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Mayor Faulconer to Lead Vancouver Trade Mission to Strengthen Economic Ties with Canada

Friday, June 23, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – In an effort to create a connection between two of North America’s greenest cities that will lead to more jobs in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will lead a delegation to Vancouver, Canada, next week. During the two-day trade mission, local companies and organizations will promote key San Diego industries, establish and develop business relationships and explore opportunities for San Diego companies to tap into Vancouver’s clean tech and sustainability economy.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer, Councilmembers Unveil Plan to Increase Housing Supply, Boost Affordability for San Diegans

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE
 
San Diego – To address a statewide housing crisis on the local level, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined Wednesday by City Councilmembers Scott Sherman and Chris Ward and housing advocates to call for the adoption of the “Housing SD” plan – a set of proposals that would increase housing supply, lower costs and promote smart growth to address the lack of housing affordability for low- and middle-income San Diegans.
 

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer Announces Hiring of New Chief of Staff

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – The Mayor’s Office today announced the hiring of Aimee Faucett as Chief of Staff. Stephen Puetz, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer’s longtime Chief of Staff, will be joining national consulting firm Axiom Strategies.

Faucett, who currently serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, will join the Mayor’s Office on Monday, July 17, following Puetz’s departure on Friday, July 14.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

San Diego, Tijuana Mayors in Washington, D.C. this Week to Advocate for Open & Fair Trade Between U.S., Mexico

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – As they continue to support the open and fair trade between the United States and Mexico, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum are in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow to advocate for the San Diego-Tijuana mega-region. Mayor Faulconer will also meet with leadership from several federal departments.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer Statement on City Council Decision to Deny Special Election

Monday, June 12, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Today the City Council voted against calling for a special election this year, denying San Diegans the opportunity to cast a meaningful vote on two measures that could significantly shape San Diego’s future.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer Exercises Veto Power to Restore Funding for Election

Friday, June 9, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer used his veto powers to make several changes to the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, including increasing election funding and adding funds to bolster police officer recruitment and retention efforts.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer Releases Statement on City Council’s Budget Vote

Monday, June 5, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today released the following statement in response to the City Council’s decision to remove funding for a November 2017 special election from the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget:

“A City Council majority is supporting the unprecedented step of blocking a public election by stripping funding from the budget. This short-sighted move results in denying the public a vote and getting nothing accomplished for our city.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

New Analysis: Delaying Tourism Vote a Year Will Result in Over $75M Loss for Taxpayers

Friday, June 2, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – A new financial breakdown shows a projected revenue loss and cost impact of more than $75 million if a public vote on the tourism ballot measure is delayed for a year.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Report: San Diego’s Crime Rate Lowest in Decades for First Quarter of 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – As visitors flock to San Diego for Memorial Day Weekend, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman announced that San Diego remains one of the safest big cities in the nation after a new report shows that crime is at its lowest level in decades.

The report shows a 10 percent decrease in overall crime from January to April compared to the same period last year.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

California Mayors & Tourism Leaders Welcome International Visitors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE

Tijuana, Mexico – Walking on a bridge connecting the United States to the Tijuana International Airport, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, tourism authority officials and business leaders from across California showed their support for international tourism in the Golden State.

The news conference was the conclusion of a goodwill mission led by Visit California to highlight California’s close ties with Mexico. Mexico is California’s top market for tourism.

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