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Mayor Kevin Faulconer

SD Pride Parade is the largest single-day civic event

The mayor said San Diego is coming off the best tourism year ever and these two events continually offer the best the city has to offer.

San Diego Pride Parade draws more people than Comic-Con each year and generates millions of dollars to the local economy. The parade sees an estimated 200,000 people; Comic-Con, 135,000. 

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and other community leaders including Councilmember Chris Ward discussed how these two major annual events are important for the city’s economy.

Comic-Con will stay in San Diego through 2021

Each year the giant pop-culture convention brings in $135 million and $2.8 million in tax revenues.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer said on Friday Comic-Con is staying in San Diego at least until the year 2021, but the expansion to the convention center is going to be what makes it a continued success to the local economy.

San Diego streetlights will get a high-tech makeover

New modification includes installation of 3,200 smart sensors, the largest in the world.

On Wednesday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer will announce another high tech innovation in San Diego that no other city or country in the world can claim.

The City of San Diego is partnering with General Electric (GE) to not only upgrade streetlights, but modify them to create a connected digital network which will optimize parking and traffic, and enhance public safety and track air quality.

Report: San Diego violent crime rates lowest in decades

Overall crime in San Diego decreased by 2.3 percent in 2016 from 2015, with violent crime decreasing 4.5 percent.

In front of the San Diego Police Department Headquarters, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and Councilmember and public safety committee chair Chris Cate discussed how the department’s community-focused approach has contributed to San Diego’s violent crime rate dropping to the lowest level in four decades.

Mayor Faulconer: 'We already have a safe and secure border'

Mayor Kevin Faulconer will not waver in U.S.-Mexican relations.

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to begin building a border wall in the southwestern part of the United States.

He also made it clear that international relations with Mexican immigrants would be severely overhauled as he implemented funding for increased border patrol officers and detention centers.

San Diego's first wheelchair accessible hiking trail officially opens

Jas Arnold Trail for All People at the Black Mountain Ranch Open Space Park

Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be celebrating the first San Diego wheelchair-accessible hiking trail today.

On Wednesday,  he and councilmember Mark Kersey will attend the official opening ceremony for the new Jas Arnold Trail for All People at the Black Mountain Ranch Open Space Park.

B52's receive the Key to the City before going on stage in San Diego

(L to R) The Embarcadero Marina Park venue manager, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Katherin Stuart Faulconer, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Nicole Murray-Ramirez and producer Jay Sheehan.

San Diego’s Embarcadero Marina Park South stepped back in time to the 1980’s for a good cause last night.

The B52’s, The Fixx and The English Beat took to the stage for an AIDS Memorial Benefit concert.

Meet FRED: The free San Diego downtown ridesharing service

A fleet of electric cars will take passengers, for free, throughout downtown San Diego

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Civic San Diego and the Downtown San Diego Partnership, launched the “Free Ride Everywhere Downtown (FRED)” this morning.

The free ridesharing service is the first of its size to serve a major metropolitan city and resembles that of a Lyft or Uber app. It's already being used in The Hamptons, South Florida, parts of Los Angeles and The Jersey Shore. 

Mayor Faulconer endorses Anthony Bernal for District Three

Anthony Bernal

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) made an announcement today, endorsing Anthony Bernal (D) as his preferred candidate in the race for San Diego City Councilmember of the Third District.

Faulconer, in a statement recognized that each candidate has passion and heart, but only one has enough experience to hit the ground running on day one.