SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: CAN REPUBLICANS ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
Mayor Faulconer embraces climate change, contrary to other GOP leaders who question the validity of climate change. Faulconer states, “I look at it from a quality-of-life standpoint for us in San Diego; protecting the environment… that’s part of what makes us special in San Diego…”
TIMES OF SAN DIEGO: MAYORS DEDICATE CROSS-BORDER BRIDGE TO TIJUANA AIRPORT
San Diego’s mayors and the mayor of Tijuana dedicated the new cross-border airport bridge. The new bridge has increased air passenger traffic by about 40 percent. When talking about Tijuana and San Diego’s relationship, Mayor Faulconer states, “We don’t talk about two different cities, we talk about one region.”
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: RENOVATED AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING REOPENS
Mayor Faulconer helps reopen 122 units at the San Diego Square, an apartment complex comprised of affordable housing for low-income and homeless tenants.
TIMES OF SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO WELCOMES 47 YOUTHS AS CITIZENS IN UNIQUE CEREMONY
San Diego welcomes 47 youths from 13 different countries as new American citizens on Friday with Mayor Kevin Faulconer leading the pledge of allegiance. Mayor Faulconer went on to say the children embodied the “incredible diversity that our city and our country embrace.”
VOICE OF SAN DIEGO: SAN DIEGO FILM COMMISSION IS GETTING A REBOOT
Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to reboot a regional film office with support from County Supervisor Dave Roberts and his pledge of $125,000. The mayor has earmarked $225,000 in the budget to help pay for the film commission, long with grant money from the county.
TIMES OF SAN DIEGO: 1ST OF 50 “PLAY ALL DAY” PARKS DEBUTS IN SERRA MESA
San Diego opens its first joint-use park at Wegeforth Elementary School in Serra Mesa with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten. This park is one of 50 new and upgraded “Play All Day” parks that are scheduled to open in the next five years.
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: SAN DIEGO UNVEILS NEW CITY WEBSITE
Officials call the site faster, user-friendlier and better designed for mobile devices. Mayor Faulconer states, “This website was designed by San Diegans, for San Diegans.”
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: NEW RESOURCE OPENS FOR HOMELESS YOUNG ADULTS
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, and other elected officials, gathered to cut the ribbon and open up the doors to “House of Self-Sufficiency.” This house will help youths with traumatic past have a place to call home.
TIMES OF SAN DIEGO: KEVIN FAULCONER, 7 OTHER MAYORS LAUNCH CLEAN VEHICLE EFFORT
Mayor Faulconer, and seven other mayors in the county, launched the Energy Secure Cities Coalition. This coalition is working to phase out fossil fuel powered vehicles in favor of those that use alternative energy. Faulconer states, “The city of San Diego isn’t just a city dedicated to clean technology and renewable energy, we’re a city dedicated to being a global leader in environmental sustainability.”
KUSI: MAYOR FAULCONER PLANTS TREES FOR LOGAN HEIGHTS CITY BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
Mayor Kevin Faulconer helps plant trees in Logan Heights as part of a city beautification project. Students, teachers and community members joined the mayor to plant drought tolerant trees on city sidewalks.