Faulconer Sworn In for Second Term as Mayor
Faulconer’s First Term Marked by Increase in Neighborhood Services, Major Improvements to Streets, Growth in Innovation Economy, Expanding Opportunity to Underserved Communities
Monday, December 12, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Continuing his commitment to creating opportunities for all San Diegans and delivering results for every neighborhood, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was sworn in for a second term as San Diego’s 36th mayor today at an inauguration ceremony held at the historic Balboa Theatre.
“We’ve built a lot of positive momentum by working together, focusing on results and doing what’s best for all of San Diego,” Mayor Faulconer said. “As I took this oath nearly three years ago, I said that change doesn’t just start in the Mayor’s Office – it starts in our communities. That is as true now as it was then. So to every San Diegan, I say let us recommit ourselves to being one city and One San Diego.”
Five members of the 71st San Diego City Council – including three new Councilmembers – and the new City Attorney also took the oath of office. Mayor Faulconer called on them to join him to address major issues San Diego faces including:
- Continuing to be fiscally prudent and save for the future
- Pursuing a sustainable environment and economy by implementing the Climate Action Plan
- Compassionately and collaboratively reducing homelessness
- Taking action to make housing more affordable for all San Diegans
Mayor Faulconer assumed office in March 2014 on a platform of bringing San Diego together and restoring integrity to City Hall. He won re-election in June 2016.
Mayor Faulconer has overseen major investments in infrastructure repair and neighborhood services, and pushed for more focus on San Diego’s underserved communities.
First term highlights include:
- Gaining bipartisan approval for three balanced budgets that invest in communities
- More than doubling the miles of roads repaired annually
- Strengthening City finances and implementing voter-approved pension reform
- Investing in libraries and recreation centers by increasing their hours to their highest levels in a decade
- Launching programs to grow San Diego's skilled workforce and help locals compete for good-paying jobs in the innovation economy
- Putting in place a landmark Climate Action Plan to protect the environment
- Making city government more accessible and transparent through a website redesign, open data portal, public records portal and the “Get It Done” app that allows residents to easily report problems to the city with mobile phone photos
- Keeping San Diegans safer through continued investments in the San Diego Police Department as well as implementing operational changes and a new compensation package for 911 police dispatchers
- Fulfilling a pledge of directing 50 percent of major revenue growth to neighborhoods and infrastructure, and investing nearly half a billion dollars in neighborhood repairs and infrastructure in 2016
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