2015 News Releases

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12/18/15 Mayor Dresses as Jolly Ol' Saint Nick for Children at Logan Heights School
12/15/15 Mayor Faulconer’s Climate Action Plan Wins Unanimous City Council Approval
12/12/15 Mayor Joins the Rock Church & Over 3,000 Volunteers in Annual San Diego Toys for Joy Holiday Event
12/11/15 Mayor Faulconer Breaks Ground on Major Overhaul and Expansion of Mira Mesa Park
12/10/15 Mayor Opens Much-Anticipated City Heights Park in Honor of Late District 4 Councilmember Charles Lewis III
12/7/15 Mayor Faulconer, SDMAC Unveil the First In-Depth Economic Report on San Diego's Shipbuilding and Repair Industry
12/5/15 Mayor Joins Santa to Bring Snow to San Diego
12/4/15 Mayor Faulconer Lights Up December Nights
12/3/15 Faulconer, Educators Team Up to Help Children, Families & College Students Affected by Homelessness
12/2/15 Faulconer's Reforms Provide Funding for Safer Sidewalks for San Ysidro Schoolchildren & Families
12/1/15 Faulconer Joins More Than 200 San Diegans to Honor Those Who Have Lost Their Lives to AIDS
12/1/15 Faulconer Unites San Diego Region Mayors to Urge Governor Brown to Declare State of Emergency Ahead of El Niño
11/25/15 Environmental & Business Leaders Join Mayor Faulconer to Call for Adoption of City's Climate Action Plan
11/23/15 San Diego & Tijuana Mayors, City Departments Converge for Bi-National Meeting at PETCO Park
11/23/15 City's New Year-Round Indoor Shelter on Track to Help Hundreds More Homeless Veterans & Individuals, Doubling Path to Long-Term Housing
11/18/15 Mayor Faulconer Opens Doors at New Affordable Housing Apartment Building for Low-Income San Diegans
11/18/15 City's Infrastructure and Neighborhood Investments Projected to Double Over Next Five Years
11/12/15 Faulconer Takes it to the Streets, Fills Potholes with Road Repair Crews
11/9/15 Mayor Faulconer Serves the 10 Millionth Meal for Local Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Seniors
11/5/15 Mayor Faulconer, Urban Corps & Community Leaders Unveil Neighborhood Improvements at Chicano Park
11/4/15 Mayor Faulconer & Cleantech San Diego Present the First-Ever Clean-Energy Report on San Diego Region
11/3/15 Mayor Faulconer Breaks Ground on San Diego's Newest Innovation Corridor
11/2/15 Mayor Faulconer Opens First Fire Station Built in San Diego Since 2008
10/30/15 Mayor Faulconer, VONS Launch San Diego 2015 Holiday Food Drive
10/28/15 Mayor Faulconer, Supervisor Jacob Launch Unprecedented Local Effort to Combat Alzheimer's
10/28/15 Mayor Announces Emergency Response Times Improved by 30% in Southeastern Neighborhood
10/27/15 New San Diego Stadium Video Showcases Iconic Design in Mission Valley
10/22/15 Mayor & Amgen Tour of California Make a Special San Diego Announcement
10/21/15 Mayor Faulconer: Major Solar Power Pact Will Save Taxpayers Millions
10/20/15 City Repaves One of San Diego's Worst Streets
10/19/15 Mayor Faulconer Meets with HUD Secretary Castro on Solving Veteran Homelessness
10/19/15 Latest Reform in Mayor Faulconer's Neighborhood Repair Streamlining Plan OK'd by Council
10/17/15 Mayor Faulconer Christens First San Diego-Built Eco-Friendly Tanker Ship
10/15/15 Mayor Faulconer Opens National Hispanic Summit
10/13/15 San Diego's scientific research institutions have $4.6 B impact on regional economy
10/9/15 Mayor Faulconer Opens Final Phase of Veterans Village Campus
10/7/15 Mayor: Pension Reserve Fund Should Not Be Delayed
10/5/15 Mayor & First Lady Launch the First Mobile Breast Cancer Exam Unit in the San Diego Region
10/3/15 San Diego Mayor Faulconer & Tijuana Mayor Astiazarán Team Up to Open the Region's First Annual Maker Faire
9/28/15 Mayor Faulconer in Washington to Advocate for Federal Funds for Key San Diego Initiatives
9/23/15 Mayor Faulconer, Speaker Atkins Release a Major Report on the Military's Impact on San Diego Jobs & Economy
9/18/15 Mayor Holds "San Diego Opportunity Expo"
9/14/15 White House Announces MetroLab Network Partnership Between City of San Diego and UCSD
9/10/15 Google Fiber to Explore Bringing Ultra-High Speed Internet Service to San Diego
9/10/15 Mayor Faulconer Appoints New Planning Director
