Mayor Faulconer's 2015 State of the City Address Fact Sheet

Writing San Diego's Comeback Story

In his first State of the City address, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer outlined a bold agenda for 2015 to connect San Diegans to opportunities, improve San Diego neighborhoods and solve the biggest challenges facing the City. Faulconer plans to release more specifics on each initiative in the coming weeks.

  • MOVING SAN DIEGANS INTO THE MIDDLE CLASS

    • Assembling regional leaders to connect locals to better job opportunities

      • San Diego's leading educators, employers, innovators and workforce experts
    • Develop concrete actions to improve affordable education and skills training
  • LIBRARIES AS CENTERS OF CHANGE
    • Triple the broadband Internet speed in every single branch library
    • Launch "Career Online High School"
      • Free online library program to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificates
  • GLOBAL CITIES INITIATIVE
    • Releasing plan to make San Diego companies more competitive on the global stage

      • Partnership with the Brookings Institute
    • Leaders from across world will gather together at Global San Diego Summit in March
  • REBUILDING SAN DIEGO
    • TOP INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITY: STREET REPAIRS

      • Repair 1,000 miles of streets over the next five years
      • Plan doubles street repair work throughout the City
      • Roughly one-third of the City's entire street network
    • REPAIRING THE CITY'S REPAIR SYSTEM
      • Reforms to improve repair quality and speed

        • Online bidding for contractors
        • Use technology to eliminate red tape
        • Hold contractors accountable for their work
        • Engage San Diegans to identify needed repairs
      • Release City's first-ever multi-year plan for neighborhood repairs
        • Better prepares City to take on infrastructure backlog
    • CHARGERS STADIUM
      • GROUP OF CIVIC LEADERS TO ISSUE RECOMMEND LOCATION AND FINANCING PLAN BY FALL 2015

        • Study two options: Mission Valley site and a stadium/expanded convention center in downtown
        • First time the public will have a real, tangible plan to consider

CONTACT: Craig Gustafson at (619) 453-9880 or [email protected]