San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, a two-term Republican who runs the eighth largest city in the country, has contrasted liberals at the helm of other major American cities.
“My approach has been to run an efficient and effective government, not just for the sake of efficiency, but with the goal of taking tax dollars saved and reinvesting them back in our communities,” said Faulconer.
While other mayors’ coronavirus responses were quite extreme, Mayor Faulconer employed a more balanced approach.
“During COVID-19, San Diego has also launched a robust effort to help small businesses recover from the pandemic's devastating effects,” Faulconer added. “Just recently, I signed an Executive Order that cuts fees and streamlines permits to help businesses expand outdoors to stay open as the state closes down sectors of the economy again due to the virus.”