Council in search of some solutions for city’s woes

By Sherri Lightner

I’ve enjoyed working with many of you as we look for solutions to improve our city’s financial health, allocate our water effectively, and improve public safety and our quality of life.

Our neighbors in Carmel Valley, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, and Del Mar Mesa were recently affected by a water main break. Our office worked with these communities, the mayor and the county of San Diego to help to quickly restore water service to businesses and residents.

We also posted a public service announcement video on our Web site and will continue to use our site to communicate with residents during emergency situations.

Please visit us at

We are currently working with the Police Department to increase police coverage, and we are also working with community groups to create more neighborhood watch groups throughout our district. If you’re interested in starting a neighborhood watch group, please contact us.

The mayor presents his budget on April 14. I would like to hear from you about the budget, and we encourage you to attend the upcoming budget hearing on April 16, at 6 p.m. at University City High School, 6949 Genesee Ave.

I am especially concerned about the proposed increases to library fees and park and recreation fees. These proposed fee increases are available on the city Web site’s Park and Recreation and Library home pages: and

This week, I asked that the mayor’s proposed increase in parking meter fees be reconsidered after community groups have time to respond and make recommendations. The proposal is available on our Web site. Please contact our office if you’d like to share your comments.

Our office also looks forward to hearing from you regarding the mayor’s water use reduction proposal. I believe there is still much work to be done before the fairest proposal is developed for residents and business owners.

Please contact our office if you have any questions, or if we can be of assistance, (619) 236-6611 or

Related posts:

  1. Elected Officials: Community safety focus of meetings
  2. S.D. City council hears mayor’s budget cut plan
  3. San Diego City Council OK’s Torrey Hills development
  4. S.D. city council votes; libraries stay open for now
  5. S.D. city council approves water rate increase

Short URL:

Posted by on Apr 9, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply



Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6



  • FRONTLINE CANCER: Exercise, exercise, exercise!
    Regular exercise improves health in ways most of us already know. It helps control weight, maintain strong bones, muscles and joints, reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Exercise quite literally makes us feel better, physically and mentally. […]
  • Hunger Games in the Real World
    At age 6, Nya, a girl living in San Diego, was suffering from malnourishment because her father, a single parent was struggling to raise (and feed) his children on an $11-an-hour job. For long periods of time their cupboards were bare, and Nya, who is now 18, subsisted on a diet of ramen noodles and free lunches provided by her charter school. She was in cri […]
  • Fall brings the call to learn something new
    Local gems like UCSD Extension, Osher Lifelong Learning, La Jolla Community Center and La Jolla Library all offer a variety of opportunities for personal growth — and all welcome newcomers. […]