San Diego to Deploy World’s Largest City-Based ‘Internet of Things’ Platform Using Smart Streetlights
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – In the heart of the East Village, Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that the City of San Diego is partnering with GE to upgrade streetlights to reduce energy costs by 60 percent as well as transform them into a connected digital network that can optimize parking and traffic, enhance public safety and track air quality.
The deployment of 3,200 smart sensors will be the largest city-based deployment of an “Internet of Things” platform in the world.
Mayor Faulconer: San Diego More Than Doubles Size of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
February 15, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – To help meet the ambitious goals of San Diego’s landmark Climate Action Plan, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Councilmember Lorie Zapf and environmental leaders to announce the City has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle charging station program.
Report: San Diego Violent Crime Rates Lowest in Decades
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – In front of the San Diego Police Department Headquarters, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Councilmember and public safety committee chair Chris Cate discussed how the department’s community-focused approach has contributed to San Diego’s violent crime rate dropping to the lowest level in four decades.
Mayor Faulconer Brings Together Private Sector, Local Tech to Create District of Sustainable Buildings to Support Climate Action
Monday, January 23, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – In tandem with the City of San Diego’s landmark Climate Action Plan, Cleantech San Diego, Measurabl and local business leaders joined Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer to announce the creation of a new district where commercial buildings pledge to create more sustainable work spaces.
Mayor Faulconer Issues Call to Action on San Diego’s Toughest Challenges
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Issuing a call to action to tackle San Diego’s toughest challenges, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer on Thursday rolled out aggressive plans to reduce homelessness, make housing more affordable, create a dedicated funding source for road repair and expand the convention center in his third State of the City address.
Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer's Fact Sheet for the 2017 State of the City Address
GROWING TOURISM FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
“Let’s overcome San Diego’s most enduring challenges by voting to expand the convention center, house the homeless and pave our roads. …This is going to be good for our tourism economy, good for our infrastructure and good for our city. I will present the measure to the City Council this year so they can place it on the ballot.”
San Diego Named TechHire City for Successful Workforce Development Programs
Thursday, December 21, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego - The White House yesterday named San Diego a TechHire city for its successful programs that help workers attain jobs in information technology and other growing fields.
More Than 700 Homeless Veterans Enrolled So Far in ‘Housing Our Heroes’ Campaign
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
Mayor Faulconer Introduces New Program to Help San Diego Businesses Grow by Tapping Silicon Valley Funding
Thursday, December 15, 2016
San Diego – To create an environment where San Diego businesses grow globally and hire locally, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced the launch of the first venture capital office for San Diego startups in San Francisco.
Kevin Faulconer Sworn in as 36th Mayor of San Diego
Monday, March 3, 2014
San Diego, CA – Kevin Faulconer was sworn in as mayor of San Diego today. Faulconer won the February 11, 2014, special election following the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner.
In his address to a crowded auditorium of more than 400 people, Faulconer focused on the themes of cooperation and unity that have been the hallmark of his mayoral campaign and his eight years of service on the City Council (the full text of his speech appears below).