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.
Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Gloria Kick Off Reconstruction of Hillcrest Fire Station
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Marking the fourth fire station built as part of his commitment to improve neighborhood services throughout the city, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined today by City Councilmember Todd Gloria and Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy to announce the reconstruction and modernization of Fire Station No. 5 to better serve the growing population in Hillcrest and surrounding neighborhoods.
City Using Renewable Diesel to Make Its Vehicle Fleet Greener
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – With the goal of making a cleaner San Diego for future generations, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced the City has begun using renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet, a change that is expected to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help meet the goals in Mayor Faulconer’s Climate Action Plan.
Mayor Faulconer Joined By Binational Leaders to Invite San Diegans to Tijuana Innovadora
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2017
San Diego – Highlighting the dynamic economic, environmental and cultural ties between San Diego and Tijuana, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined Thursday in Balboa Park by binational leaders to preview Tijuana Innovadora Creativa 2016 – a premier seven-day showcase of innovation and cross-border collaboration that begins Nov. 3 in Tijuana.
Mayor Faulconer Launches New Digital Tool That Encourages High-Tech Skills Among Youth & Job Seekers
Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Continuing his mission to spur innovation, grow the middle class and provide new opportunities for every San Diegan to pursue a lasting career, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today joined Fab Lab San Diego, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and other local organizations to launch a citywide effort to provide digital certifications that demonstrate professional skills and job readiness.
Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Cole & Hundreds of Students Open First New Branch Library in a Decade
Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – Hundreds of students from local schools joined Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Councilmember Myrtle Cole and community leaders to celebrate the grand opening of San Diego’s first new branch library in more than a decade. The project was finished on time and under budget.
Mayor Faulconer Announces the Latest Partner in Program to Help Youth Gain Skills for High-Tech Jobs
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – To fulfill his State of the City pledge to create science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities for youth throughout San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today celebrated the launch of Raytheon’s new STEM robotics program as part of the One San Diego Learning Labs initiative.
Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Alvarez Break Ground on First San Diego Park Named After Filipino-American
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – As part of his commitment to break ground on or upgrade 50 parks in five years, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer was joined by Councilmember David Alvarez, community members and retired Assistant Police Chief Cesar Solis to break ground on a community park named in his honor. It will be the first park in the City of San Diego to be named after a Filipino-American.
San Diego Receives Statewide Award for Innovative Approaches to Government
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – In recognition of an effort that Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer launched during his first year in office to make city government more efficient and effective, the California League of Cities yesterday honored San Diego with its prestigious Helen Putnam Award for the outstanding efforts of the Performance and Analytics Department.
The league selected the City of San Diego as the winner of the Internal Administration category, making it one of 12 winners out of 137 submissions.
Mayor Faulconer Kicks Off Innovate San Diego Week by Welcoming TwitchCon, the World’s Biggest Social Gaming Convention
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 - NEWS RELEASE
San Diego – To welcome Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today joined Twitch Founder and CEO Emmett Shear as well as Innovate San Diego Week organizers to kick off TwitchCon 2016.