Alliance San Diego Statement on Mayor Faulconer's Budget Veto Threat

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."

About Alliance San Diego
Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.