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2016 News Releases

For media inquiries contact:
Craig Gustafson, Senior Director of Communications at [email protected]
Greg Block, Senior Press Secretary at [email protected]
Christina Chadwick, Senior Press Secretary at [email protected]
Ashley Bailey, Deputy Press Secretary at [email protected]

12/21/16 San Diego Named TechHire City for Successful Workforce Development Programs
12/20/16 More Than 700 Homeless Veterans Enrolled So Far in "Housing Our Heroes" Campaign
12/15/16 Mayor Faulconer Introduces New Program to San Diego Businesses Grow by Tapping Silicon Valley Funding
12/13/16 Council OKs Mayor's Plan to Spur Local Development, Improve Neighborhoods
12/12/16 Faulconer Sworn In for Second Term as Mayor
12/12/16 Mayor Faulconer's Inauguration Address Prepared Remarks
12/09/16 Average 911 Wait Times Exceed National Standards Following Operational Changes Under Mayor Faulconer
12/01/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Planting 500 Street Trees in Residential Neighborhoods
11/21/16 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Cate Launch of New Tool to Help Small Businesses
11/14/16 Transformational Plaza de Panama Project Wins City Council Approval
11/10/16 Report: San Diego Making Significant Progress on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
11/09/16 New 5-Year Financial Outlook Forecasts Modest Revenue Gains Outpaced by Rising Pension Payment
11/03/16 City Project to Divert Wastewater from Ocean Recognized by EPA Tentative Decision to Renew Treatment Plant Permit
11/01/16 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria Kick Off Reconstruction of Hillcrest Fire Station
10/27/16 City Using Renewable Diesel to Make its Vehicle Fleet Greener
10/20/16 Mayor Faulconer Joined by Binational Leaders to Invite San Diegans Tijuana Innovadora
10/17/16 Mayor Faulconer Launches New Digital Tool that Encourages High-Tech Skills Among Youth & Job Seekers
10/14/16 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Cole & Hundreds of Students Open First New Branch Library in a Decade
10/13/16 Mayor Faulconer Announces Latest Partner in Program to Help Youth Gain Skills for High-Tech Jobs
10/11/16 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Alvarez Break Ground on First San Diego Park Named After Filipino-American
10/06/16 San Diego Receives Statewide Award for Innovative Approaches to Government
9/30/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Innovate San Diego Week by Welcoming TwitchCon, the World's Biggest Social Gaming Convention
9/27/16 Mayor Faulconer, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Tom Hanks, Tom Brokaw & Nation's Military Caregivers Launch 'Hidden Heroes'
9/26/16 Mayor Faulconer in Washington to Advocate for Key San Diego Initiatives, Launch New Program Supporting Veteran Caregivers
9/23/16 New Online Tool Makes it Easy to See San Diego's Streets Data and Road Repairs
9/22/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Women Drive Innovation San Diego Initiative on American Business Women's Day
9/21/16 Mayor Faulconer Re-Opens San Vicente Reservoir Marina
9/20/16 Mayor Faulconer Releases New Study Showing Major Improvements to San Diego Streets
9/19/16 Leaders Open Dozens of Apartments for Homeless, Boosting Mayor Faulconer’s Campaign to House 1,000 Homeless Veterans
9/15/16 Mayor Faulconer Announces Continued Growth of Innovation Economy
9/13/16 Mayor Faulconer Signs New Agreement to Revitalize Underserved Community
9/8/16 Mayor Faulconer, Chief Fennessy Announce S.D. Firefighter to Receive State Valor Award
9/7/16 Mayor Faulconer Opens First Wheelchair-Accessible Hiking Trail in San Diego
8/31/16 Mayor Faulconer Adds New Fire Crew to Provide Improved Service During Fire Season
