The Holidays are upon us. Another year is almost in the books. We are all older and hopefully wiser, looking forward to quality time with family, friends, and our favorite meals. This season also marks the 74th San Diego City Council Inauguration. The event is on December 12, 2022, at the Central Library’s Neil Morgan Auditorium in downtown San Diego. It is open to the public and you are welcome.  

The year’s end is a time of reflection, and more so for me due to the inauguration. I am halfway through my term as your District 1 representative. I am reminded of the oath of office that I swore to in December 2020 and all I have experienced since then. I promised to lead from my values; work with and be responsive to the district; tell you what you need to know and not what you want to hear; and get things done.  

As we bid farewell to (part of) University City, I am making good on my promises. We expanded their banner district and Neighborhood Watch; installed the Lakewood and Governor traffic signal; funded the South UC Library expansion design; and so much more. It was my honor and privilege to work alongside community leaders like Diane Ahern, Barry Berstein, Chris Nielsen, Ruth DeSantis, Debbie Knight, Andy Wiese, and Barbara Gellman to name a few.  

I pledge anew my services to all of District 1 and welcome Pacific Beach, our newest District 1 neighborhood. Accomplishments have been achieved, yet there is much more to be done.  

I wish you the happiest and safest of holidays.  

Yours truly,