9/8/15 Mayor Welcomes TriWest to San Diego
9/3/15 Mayor Faulconer Appoints Brian Fennessy as San Diego's Next Fire-Rescue Chief
9/2/15 Mayor Rings in the New School Year for San Diego Children at the Grand Opening of the Urban Discovery Academy
8/31/15 Study: City Should Pursue Contiguous Expansion of San Diego Convention Center to Maximize Impact, Return on Investment
8/10/15 City and County Leaders Announce Forward Momentum on New San Diego Stadium
8/6/15 Audit: San Diego Shows 'Remarkable Improvement' in its Financial Health
8/6/15 Mayor Opens Doors at New Co-Working Space and Promotes San Diego's Startup Economy
8/5/15 New Recycling Plan, More Efficient Trash Compaction to Extend Life of Miramar Landfill to 2030
8/4/15 Mayor Faulconer Promotes San Diego Neighborhood Solidarity at National Night Out
8/3/15 Mayor & Mid-City CAN to Announce Over $3 Million to Renovate old Copley YMCA Building
7/28/15 San Diego Coalition Updates NFL Officials on Stadium Progress
7/22/15 Mayor & Regional Partners in Education Announce $13 Million in Funding to Provide a Pathway for Students to High-Skilled, High-Paying Jobs
7/18/15 Mayor Faulconer Joins San Diego Pride Parade
7/17/15 MLB, Padres and Mayor Faulconer Unveil the Official Logo for 2016 All-Star Game
7/14/15 San Diego Proceeds With Environmental Work for New Stadium
7/13/15 San Diego Adopts Zero Waste Plan
7/7/15 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria Hoist the First-Ever Pride Flags at City Hall
7/6/15 Mayor Faulconer's Pledge to Repair 1,000 Miles of Streets Kicks Off with the First Mile
7/2/15 Mayor Faulconer Announces Comic-Con Will Remain in San Diego Through 2018
7/1/15 Mayor Faulconer Presents $10,000 Checks to 15 Successful San Diego Startups
6/30/15 City Offers Turf Replacement Rebates as Twice-Per-Week Watering Rules Take Effect
6/26/15 Mayor Faulconer Christens New Lifeguard Fireboat to Make Waterfront Safer for Residents and Tourists Alike
6/24/15 Mayor Faulconer Hires New Chief to Lead Infrastructure and Public Works
6/17/15 San Diego Leaders Call on Chargers to be a Willing Partner in Stadium Negotiations
6/16/15 Faulconer, Roberts, Goldsmith Release Joint Statement on Stadium Negotiations
6/15/15 Makers, Robots and Rockets: Mayor Faulconer & Councilmember Gloria Ride into Balboa Park to Promote San Diego Innovation at First Annual Maker Faire
6/10/15 Faulconer Signs 2016 One San Diego Budget into Law
6/8/15 San Diego Announces Special Election Can Occur This Year for Stadium Vote
6/4/15 Ahead of City Council Budget Vote, Mayor Faulconer Promotes Funding to Boost Internet Access for Underserved San Diego Communities
6/3/15 Faulconer Launches City Partnership with Nextdoor.com, an Innovative Online Tool that Connects Residents
6/2/15 San Diego Nationally Recognized for Water Conservation
6/1/15 San Diego Region Mayors Unite to Promote Conservation as State-Mandated Water Cuts Start Today
5/21/15 Mayor Faulconer Celebrates Equality and Justice to Honor Harvey Milk
5/18/15 Mayor Faulconer's Statement on Report by Citizens' Stadium Advisory Group
5/16/15 Mayor Faulconer, Supervisor Cox, Councilmeber Cole & Jacobs Center Celebrate Grand Opening of Walgreens in Encanto
5/15/15 Mayor Faulconer Expands Neighborhood Services, Advances Fiscal Reform in Budget Update
5/12/15 Mayor Faulconer, Veterans Raise 9/11 Memorial Flag Outside City Hall
5/9/15 Faulconer Joins with Marines to Celebrate Balboa Park Centennial with a Nod to the Past
5/6/15 Put Politics Aside, Put Neighborhoods First: Mayor Faulconer, Civic Leaders & San Diego Neighborhood Residents Rally Against AB 504
5/4/15 Better San Diego Streets & Sidewalks: Mayor Faulconer & Councilmember Cole Unveil Dramatic Transofrmation of Holly Drive
4/30/15 Faulconer Supports the 9th Annual 'Dining Out for Life' City-Wide Fundraiser at Adam's Avenue Grill
4/29/15 OpenGov Budget Visualization Tool FAQ
4/28/15 Faulconer Releases Statement on Drought Meeting with Governor Brown
4/22/15 Mayor Faulconer Unveils Revitalized Plaza de Panama
4/21/15 Faulconer Brings Forward Plan to Speed Up Street Repair, Neighborhood Projects
4/20/15 San Diego Hires Nationally Recognized Experts to Help Vet and Develop Stadium Financing Options
