One San Diego
Kevin Faulconer's 4-point "One San Diego" plan envisions a unified city in which all residents have equal access to economic opportunity, quality streets, educational programs and safe neighborhoods.
San Diego's next mayor must be transparent and open with the public. There should be nothing secret about the people's business. Kevin Faulconer believes restoring trust, integrity and confidence in City Hall starts with transparency.
As mayor, Kevin will be committed to creating a better quality of life and economic opportunities in all of San Diego's communities-starting with the our most neglected neighborhoods. His Neighborhood Fairness Plan addresses a disparity in funding and a lack of critical investments in road repairs, public safety, and other community services including after school programs.
Guarding Taxpayer Dollars: Fighting for Pension Reform, Balanced Budgets and Eliminating Government Waste Through Competition
Kevin was a co-author of Proposition B, Comprehensive Pension Reform, which will save taxpayers nearly $1 billion by replacing the unaffordable pension system with a 401(k)-style retirement plan and freezes pensionable pay for five years. He continues to be a strong advocate for its full implementation.
Kevin is dedicated to guarding taxpayer dollars and stabilizing City finances by implementing responsible budget practices and competitive bidding. Money saved through efficiencies can be reinvested in our neighborhoods.
Fixing our Roads and Infrastructure
The City must invest more in fixing our streets and other vital infrastructure needs. Through years of neglect, the City of San Diego created $898 million backlog of infrastructure repairs. For years, City government ignored this problem and underinvested in street repair and other City facilities. Kevin is focused on taking action to repair more City streets and infrastructure.
Keeping San Diegans Safe
One of the most important functions of City government is keeping citizens safe. As a Councilmember, Kevin has prioritized public safety and remains committed to keeping San Diegan neighborhoods safe.
Jobs and the Economy
Kevin is committed to streamlining regulations at City Hall to encourage economic growth, allow businesses to thrive, and create an environment that cultivates and encourages innovation. During his time on the City Council, Kevin has fought tax increases, supported changes in the municipal code to lower permit costs, and made it easier for local breweries to operate and restaurants to construct sidewalk cafes without spending thousands of dollars in permit fees.
Commitment to Transparency, Open Government and Open Data
Kevin is committed to government transparency and open government. He opposed proposals to charge for public record requests and voted to approve measures to post City information and contracts online. Kevin proposes to do even more to improve public access to City data and information.
Parks, Open Space and the Environment
Kevin understands the important role parks, open space and the environment play in the lives of San Diegans. We spend our weekends outdoors picnicking, hiking, and riding bikes through our most valuable park land. Kevin has a strong record of results preserving our region's most treasured parks and open space.
Kevin took a lead role in drafting and supporting Proposition C, which passed with 67 percent of the vote in 2008. The measure ensures money generated in Mission Bay Park is invested there and at other city parks. Since its approval in 2008, millions of dollars have been reinvested into the City's park system from this initiative.
Finding Efficiencies with Technology
Technology has evolved immensely in the last 10 years, but San Diego IT strategies have lagged behind. With so many tools available for citizens to communicate with their government, it is shocking how little the City is currently utilizing. Kevin has a bold strategy to enhance and encourage public participation, reduce government waste and increase efficiencies with a new technology strategy for San Diego.
Livable, Walkable and Sustainable Communities
As an avid biker, Kevin is committed to creating safe and accessible bike and pedestrian infrastructure throughout San Diego to create more sustainable neighborhoods.