Students of San Diego High School hosted a rally Saturday to save their school by supporting Measure I on the November ballot.
Both councilmembers Alvarez — a former SDHS alumni — and Todd Gloria back Measure I, calling it a no-brainer. They said if it doesn’t pass, it comes with an additional cost.
“That means San Diego High has to leave this property and we have no idea where we can find a similar sized property for a public high school in the downtown area. You can imagine that would be nearly impossible to do, incredibly expensive and would take years and years to have happen,” Alvarez said.
San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez is leaving his job representing southern communities such as Barrio Logan and San Ysidro after eight years. On a rainy morning last week, Alvarez's office was a mess. He had pulled everything down off the bookshelves, and it was now covering his desk. He and his staff worked to box up the documents that had passed through their office in the past eight years to all be archived by the City Clerk. Alvarez took a break from packing for this exit interview.Read More
Community members have complained for decades about San Ysidro's infrastructure. Old and inadequate streets and the absence of sidewalks and pedestrian pathways were mentioned in the community plan when it was revised in 1990. Since taking office in early December, Councilman Alvarez says most of the calls he’s received from San Ysidro residents have concerned infrastructure. “This is supposed to be the international gateway— America’s front door —but look around at the sidewalks and the streets,” he says. “No one really feels like it’s a gateway. How could they?”Read More
San Diego is facing decreased funding for infrastructure combined with a longer list of needed projects. Councilman David Alvarez of Logan Heights said he’s troubled that the city isn’t seeing a downward trend in infrastructure needs, despite sharply increasing capital expenditures on projects in recent years.Read More