San Diego’s Progressive Women End Their Current Terms In Office
By Adam Pollack / examiner.com / November 24, 2010
The thriving green economy in San Diego strengthened the service of its leading women, Assemblywoman Lori Saldana (76th District) and Councilwoman Donna Frye (District 6).
Both classic marchers for causes that make Clairemont headlines, the sharp legislator and the average citizen’s progressive actor patiently end their work for voters.
California greens are changing, but the living spaces in the seminal productive state are more protected than the day Saldana came to office in 2004.
Saldana coauthored the 2006 greenhouse gas emissions law AB 32. The 2020 goal for emissions levels is now the level achieved in 1990. In her last Saldana Sun, the legislator said she is pleased the law is “jumpstarting the green economy.”
Moved to action by the unemployed during the recession, Saldana was one of the Democrats proud they passed the last budget, saying, it “protects over 400,000 jobs.”
November 30 is Saldana’s last working day.
Frye has had a long run. In 2001, Frye gained the council seat for coastal and middle San Diego in a special election. Before August in 2002, she opened the first library with long hours at night working families can count on to plan reading and study after work. The Mission Valley Branch Library at Fenton Marketplace is open until 10 pm during the week, and on Sunday.
She began the city plan to build the renewable energy supply for 50,000 homes by 2013, in August 2003.
In 2004, Frye passed two ordinances that help apartment renters stay in their homes until the rental period ends. Evictions for unjust causes were ruled out. Landlords must have a reasonable cause for putting a resident that works and pays the rent out in the street.
Walking and biking is easier today in the nature lover’s district. The Mission Valley Community plan got an update before 2010 after Frye and the city council approved $1.2 million. After a $3 million dollar investment, a one mile bike path for rides from Ocean Beach to Hotel Circle was finished in June 2009.
In her last Frye Lights, she writes like a representative that takes in her citizens into her work done with her political staff, “We appreciate all the community groups, individuals and City staff who have been so generous with their time–volunteering and working together to make our city and District Six a great place in which to live, work and play.”
Next week is Frye’s last time to play in political office.