Moving our priorities forward
As President of the San Diego City Council Georgette has worked with democrats, republicans, and independents to move progressive priorities forward – including action to fight climate change, to protect families during the pandemic, to expand affordable housing options, and to combat discrimination.
Climate change and sustainability
As a community organizer she worked to push the City of San Diego to develop a Climate Action Plan to advance environmental justice and fight climate change.
Now, as City Council President she is leading the implementation of the landmark Climate Action Plan to get San Diego to 100% clean energy.
Georgette has fought climate change and invested in our regional sustainability efforts with her leadership of:
- Community Choice Energy, which is the creation of a regional joint-powers agency that will lay the path to achieving 100% renewable energy
- Pure Water project, which will expand San Diego’s sustainable water supply by investing in water purification technology to clean recycled water, expected to create 30% of our water supply
- The electric bus pilot project at Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
- Leading the effort to help Groundwork San Diego obtain a $3.5 million grant from the California Natural Resources Agency to bring water quality, climate action, and active transportation benefits to Chollas Creek Watershed for the Mid-City communities
Swift action on coronavirus
Georgette listened to scientists and experts and took early action to support working families during this pandemic.
She banned evictions, stopped utility shutoffs, delivered rent relief, and helped small businesses survive. Listening to doctors and experts, Georgette acted swiftly to expand access to testing and protective equipment for first responders.
Taking on tough fights to deliver for San Diego families
At the City Council she’s taken on tough fights to address the issues affecting San Diego communities including:
- Expanding affordable housing, strengthening protections for low-income renters, leading implementation of the city’s landmark Climate Action Plan and delivering millions in new funding for community priorities including street repairs, parks and libraries.
To expand affordable housing in San Diego, Georgette:
- Updated the City’s inclusionary housing regulations, which will maximize the development of affordable housing units
- Partnered with Assemblymember Gloria to develop opt-in state legislation to incentivize affordable housing development near transit
- Supported the expansion of accessory dwelling units, also known as “granny flats,” by working to reduce fees and streamlining the development process
She served as Chair of the Metropolitan Transit Commission and successfully advocated for new investments in transit to underserved communities and clean transit vehicles.
Fighting against discrimination
As our country faces a reckoning on racial justice, Georgette has always been a champion for criminal justice reforms to protect Black and Brown lives and has fought back against discriminatory policies.
At the City Council, Georgette:
- Led the SD City Council in passing a ban on chokeholds
- Led the passage of the Independent Commission on Police Practices measure that is on the ballot in San Diego in November
- Established the Office of Race and Equity in the City of San Diego
- Spearheaded the adoption of the City’s Source of Income Discrimination Ordinance, which prohibits Section 8 discrimination and requires landlords to treat all applicants equally
- Advocated for and helped secure funding for the City’s disparity study, which is currently underway to examine barriers in the City’s contracting processes
Georgette will fight for what’s right for San Diego families
America is being challenged with a public health crisis, a climate crisis, and crisis of racial injustice. Georgette Gómez has proposed a Bold Agenda to address these issues, help Americans recover, and make sure no one gets left behind.
She is the only candidate endorsed by Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren, the California Democratic Party, and the workers on the frontline of the pandemic.