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Mayor Faulconer Joins White House, Local Officials in Announcing San Diego Promise Zone Designation

Monday, June 6, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – In line with his mission to build One San Diego and to provide opportunities for every resident and family, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today joined the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Wendy Spencer, Congressmen Juan Vargas (CA-51), Scott Peters (CA-52) and many other leaders from across San Diego to announce the city was named as a part of the third and final round of nine new Promise Zone designations.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Council OKs Mayor’s Plan to Spur Local Business Development, Improve Neighborhoods

San Diego – As part of his ongoing efforts to encourage economic growth and create jobs so all San Diego neighborhoods can succeed, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today gained unanimous City Council approval of a $2.5 million plan to spur business development, provide job training and improve urban spaces.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Faulconer Sworn In for Second Term as Mayor

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.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Average 911 Wait Times Exceed National Standards Following Operational Changes Under Mayor Faulconer

Friday, December 9, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Following implementation of operational changes and a new compensation package for 911 police dispatchers to address long-standing recruitment and retention issues, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced today that the average wait time for emergency calls now exceed the national benchmark of 90 percent of 911 calls answered within 10 seconds.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Planting of 500 Street Trees in Residential Neighborhoods

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – With the goals of improving neighborhoods and creating a cleaner San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today kicked off a project to plant 500 street trees in underserved neighborhoods and continue progress on the goals in the Climate Action Plan.

“When we plant more trees, we are making our neighborhoods greener and our air cleaner,” Mayor Faulconer said. “Every additional tree gets us a step closer to reaching our goal of creating a sustainable future for generations of San Diegans.”

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Cate Launch of New Online Tool to Help Small Businesses

Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – Just days before Small Business Saturday and alongside an entrepreneur who recently expanded her business, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, City Councilmember Chris Cate and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Sanders today announced the launch of “OpenCounter,” a new online tool that makes it easy to start a business in San Diego.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Transformational Plaza de Panama Project Wins City Council Approval

Monday, Nov. 15, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – A City Council majority gave final approval Monday to the Plaza de Panama project which will transform Balboa Park for future generations by creating more than six acres of vehicle-free parkland, gardens and plazas in the heart of the park.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

Report: San Diego Making Significant Progress on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – With the goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by business and environmental leaders to release the Climate Action Plan’s first Annual Report which documents a 17 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2010 – putting San Diego ahead of schedule to meet the goals of its landmark Climate Action Plan.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

New 5-Year Financial Outlook Forecasts Modest Revenue Gains Outpaced by Rising Pension Payment

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer

City Project to Divert Wastewater from Ocean Recognized in EPA Tentative Decision to Renew Treatment Plant Permit

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE

San Diego – The City of San Diego’s commitment to clean water was recognized Monday when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its tentative approval of a modified permit for the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, an acknowledgement of the City’s investment in a water recycling program that will divert millions of gallons of wastewater per day to a water purification facility that would have otherwise flowed into the Pacific Ocean. 

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