8/9/16 Mayor Faulconer Announces Launch of San Diego’s First Free Downtown Shuttle Program
8/2/16 Mayor Faulconer's Plan to Preserve and Enhance Regional Parks Headed to November Ballot
7/20/16 Mayor Faulconer Encourages Homeless Veterans to Sign Up This Weekend for "Housing Our Heroes" Program
7/14/16 Mayor Faulconer, Civic Leaders Showcase Economic Impact of Pride Weekend
7/11/16 Council Unanimously Approves Placing Mayor Faulconer's Ambitious Plan to Preserve and Enhance Mission Bay Park, Balboa Park & Other Regional Parks on Ballot
7/6/16 Mayor Faulconer Makes Dozens of Public Data Sets Available Online to Increase Transparency
6/30/16 Mayor Faulconer Announces Ambitious Plans to Preserve and Enhance Mission Bay Park, Balboa Park & Other Regional Parks
6/28/16 City Council Approves Mayor’s Plan to Address Long-Standing Dispatch Issues
6/24/16 San Diego, Tijuana Mayors Highlight Binational Achievements that Help Build a Better Future on Both Sides of the Border
6/22/16 HUD Moving Forward with Change that Could Lead to More Homeless Funding for San Diego
6/14/16 Mayor Faulconer Signs Historic Budget That Sets New Records for Infrastructure Funding & Road Repair
6/6/16 Mayor Faulconer Joins White House, Local Officials in Announcing San Diego Promise Zone Designation
6/2/16 Mayor Unveils 'Get It Done' App That Helps People Request Street Repair, Neighborhood Services Faster
6/1/16 City Surpasses 250 Miles of Street Repair This Year on the Road to Fixing 1,000 Miles of Streets over Five Years
5/31/16 Mayor Faulconer Announces Tentative Multi-Year Agreement with City Firefighters that Upholds Pension Reform
5/26/16 Faulconer, Zapf Mark Completion of Reconstructed Mission Beach Boardwalk
5/25/16 Bond Refinancings Push Saves the City and Taxpayers Over $300 Million
5/24/16 Mayor Opens Bay Area Tech Company that Relocates Headquarters to San Diego
5/23/16 Infrastructure Reforms Result in Over $133 Million for Neighborhood Projects
5/20/16 Mayor Faulconer, Community Leaders Break Ground on New Jackie Robinson Family YMCA in Southeastern San Diego
5/19/16 Mayor Faulconer Celebrates Equality, Justice to Honor Harvey Milk
5/17/16 Mayor Faulconer Bolsters Public Safety, Invests in Balboa Park & Advances Fiscal Reform in Budget Proposal Update
5/16/16 Mayor Faulconer, Three Unions Reach Tentative Agreements That Lock in Pension Reform
5/13/16 Faulconer Awards San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup to Westview H.S. Team
5/13/16 Mayor Faulconer Welcomes World-Class Cycling Event, AMGEN Tour of California to San Diego
5/10/16 Mayor, UC San Diego Put the City on a National Platform and Bring White House Smart Cities Initiative to Town
5/9/16 Mayor Faulconer Highlights Increased Funding for Crews to Fix Streets, Clear Storm Channels
5/5/16 Mayor Announces Popular Afterschool Program Surpasses 36,000 Visits, Outlines Vision for Reinvigorating San Diego Libraries as a Community Hub
5/3/16 Mayor Faulconer Announces Next Steps to Address Long-Standing Dispatch Issues
5/2/16 Mayor Faulconer Outlines Funding to Kick Off San Diego’s Landmark Climate Action Plan
4/28/16 Faulconer Serves Up Meals and Drums Up Support in Fight Against HIV and AIDS at Urban Mo's in the Heart of Hillcrest
4/20/16 Transforming a Blighted Lot, Mayor Faulconer Breaks Ground on New Park for Mid-City and City Heights Families
4/19/16 Mayor Faulconer Makes Seven Years of Budget Information Easily Available to Public Online
4/18/16 San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazarán Spearhead Binational Delegation to Mexico City
4/14/16 Funding for Infrastructure & Roads Reach New Heights in Mayor Faulconer’s Proposed FY2017 Budget
