so proud to represent District 3!

October 8, 2010

Emceeing tonight's NAMI San Diego Gala. Proud to support this great nonprofit that helps advocate for those with mental illnesses.

October 8, 2010

Today, I joined the Lyric Opera and the North Park community to place the North Park Theatre's blade sign back above the marquee. Check it out the next time you're on University Avenue.

October 8, 2010

Veg Pledge Day 6: Portobello burger at The Linkery in North Park. Delicious!

October 7, 2010

Police Chief Lansdowne spells out what he will eliminate if $16 million is cut from his budget. View the video.

October 6, 2010

Check out today's U-T to see what our Fire Department will look like without reform and revenue.

October 6, 2010

Veg Pledge Day 4: Awesome lo mein at The Loving Hut on El Cajon Blvd for lunch. Good stuff!

October 6, 2010

Announcing a $25m federal grant for job training for San Diegans looking for work in the health care sector.

October 5, 2010

Veg Pledge Day 3: Anyone know if the Super Tacos at Jack in the Box are vegetarian or not? Getting conflicting opinions on this one among the Todd Squad.

October 5, 2010

Parking progress in Hillcrest: DMV (+187), Pernicanos (+36), Normal St (+15), Post Office (+32) = 270! More to come!!

October 5, 2010

City Council votes to move Permanent Homeless Services Center plans forward. A great day for San Diego!

October 5, 2010

With the help of Senator Christine Kehoe, I'm proud to open up 187 parking spaces in Hillcrest to the public today. The DMV parking lot on Normal Street will now serve as after hours parking for customers headed to shop on University Avenue. A great way to help support our small businesses in Hillcrest!

October 4, 2010

Veg Pledge Day 2: Who knew you could get so full on lettuce?

October 3, 2010

I had a great time at Coffee with Your Councilmember at the Hillcrest Farmers Market. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello.

October 2, 2010

Looking forward to starting Veg Pledge Week tomorrow morning at the Hillcrest Farmers Market. Join me, the Hillcrest Business Association and the Animal Protection League. No meat for me for the next seven days - a sight to see!

October 2, 2010

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who came out today to support Rebuilding Together's project in Azalea Park. Special thanks to Cricket Wireless for their help and the talented Vicki Estrada for her sustainable design. Check out the restored recreation center and new water conservation garden next time you're in the area!

October 1, 2010

Taste the best food in one of San Diego's best neighborhoods at the Taste of North Park is this Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

October 1, 2010

Great news for our city: Comic Con is staying put! Kudos to all who came together to keep this important event in San Diego. Proof that we are a world-class city that can compete and win against the toughest competitors.

September 30, 2010

Please watch this message from Ellen on the recent bullying related suicides by our gay youth. This is unacceptable and we must all speak out and reach out to make sure this stops. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=592846987806&ref=mf

September 30, 2010

I Walked a Mile in Her Shoes to raise money for YWCA's Becky's House tonight...I have a whole new respect for you ladies after wearing 4" heels!

September 30, 2010

Big improvements are coming to Azalea Park. Join me, fellow City Heights neighbors and Rebuilding Together this Saturday. http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/sep/28/hundreds-expected-for-azalea-park-makeover/

September 29, 2010

Big improvements are coming to Azalea Park. Join me, fellow City Heights neighbors and Rebuilding Together this Saturday.

September 28, 2010

Join me this Thursday as I "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes." San Diego men will take to the streets of downtown in high heels to raise money for Becky's House, a shelter for battered women. The things I'll do for charity! www.ywcasandiego.org.

September 28, 2010

Join me next week in taking the Veg Pledge. Seven days as a vegetarian? Thank goodness D3 is home to many great vegetarian restaurants! www.sdvegweek.com.

September 27, 2010

The latest edition of Fact Check TV covers just how far City services have been cut and how more cuts would harm District 3. Check it out: www.voiceofsandiego.org.

September 26, 2010

Thousands of San Diegans hit the streets to raise money for local HIV/AIDS service providers. Until there's a cure, we'll keep walking!.

September 25, 2010

Busy Weekend: Pacific Islander Festival, Coastal Cleanup Day, Adams Avenue Street Fair, Talmadge Block Party and AIDS Walk San Diego. Join me at one of these signature San Diego events..

