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.
"I’m the first one of my family to graduate high school, go to college. I’m a native San Diegan, born and raised—San Diego High School, San Diego State University. I’m raising my family now in the community where I grew up here in San Diego. We want to give back. My wife is an educator; we’re all about service to others and I think that’s a value that often times gets overlooked in our leaders. Everybody really wants to do something for the community."Read More
If you’ve been ticketed recently for parking on the street during street sweeping hours, you may get a refund. That’s because the city hasn’t been doing it’s part when it comes to keeping San Diego’s streets clean. “The problem appears to be that the vehicles that are meant to go and sweep are non-functioning,” said City Councilman David Alvarez, who chairs the Environmental Committee.Read More
Four months after increasing water rates, the San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a program to help poor water customers pay their bills. "Water is a human right," Councilman David Alvarez said. "We need to be focused on providing this ... to every person, so that everybody can have access to it and everybody can afford it."Read More