4/12/16 Mayor Faulconer Joins Experian and Opens New Data and Innovation Lab
4/11/16 San Diego Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria Break Ground of San Diego’s New District for Innovation
4/8/16 Faulconer Announces San Diego Increased Solar Capacity by 26%, Ranks Second Nationally
4/7/16 San Diego Mayor Faulconer, Tijuana Mayor Astiazarán & Many Federal, Local Officials Celebrate Unprecedented Border Crossing That Will Spur Regional Economic Growth
4/7/16 San Diego Officials Recognized for Transparency in Government
4/6/16 Mayor Faulconer Opens San Diego’s Largest Co-working Tech Startup Space
4/4/16 Mayor Faulconer Opens 154 Housing Units for Low-Income Seniors
4/1/16 Mayor Faulconer Welcomes Children From Around the World to San Diego as Citizens & New Americans
4/1/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off 2016 National Sustainability Campaign
3/30/16 Faulconer’s Statement on Chargers’ Proposed Ballot Initiative for New Stadium & Convention Center Annex
3/22/16 Mayor Faulconer Joins U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu for a Roundtable Discussion on Veterans Employment Issues
3/16/16 Mayor Faulconer Breaks Ground on New Bayside Fire Station
3/15/16 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Alvarez Proclaim Day in Honor of Departing Mexican Consul General
3/14/16 Mayor Faulconer Launches New Website to Help Residents, Businesses Get Things Done Faster
3/13/16 Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria Host San Diego’s First-Ever Craft Beer Sampling at a Farmers Market
3/8/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off First Annual Cal-Israel Innovation Expo in San Diego
3/5/16 Mayor Faulconer Welcomes 25,000 Kids and Families at the 8th Annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering’s EXPO Day at PETCO Park
3/3/16 Mayor Faulconer Joins 7 Mayors to Launch Nationwide Energy Coalition
3/2/16 New Survey Shows Residents Happy with Public Safety and Libraries, Street Repairs are a Priority
3/1/16 Mayor Faulconer’s Campaign to House 1,000 Homeless Veterans Wins Unanimous City Council Approval
3/1/16 San Diego Mayor Announces Citywide Effort to Bring Innovation & Tech Jobs to Underserved Communities
2/29/16 Mayor Faulconer Opens Doors for New Globally-Recognized Software Development Company, 150 Local Jobs
2/27/16 Mayor Faulconer Plants First of 300 New Trees in Logan Heights
2/24/16 Faulconer, Zapf Tour Reconstruction of Historic Mission Beach Boardwalk
2/24/16 Mayor Faulconer: Toyota to Provide New Lifeguard Vehicles at No Cost to Taxpayers
2/19/16 Mayor Faulconer Encourages Literacy by Reading to Golden Hill Elementary Children
2/17/16 Mayor Faulconer, Community Leaders Reopen Iconic City Height's Venue
2/16/16 City’s Financial Condition Praised
2/13/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Largest Lunar New Year Festival in San Diego
2/6/16 Mayor Addresses 56th Anniversary Voice & Viewpoint Gala
2/4/16 Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Collaborative Campaign to House 1,000 Homeless Veterans
1/27/16 Faulconer, San Diego Housing Commission Connect Homeless Individuals With Help They Need
1/25/16 Faulconer, Kersey Call on City Council to Move "Rebuild San Diego" Proposal Forward
1/18/16 Mayor Faulconer Opens Brand New Offices for the Urban League of San Diego County
1/14/16 Mayor Faulconer’s Fact Sheet for the 2016 State of the City Address
1/14/16 Mayor Faulconer Presents Blueprint for Building Our Better Future at 2016 State of the City Address
1/14/16 Mayor Faulconer’s Prepared Remarks for the 2016 State of the City Address
1/11/16 Faulconer, Roberts Join SDG&E to Offer Emergency Preparedness Resources Ahead of Next El Niño Storm
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