September 25, 2010

In case you missed it, my visit to KPBS's San Diego Week to discuss the City's winter shelter for the homeless. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2010/sep/24/housing-homeless-during-winter/.

September 24, 2010

Catch me on KPBS-TV's San Diego Week tonight at 8pm. I'll be discussing homeless issues in our City with Gloria Penner..

September 21, 2010

Happy to report the San Diego Police Department has arrested a suspect in a series of home burglaries in University Heights and North Park.

September 21, 2010

Disappointed that thousands of servicemembers must continue to serve in silence. America's heroes deserve better than what the Senate gave them today.

September 21, 2010

First public meeting on the Plaza de Panama reclamation project is this Thursday, 9/23, 6:00pm in the Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Plaza. Get involved and help ensure our park's unique character as we approach the 2015 centennial.

September 21, 2010

Today, I joined my colleagues to proclaim Sept 15 - Oct 15 to be Hispanic Heritage Month in the City of San Diego.

September 19, 2010

Volunteering tomorrow at 4:00 am for San Diego's first ever homeless registry week. Goal is to identify the most vulnerable on the streets, move them into housing, and conserve limited public resources. A part of our region's efforts to lead on this important issue.

September 18, 2010

Coffee with Your Councilmember, today, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Zio's in North Park, 2940 El Cajon Blvd. Come get an update on the latest from City Hall and share your thoughts on the issues of the day.

September 16, 2010

My AIDS Walk team needs just one more team member to meet our goal. Will you join me? Sign up using the link below. The more the merrier as we walk to help those with HIV/AIDS in our community. http://aidswalksd.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=419268&lis=1&kntae419268=8CA0D847428E4977B4529F05653949E6&team=3869068

September 14, 2010

Mayor Sanders and I will announce the inaugural Board of Directors of the Balboa Park Conservancy at 12:30 today. This is an historic day for our City's crown jewel!

September 13, 2010

I checked out the newly paved South Hempstead Circle in Kensington. A beautiful street in one of San Diego's most beautiful communities is smooth once again.

September 13, 2010

Council to vote today on the first ever guidelines for medical marijuana dispensaries in our City. Should have been done years ago, but better late than never. Check out www.kpbs.org for coverage of the issue.

September 11, 2010

9/11: We will never forget. Keeping those we lost 9 years ago in my thoughts and prayers today.

September 10, 2010

Want to help shape how the Uptown community will grow in the decades to come? Join me Saturday, 9/11, 8:30 am, Balboa Park Recital Hall for a neighborhood discussion in advance of the Community Plan Update: www.sandiego.gov//planning/community/profiles/uptown/.

September 8, 2010

Many of you have asked me what will become of the former Universal site in Hillcrest. The answer is in today's newspaper. I'm grateful David and Scott are stepping up to restore activity on this important corner in D3.

September 7, 2010

Most of D3's kids are headed back to school today. Good luck in the new school year! Your City is very proud of each of you.

September 6, 2010

Grateful for the contributions of America's workers and the role of labor in building our middle class. Happy Labor Day!

September 4, 2010

The new 33rd at Lincoln in City Heights is freshly smooth. Doubly sexy because under this newly paved street are brand new water and sewer pipes. Yay for infrastructure!

September 2, 2010

Serving up the Big Kitchen's famous lasagna at tonight's SD Democratic Club celebrity waiter fundraiser.

August 31, 2010

Car alignments and axles agree, the newly repaired and repaved Florida Street in North Park is awesome!

August 30, 2010

Mayor Sanders, Dr. Jacobs and I shared details today of the plan to reclaim the Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama in time for the 2015 Centennial. Check out KPBS's coverage.

August 30, 2010

Joining Mayor Sanders and Irwin Jacobs today to announce details on the plan to restore the Plaza de Panama. I'll discuss how it connects to our vision for a Balboa Park conservancy and the 2015 centennial celebration. Watch tonight's local news to see the coverage.

August 29, 2010

Little Saigon's Lantern Festival on the Boulevard runs until 10 p.m. on Sunday. Don't miss it!

August 28, 2010

Proud of the steps the City is taking to address homelessness. Still have lots of work to do but the progress is encouraging. Count on me to continue to make this a priority at City Hall.

