SAN DIEGO, CA -- San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has threatened to veto the San Diego City Council's decision to defund a special election for special interests. In doing so, he is bypassing the will of the voters and the elected officials that represent them.
Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego, released the following statement:
"In threatening a veto, Mayor Faulconer is rejecting the clear will of the voters and the City Council. Voters have said loudly and clearly that local measures should be held in the November general elections when the most people vote. That's why they approved Measure L by 66%. Now, he wants to veto a super majority of councilmembers who voted 8-1 to deny funding for a special election in 2017.
We thank the councilmembers who honored the will of the voters, and we call on Mayor Faulconer to do the same. The biggest issues should be brought before San Diegans in November 2018, just like they wanted when they passed Measure L. Democracy functions best when the most voters participate. We call on Mayor Faulconer to strengthen our democracy, not weaken it."