Below are the responses we received from the Mayoral candidates in alphabetical order:
The other candidates have not yet responded.
Tues, Nov 12 -- CANCELLED --
Mayoral Candidate forum 7-8pm at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park has been cancelled.
Aguirre, Alvarez, Fletcher and Faulconer were invited.
Thurs, Nov 21 --
November Luncheon: Ending Violence against Women in the Workplace, the Home, and the Military
On November 21st, the League of Women Voters of San Diego "kicks off" the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and ends on 10 December (Human Rights Day).
This luncheon program is scheduled for November 21, 11:30 A.M., at Tom Ham's Lighthouse Restaurant, on Harbor Island. Click here for flyer
Panelists will describe their work in addressing violence against women and girls. These experts include:
Alexandra Seldin, Senior Staff Counsel, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace)
Attorney Gretchen Means, Prosecution Consultant for the Marine Corps (sex crimes in the military)
Tyler Osterhaus, Men's Fellowship Forum, San Diego Domestic Violence Council (men's role in ending violence against women)
Dr. Lee Mintz, Director of SDSU's Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities (sexual assault on university campuses)
Anne Hoiberg serves as the Moderator.
Please reserve your place by sending a check for $25 per person, made payable to LWVSD, to LWVSD, 7710 Balboa Avenue, Suite 224A, San Diego 92111 or pay through our Web site, http://www.lwvsandiego.org and click on the "Donate" button for the luncheon.
Wed, Dec 18 -- Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction 5-8pm at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, Roetter Hall 4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego 92122 Click here for flyer
If you would like to donate something to the silent auction, please fill in the form and mail it to LWVSD, 7710 Balboa Ave., Ste. 224A, San Diego, CA 92111. The committee will contact you about dropping it off.
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Learn about a brief history of the accomplishments of the League in this short video presentation. You may access it at http://library.lwv.org/node/201
« City Budget:
The League is working with the Community Budget Alliance to increase citizens' knowledge and involvement in the San Diego City Budget. The LWVSD developed a Powerpoint presentation to share our involvement with the other League members and encourage their participation
Water at local, county and state levels; where is comes from how it is used and what is in the future. The League's Powerpoint presentation shared statistics and visuals to help understand the issue better.
« Health Care:
The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers LWVUS on the decision
« Redevelopment: Where do we now get funds for affordable housing?
« Embarcadero: Keeping the Embarcadero a place for citizens and tourists to enjoy our harbor views
« Human Trafficking: Do our students know how to keep safe from the predators who are seducing our young women into a nightmare life?
« City Planning: Where is our City Planning Department? How can a City make reasonable plans without one?
« Privatization of City services: What oversight is being built into the proposals to privatize our city services? What services will we be giving up in exchange for possible savings? What proof is there that there will be savings? Will the contracts be competitive and is there a way to go back to public control if these contracts are a "bad deal" for our citizens?
« Balboa Park: The League opposes building a garage and elevated roadway to it from the Cabrillo bridge in the middle of the historic district and supports adding a garage built into the hillside at Inspiration Point. The new Conservancy raising money to rehabilitate and/or fund new projects for Balboa Park has little transparency. The League has also commented on the Memorandum of Understanding with the Centenniel Committee.
« Managed Growth Initiative Review: Due to possible encroachment of the Rancho del Mar retirement home on floodplains in the San Dieguito River Valley Park, the League has asked for a review of the voter-approved Managed Growth Initiative.<br/>
« Early Childhood Education: A coalition of agencies serving preschoolers is headed by the LWVSD and working to improve services and funding for quality education at the preschool level.
« Quail Brush Genco: An electric generating peaker plant with eleven 100 feet high stacks is being proposed to be built near Sycamore Landfill and on the edge of Mission Trails Regional Park. Rezoning of land is being discussed again at the Planning Commission; the League was there to testify against it. The City Council did not approve this proposal which goes onto state review.
On March 22, 2013, the PUC unanimously rejected the construction of a power plant near Mission Trails Regional Park after listening for two hours to many environmental groups in opposition, including the League of Women Voters of San Diego County. They said that San Diego needs to develop more renewable energy locally. It also would have been very costly to the ratepayers.
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