August 27, 2010

Great article on signonsandiego.com on this weekend's Lantern Festival and the emerging Little Saigon district in D3. Check it out and join me this weekend at the festival.

August 26, 2010

Never one to just lay next to a pool, I used my vacation to travel to the Big Apple to check out Central Park's Conservancy and learn how its governance model could work for San Diego's Balboa Park. Thanks to the conservancy staff, donors and volunteers who took the time to explain to me how they've helped restore their great urban park.

August 26, 2010

Happy Women's Equality Day!

August 26, 2010

Have you seen "Hillcrest: The Movie" yet? Check it out!

August 20, 2010

Check out the important article in today's U-T on Dr. Irwin Jacobs' and the City's mutual goal of restoring the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park.

August 17, 2010

I am disappointed that the stay on same-sex marriages will continue. However, this is another hurdle that we will overcome. I look forward to my friends enjoying the right to commit to one another the same way others can, and I am confident that time will come soon.

August 16, 2010

Join me at noon today in the lobby of City Hall for the unveiling of the Women's Equality Day exhibit. I'll be joining NOW, League of Women Voters and the San Diego Women's History Museum to celebrate the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage.

August 13, 2010

Busy Saturday Ahead: Catch me on SanDiego6 at 9:15 a.m. with an update from City Hall. Then join me at Grant's Marketplace in South Park at 11:00 a.m. for Coffee with Your Councilmember.

August 13, 2010

Please join me Saturday, August 14 at Grant's Marketplace in South Park from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for the latest "Coffee with your Councilmember" event. I look forward to your questions and comments.

August 12, 2010

Thank you Judge Walker!!!

August 12, 2010

I just helped local kids cut the ribbon on Montclair Park's new playground. A great day for North Park!

August 11, 2010

I am speaking at San Diego HIV Community Day at the Convention Center this morning. The theme is the role of families in preventing and adapting to HIV/AIDS.

August 10, 2010

Join the North Park community and me at 12 noon this Thursday to dedicate the new playground equipment at Montclair Park, 2911 Nile Street.

August 9, 2010

The Landis Street bridge over I-805 was just repaved. Nice!

August 8, 2010

My take on the Reform Before Revenue measure on November's ballot is included in the latest issue of the San Diego Uptown News. Authored by Councilmember Donna Frye and me and endorsed by Mayor Jerry Sanders, this initiative will be decided by the voters in November.

August 8, 2010

I just had the privilege of introducing "Hillcrest: The Movie" at CityFest.

August 8, 2010

Dunk tank at 2pm on Univ between 4th and 5th. Come dunk me and raise money for Mama's Kitchen.

August 7, 2010

Please join me Sunday, September 26th for the 21st annual AIDS Walk to help fight HIV/AIDS in San Diego. Please follow the link to register with us. Thank you for supporting such a great cause! aidswalksd.kintera.org/2010/toddgloriaandfriends

August 6, 2010

Join me this Sunday in Hillcrest for CityFest! Stop by my booth to say hello. Come by Mama's Kitchen's dunk tank at 2pm to help me raise money to fight HIV/AIDS. See the premiere of Hillcrest: The Movie at 8pm. Guaranteed good times!

August 5, 2010

I saw a monster pothole on Wightman and 41st Street in City Heights this morning. It was reported and fixed by our efficient City staff in the same day! Thank you!

August 5, 2010

There is a good write up on the North Park parking structure in today's paper. Many thanks to my predecessor Toni Atkins and the community for having the foresight to build this amenity to facilitate the growth of our local small businesses in North Park.

August 5, 2010

Tune in to KPBS's These Days this morning at 9:00. I'll be discussing the Reform Before Revenue ballot measure and the overturning of Prop 8.

August 4, 2010

What a day! Prop 8 Day of Decision and City's Reform Before Revenue. Read all about both in my latest update.

August 4, 2010

I am overjoyed that the U.S. District Court overturned Proposition 8. I know our fight to secure this right is not over, but I am confident this civil right will be confirmed and marriage equality will be realized for all Californians and eventually all Americans.

August 3, 2010

Tune in to SanDiego6 this Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. to hear how Mayor Sanders, Donna Frye and I are working together to bring financial stability to the City through the Reform Before Revenue proposal.