4/18/15 Mayor Faulconer Rolls Up Sleeves, Packages Food for San Diegans in Need
4/13/15 Mayor Faulconer Follows Through on "One San Diego" Pledge with Budget that Repairs Streets, Infrastructure and Parks
4/10/15 San Diego Steps into Global Spotlight as a National Geographic Channel "World's Smart City"
4/8/15 City Will Reduce Outdoor Irrigation, Offer Rebates, Issue Fines to Stop Water Waste
4/7/15 Faulconer Invites San Diegans to Help Revamp City Website
4/1/15 Mayor Encourages San Diegans to Take Water Conservation Challenge
3/27/15 San Diego & Tijuana Mayors Kickoff 3-Part Cross-Border Tour for Regional Jobs & Opportunities
3/27/15 San Diego Ranks Second in Nation for Solar Power
3/26/15 City, County Join Forces to Explore Stadium Options and Keep the Chargers in San Diego
3/25/15 Faulconer Holds Special Forum for Spanish Speakers at Community Meeting in San Ysidro
3/24/15 Faulconer, Gloria Win City Council Approval for New Year-Round Indoor Housing for the Homeless
3/24/15 City Council Approves Mayor Faulconer's Plan to Fund Street Repairs, Fire Stations and Libraries
3/23/15 Faulconer Promotes His Plan for Balancing Environmental Protection, Economic Growth
3/20/15 Faulconer, Cate Welcome Philippine Ambassador
3/20/15 Faulconer, Lightner: State Water Supply is Critically Low, Everyone Must Do Their Part and Conserve
3/18/15 Faulconer Kicks Off 13th Annual March for Meals Campaign
3/17/15 Faulconer, Cox Launch Blue Tech Vision for San Diego
3/13/15 Mayor, Lifeguard and Fire-Rescue Teams Team Up with Toyota to Unveil New Rescue Vehicles & Promote Beach Safety
3/11/15 Faulconer Leads 'Go Global San Diego' Effort
3/5/15 Mayor Faulconer Announces Plans to Fix 1,000 Miles of Streets and Repair the City's Repair System
3/4/15 Mayor Faulconer Welcomes More than 500 Educators, Nonprofits & Policymakers to San Diego
3/3/15 Faulconer Marks One Year in Office by Encouraging the True Spirit of One San Diego
3/2/15 Faulconer Celebrates Dr. Seuss Through Special Story Time with Burbank & Hardy Elementary Kids
3/2/15 Faulconer Meets with Xolos Soccer Team
2/26/15 Faulconer, Scripps Open Most Advanced Heart Care Institute on the West Coast
2/20/15 Mayor Faulconer Welcomes the Largest San Diego Police Recruit Class Since 2008
2/20/15 San Diego & Tijuana Mayors, City Department Directors Meet to Bring New Opportunities to Mega Region
2/19/15 Faulconer, Cole Scout for New Opportunities by Bringing in Businesses Seeking to Invest, Creating Jobs in Southeastern San Diego
2/17/15 Faulconer, Councilmembers Take High-Tech Vehicles Used to Assess Street Conditions Out for a Spin
2/12/15 San Diego, London Mayors Exchange Ideas on Global Innovation Opportunities for World-Class Cities
2/10/15 Mayor Faulconer Shares San Diego's Comeback Story with National Media Outlets
2/6/15 Faulconer Hosts "Mayor's Luncheon" Benefitting the United Negro College Fund
2/5/15 Faulconer Appoints Chief Information Officer
2/4/15 Faulconer, Lightner Open Local Hub for Innovation in Makers Quarter
2/4/15 Mayor Faulconer and Police Officers Association Announce Tentative Agreement to Begin Rebuilding San Diego Police Department
2/2/15 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Cole & Chief Mainar Bring the 1st Fire Station to Skyline Hills
1/30/15 Faulconer Taps Civic Leaders, Stadium and Financial Experts to Develop Plan to Keep Chargers in San Diego
1/27/15 Faulconer Welcomes New Community Center, Opportunities for Mid-City Neighborhoods
1/20/15 Faulconer to Discuss Jobs and Opportunity, Infrastructure and Environment at U.S. Conference of Mayors
1/20/15 Faulconer, Kersey Release First-Ever Multi-Year Plan to Rebuild San Diego
1/16/15 Mayor Faulconer Celebrates San Diegans Who Create Inclusive Opportunities for Youth
1/15/15 Mayor Faulconer's Statement on 2016 MLB All-Star Game Coming to San Diego
1/14/15 Mayor Faulconer Shares Vision for Bringing Opportunities to All San Diego Neighborhoods
1/14/15 Mayor Faulconer's State of the City Address Prepared Remarks
1/14/15 Mayor Faulconer's 2015 State of the City Address Fact Sheet
1/6/15 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Alvarez Start New Year with Major Park Improvement