District 8 encompasses the southernmost parts of the City of San Diego. The communities of District 8 include Barrio Logan, Golden Hill, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro. Candidates David Alvarez and Felipe Hueso are running to represent District 8. They join us this morning on These Days to debate the issues.
"I'm David Alvarez, and I'm running for City Council because I believe our city deserves a fresh start, it's ready for a fresh start. I think in particular in district eight, residents are fed up with the mismanagement, and incompetence that has occurred in our city over the last several years. I think they're tired of pot holes that aren't getting fixed, streets that any unpaved, all of the public safety cuts that have occurred over the last several years and have really put our families in danger. And they're also tired and fed up of the failed policies and failed leadership that we had. So I am running because I want to provide a fresh start, I have experience working in our community over the last 14 years, I've been a teacher, a mentor working with disadvantaged kids, I've also proudly worked serving senator Cheney as a district representative on the issues that are important to the people of district eight, fighting for our neighborhoods, and it's for that reason, that I'm running, and I think we deserve a fresh start."
Hundreds of people, in fact, and of all artistic stripes—from gallery owners and curators, to theatre directors and choreographers—came out to the council’s city budget hearing to voice their concerns with the cuts. They were joined outside by City Council members David Alvarez, Lorie Zapf and Chris Ward, all of whom expressed their support for finding a way to keep the city’s arts funding at its current levels.Read More
President Barack Obama weighed in on San Diego’s competitive mayoral election Saturday, throwing his support behind David Alvarez to become the city’s first Hispanic mayor. “Today, with the city’s economy and neighborhoods poised to make progress there is no question that David is the right choice to be San Diego’s next mayor,” Obama said in a statement released by the Alvarez campaign.Read More
San Diego is cracking down on income discrimination by landlords with a new policy prohibiting the rejection of potential tenants based on their use of federal housing vouchers. “This is long overdue,” City Councilman David Alvarez of Logan Heights said on Tuesday before the council voted 6-1 to adopt the policy. “Allowing people to discriminate based on income is a way of continuing to segregate our community.”Read More