August 3, 2010

Check out my commentary in the current edition of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine on the progress we're making on providing solutions to homelessness in Downtown San Diego.

August 2, 2010

I'll be participating in National Night Out Against Crime events in Talmadge, City Heights and North Park tomorrow night. Please join Night Out events in your neighborhood. We all have a role to play in making our community safe.

August 1, 2010

I am enjoying the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' extrABBAganza at the North Park Theatre.

July 30, 2010

Check out my visit to KUSI this morning with Kevin Faulconer to discuss approaches to resolving our City's financial crisis: www.kusi.com.

July 29, 2010

Gotta get my beauty sleep because I'm appearing with Kevin Faulconer on KUSI at 7:25 on Friday to discuss how we must compromise to resolve our City's looming budget crisis. Please tune in!

July 29, 2010

Donna Frye and I have worked together to suggest a series of reforms and revenue to help solve our City's budget woes. Please tell me what you think!

July 29, 2010

As reported in today's U-T, progress is being made toward restoring this local icon over Adams Avenue. With the community's help, I expect the Kensington sign will be back up by Thanksgiving.

July 26, 2010

Thank you Jacky Suarez for helping to save lives and property during a recent apartment fire in City Heights.

July 25, 2010

The future of Balboa Park and plans to celebrate the 2015 centennial? Tune in to KUSI on Monday at 8:00 a.m. I will chat about what's in store for our City's crown jewel.

July 24, 2010

Madison Avenue in University Heights was just repaved. It's a beauty!

July 24, 2010

Look out San Diego! I'm hitting the streets tomorrow with local bicycle advocates. I promise no spandex will be involved.

July 24, 2010

Join me tonight at the North Park Community Association's super popular summer concert series in Bird Park. 5:30 p.m., 28th & Thorn. The Cathryn Beeks Ordeal is performing.

July 23, 2010

I'm working to make University Avenue more pedestrian, bicycle and transit friendly. Check out last night's report by Fox5's Perette Godwin: www.fox5sandiego.com.

July 21, 2010

Balboa Park? Yeah, there's an app for that. Check out today's U-T to learn more.

July 20, 2010

Tune in to SanDiego6 Morning News this Wednesday at 7:20 a.m. I'll be talking about all the latest hot topics from City Hall. Don't miss it!

July 20, 2010

I had the pleasure of hanging out with former Councilman Tom Hom at tonight's Asian Pacific American Coalition meeting. Mr. Hom was the first API person elected to the San Diego City Council back in 1962. I became the second in 2008.

July 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to my amazing Executive Assistant Venessa Jackson!

July 19, 2010

Recently repaved and restriped intersection of Florida and Lincoln is keeping North Park looking sharp!

July 18, 2010

Establishing a new nonprofit partner to build support for Balboa Park is critical to ensuring the park's success for another 100 years. Read all about it in today's U-T.

July 17, 2010

At my booth at the Pride Festival. Stop by #150 and say hello!

July 17, 2010

Happy Pride!

July 16, 2010

Opening the new 36K sq. ft. La Maestra Community Health Center in City Heights. A great day for health care in Mid City!

July 16, 2010

In time for Pride, Robinson Ave. in Hillcrest gets a makeover of fresh pavement.

July 15, 2010

I addressed the Citizen's Revenue Review & Economic Competitiveness Commission at City Heights Library tonight. Thanks to the D3 residents who came out to give input into solving our City's structural budget deficit.

July 15, 2010

I present to you the new Howard Ave - now without potholes!

July 15, 2010

Please read the article in today's U-T, which serves as more proof that I have the best constituents and neighborhoods in San Diego. Thanks Bob, Linda, Tom and all the Parksters for what you do for our community!

July 14, 2010

Share your thoughts on resolving the City's structural budget deficit with the Citizens Revenue Review & Economic Competitiveness Commission when it comes to District 3. Thursday, 7/15, 6pm, City Heights Library, 3795 Fairmount.

July 14, 2010

Thank you to all who made this big step toward ending homelessness in San Diego possible, especially my colleagues on the LU&H Committee.

July 13, 2010

Tune in to Fox 5 at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday. I'll discuss the proposed homeless services center for Downtown San Diego. If approved, the center will represent a major step forward in addressing homelessness in our City.