Having lived in the beach area for over two decades, I am especially proud to be the Councilmember fortunate enough to represent our City’s beaches and bays. San Diego’s beaches, cliffs, bays and channels are some of the greatest treasures our City has to offer. Every day I’m working to protect and celebrate our coastline for residents and future generations. In Ocean Beach, I’m working to enhance the quality of life that this unique community has to offer.
From large capital projects to individual community requests, we accomplished a lot in 2012 to improve Ocean Beach. By acting on requests from you and your neighbors, the City has successfully installed traffic calming signs along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, replaced aging bike racks along the Abbott Street, approved the City’s first electronic vehicle charging stations at Robb Field and signed a contract to have 373 palm trees trimmed throughout Ocean Beach.
Our progress in Ocean Beach doesn’t stop here. By operating my office under budget and accruing savings, I directed City tax dollars back into the community. We fully funded the Ocean Beach 125th anniversary banners hung throughout the business district, partnered with the lifeguards to repaint their station on Abbott Street and provided new bicycles for our SDPD Beach Team.
While these projects maintain and enhance Ocean Beach’s outward appearance, we must remain committed to protecting the heart and soul of the community. This means City projects designed to represent Ocean Beach’s character, and through consensus-driven neighborhood collaboration, providing the leadership necessary to ensure that this community has a voice in City Hall. In 2012, our mutual efforts have resulted in several successful projects, such as the Brighton Street Comfort Station adorned with neighborhood inspired art, the locally designed Ocean Beach entryway, and bicycle friendly enhancements through the recently established District Two Bike Coalition. Working together, we’re united in how Ocean Beach moves forward.
I welcome continued communication with all Obceans on issues important to the community. Together, let’s make Ocean Beach’s 126th year just as productive.