Okay, we know it’s election season, with the June 3rd Primary date less than a week away. So, why are Republicans Mayor Faulconer and District 6 Rep Lorie Zapf politicizing a proclamation today in honor of legendary skateboarder and native San Diegan Tony Hawk? The City is declaring Thursday, May 29 as “Tony Hawk Day” in San Diego.
And Faulconer and Zapf will be down at the OB Skateboard Park today at 11:00 am to host some kind of event. But why Zapf? She is running for District 2 – BUT SHE AIN’T THERE YET ! Why the heck will she be there – except to promote her candidacy against Democrat Sarah Boot.
If anyone ought to be there, it should be Councilman Ed Harris – who does represent District 2. Was he invited? Was Sarah Boot invited?
This politicization of a tribute that should be fairly non-partisan of a local doing good things by Zapf is disgraceful, actually. There are not Republican skateboarders and Democratic skateboarders – but her shameless effort to throw partisan dirt around our skateboard park ought to show folks where she’s at.
Zapf was trotted out earlier when the Lifeguard Statute was dedicated. Another effort by the GOP to get her name out there in the beach communities.
While Zapf will be at the Skateboard Park, real OB community leaders – Dems and GOP’ers – will be downtown at the San Diego Planning Commission hearing on the OB Community Plan Update.
Hawk is being promoted as a native San Diegan who has raised more than $5.1 million via his foundation to help fund 544 skate parks throughout all 50 states, which are used by 4.8 million skaters annually, according to his website. Hawk has worked with the American Red Cross, Make-A-Wish and other nonprofits. Hawk, 46, turned professional at the age of 14 and won numerous competitions. His performances helped build the X-Games into a major event and his Birdhouse skate company is one of the most popular in the sport.