“San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made several excellent points Wednesday night in his State of the City address. The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) is particularly impressed with the Mayor’s plans to invest in all of our neighborhoods. He committed, for example, to fixing 1,000 miles of streets this year. He also announced a new citizen engagement initiative that, he said, would make housing a priority.
“Perhaps more importantly, the Mayor committed to building out San Diego’s middle class through a focus on education, job training and innovation that should, as the Mayor said, mean San Diego’s start-up businesses grow up right here in our City. This is welcome news to numerous San Diegans, especially those struggling to make ends meet.
“Toward the end of the State of the City, the Mayor pledged to make San Diego businesses more competitive globally, and he plans to market San Diego to the world as the place to do business. This is huge on many levels. It should spark venture capital investments and job growth, among other things.
“The Mayor’s global city plan also aligns with an important 2015 initiative for SDAR. The Association will be working with the Mayor and numerous community partners, including the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, developers, and leaders from several foreign countries, to co-host the International Real Estate Congress this November in San Diego. The goal is to establish San Diego as a destination for international investment.
“The investments and plans the Mayor outlined Wednesday night will improve housing values, which will help strengthen our local economy, and make San Diego the land of opportunity.
“Thank you, Mayor Faulconer, for your energy, your enthusiasm and your ideas. We like the progress the City has made since you took office, and we’re excited about what’s ahead.”
Contact: Tony Manolatos
With more than 12,000 members, the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® is the largest trade association in the county. We help our members, who adhere to a code of ethics and professional standards, sell more homes. We also help people realize the dream of home ownership, and we are dedicated to protecting private property rights.