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2013 San Diego City Councilmember committee assignments announced

Todd Gloria

Council President Todd Gloria today released the 2013 proposed assignments to Council Committees.  The proposal includes a historic appointment, bipartisan leadership, and the introduction of a new Infrastructure Committee.

“I am proposing creation of the Infrastructure Committee to bring necessary focus to the condition of the City’s streets, sidewalks and structures,” said Council President Gloria.  “I have heard the call of San Diegans that they are tired of driving over potholes and tripping over sidewalks.  This Committee will be able to develop comprehensive solutions to a citywide challenge.”

The Committee on Infrastructure will be chaired by Councilmember Mark Kersey, who has highlighted the condition of the City’s infrastructure as a priority.  The Committee will focus on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), creation of a five-year CIP, additional streamlining opportunities, infrastructure finance, and community CIP hearings, among other related topics.  Councilmember Kersey will be joined on the committee by Councilmember Sherri Lightner as vice chair and Councilmembers Marti Emerald and Scott Sherman.

Council President Gloria made history by proposing Councilmember Lightner as San Diego’s first female council president pro tem.  She would chair the Rules and Economic Development Committee, which combines the jurisdictions of the former Rules, Open Government and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and the Economic Development and Strategies Committee.

In addition to filling in for the council president as necessary, the council president pro tem would have a new responsibility of reviewing the Council committee structure, which has not been re-examined in decades.  Council President Gloria has requested from her a report in six months on how the committees are functioning, and committee assignments will be reexamined at that time, coinciding with the likely election of a new councilmember in District Four, which will become vacant in January when Councilmember Tony Young takes over the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Committees are closely balanced between Democrat and Republican members, which Council President Gloria believes is both appropriate and productive.

“I respect the viewpoints and ideas of each of my colleagues, and have structured the membership of Committees to encourage healthy dialog and balanced decisions,” said Council President Gloria.  “I am confident that 2013 will be a positive and productive year for San Diego.”

 

CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

Councilmember Sherri Lightner:

Council President Pro Tern

Chair, Committee on Rules and Economic Development

Vice chair, Committee on Infrastructure

Member, Committee on Land Use and Housing

Member, Committee on Budget and Finance

 

Councilmember Kevin Faulconer:

Chair, Audit Committee

Vice chair, Committee on Rules and Economic Development

Member, Committee on Budget and Finance

 

Council President Todd Gloria:

Chair, Committee on Budget and Finance

Member, Committee on Land Use and Housing Committee

Councilmember Mark Kersey:

Chair, Committee on Infrastructure

Member, Committee on Rules and Economic Development

Member, Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhood Services

Member, Committee on Budget and Finance

 

Councilmember Lorie Zapf:

Chair, Committee on Land Use and Housing

Vice chair, Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhood Services

Member, Committee on Natural Resources and Culture

Councilmember Scott Sherman:

Vice chair, Committee on Natural Resources and Culture

Member, Audit Committee

Member, Committee on Infrastructure

Councilmember David Alvarez:

Chair, Committee on Natural Resources and Culture

Vice chair, Committee on Budget and Finance

Vice chair, Committee on Land Use and Housing

Member, Committee on Rules and Economic Development

Member, Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhood Services

Councilmember Marti Emerald:

Chair, Committee on Public Safety and Neighborhood Services

Member; Committee on Rules and Economic Development

Member, Committee on Infrastructure

Member, Committee on Natural Resources and Culture

 

 



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