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Barbara Bry
City Council President Pro Tem
Todd Gloria
Assemblymember & Career Politician

San Diego Deserves A Mayor Who Is Prepared To Lead

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Barbara Bry
Todd Gloria
Education

University of Pennsylvania

  • Master’s Degree, Secondary Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology

Harvard University

  • Master’s Degree, Business Administration

University of San Diego 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, History and Political Science
Work Experience

Businesswoman

  • COO of Blackbird Ventures
  • CEO/Editor in Chief of Voice of San Diego
  • Chief Marketing Officer of TEC International (Vistage)
  • Co-founder of ATCOM/INFO

Nonprofit Leadership

  • Founder of Athena San Diego
  • Founder of Run Women Run
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • President, The Children’s Museum of San Diego

Journalist 

  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The Sacramento Bee

Volunteer Work

  • San Diego Democratic Party
  • San Diego Health and Human Services
  • San Diego Housing Commission
  • Mid-City Prostitution Impact Panel

Staff for 53rd Congressional District

  • District Director
  • U.S. Congressional Aide
Elected Experience

Elected Offices

  • San Diego City Councilmember

Elected Offices

  • San Diego City Councilmember
  • California State Assemblymember
  • Will focus resources on the root causes of homelessness, including mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Wants to end the cycle of ineffective homelessness “solutions” at City Hall
  • Said he would “end homelessness downtown” in 4 years in 2012, while serving on City Council
  • Wants to continue the same business-as-usual approach to homelessness
  • Led the effort to establish regulations for scooters
  • Called on the Mayor to impose a moratorium until effective regulations are put in place and enforced
  • Opposes the commercialization of Balboa Park 
  • Supports maintenance, restoration and preservation, in line with the founders' original vision
  • Supported the development and construction of a multi-story paid parking structure and elevated off-ramp from Laurel Street Bridge that would have destroyed our park’s character
  • Wrote ordinance to rein in short-term vacation rental companies like Airbnb which are illegally operating in San Diego neighborhoods
  • Publicly called on the Mayor and City Attorney to enforce the municipal code which prohibits STVRs
  • Opposed regulation of short-term vacation rentals while serving on City Council
  • Opposed a bill regulating STVRs while serving in Sacramento, saying STVRs should be regulated at the local level
  • Defended local control of land-use and planning to protect neighborhoods
  • Supports collaborative planning and reducing red tape to speed construction of new housing
  • Supported legislation (including SB330) that shifts control of development decisions from local government to Sacramento politicians.
Barbara Bry
Scott Sherman
Education

University of Pennsylvania

  • Master’s Degree, Secondary Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology

Harvard University

  • Master’s Degree, Business Administration

Grossmont Community College

Work Experience

Businesswoman

  • COO of Blackbird Ventures
  • CEO/Editor in Chief of Voice of San Diego
  • Chief Marketing Officer of TEC International (Vistage)
  • Co-founder of ATCOM/INFO

Nonprofit Leadership

  • Founder of Athena San Diego
  • Founder of Run Women Run
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • President, The Children’s Museum of San Diego

Journalist 

  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • The Sacramento Bee

Businessman

  • Owner of 5th Avenue Insurance Services
Elected Experience

Elected Offices

  • San Diego City Councilmember, three years

Elected Offices

  • San Diego City Councilmember, seven years
  • Will focus resources on the root causes of homelessness, including mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Wants to end the cycle of ineffective homelessness “solutions” at City Hall
  • As a councilmember, presided over loss of 9,000 SRO units and conversion of 16,000 single family units into short-term vacation rentals, which contributed to homeless crisis.
  • Led the effort to establish regulations for scooters
  • Called on the Mayor to impose a moratorium until effective regulations are put in place and enforced
  • Opposed the boardwalk ban on scooters
  • Opposes the commercialization of Balboa Park 
  • Supports maintenance, restoration and preservation, in line with the founders' original vision
  • Supported the development and construction of a multi-story paid parking structure and construction of an “off-ramp” from Laurel Street Bridge that would have destroyed our park’s character
  • Wrote ordinance to rein in short-term vacation rental companies like Airbnb which are illegally operating in San Diego neighborhoods
  • Publicly called on the Mayor and City Attorney to enforce the municipal code which prohibits STVRs
  • Opposes enforcement of existing short-term rental regulations.
  • Supported referendum to repeal short-term rental regulation that limited usage of primary residence for STRV’s to 180 days a year.
  • Defended local control of land-use and planning to protect neighborhoods
  • Supports collaborative planning and reducing red tape to speed construction of new housing
  • Supports plans to eliminate height, parking and density limits in single-family neighborhoods.

Why I'm Running for Mayor

I will bring leadership that puts solutions for San Diegans first, prioritizes fiscal discipline, stands up to the special interests, treats all residents and communities fairly, and creates comprehensive solutions to long-standing problems.

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