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Politics

My Plan to Address Recession Driven Budget Deficit

Yesterday I released my proposed budget for the next 18 months, a budget that will close our projected $179 million deficit now rather than waiting until June 2010.

Response to Mayor’s Proposed Budget Cuts

The Mayor’s proposed budget reductions are painful; however they are not as much of a fatal blow to the city’s workers and services as they could have been.

News from Todd Gloria

Two meetings this week focused on your input are highlighted below.

We all must pay for emergency services

As California endures painful budget cuts and waits for its economy to recover, the threat of wildfires continues without regard to unemployment figures or economic forecasts.

San Diego Shoots to Score in World Cup Bid

The economic impact that the World Cup games generates cannot be overstated. Hosting an event of this magnitude means 5,000-8,000 local jobs, potentially $350-$500 million in tourism revenue and a national economic impact of over $6 billion.

A Note From Todd Gloria

A few months ago, I became known for my comment that there was nothing sexier than a newly paved street. Though I can’t say that I find budget deficits nearly as stimulating, the City’s budget situation remains a formidable task to address and must remain at the forefront of my conversations with you.

State Needs More Resources to Fight Wildfires

The situation is compounded by the increasing cost of fighting fires as climate change, drought, and housing development in more isolated areas combine to burn hundreds of thousands of acres and cost the state more than $1 billion a year.

Governor Signs Five Kehoe Bills into Law

Gov. Schwarzenegger recently signed five of my bills into law, including ones dealing with redevelopment funds, solar energy, and hybrid vehicles.

New Park Approved for University Heights

The Birney Joint Use project includes a 1.6 acre irrigated turf multipurpose field, a .25 acre perimeter walkway, fencing and an accessible pathway onto the field from the corner of Meade Avenue and Park Boulevard.