Step Up: Just because a situation is controversial or challenging, does not mean you can cower from confronting it. San Diego stepped forward to be a part of the solution for one of our nation's most vexing issues--the tragic plight of thousands of unaccompanied minor asylum seekers. I am eternally grateful to everyone who joined Mayor Gloria and myself in providing compassion and assistance to these vulnerable children.
Pawsitively Amazing: If you haven’t heard about this yet, the story of the wolf named “OR-93” is amazing! This two year old wolf has traveled from Oregon to California in a journey that has researchers' attention. There are fewer than a dozen wolves in California and maybe this special one will make California his home. He just needs a better name! Any suggestions?
COVID: San Diego continues to be a leader in vaccine distribution! And our cases remain low! Progress. With an increase in the vaccine supply expected over the next few weeks, Governor Newsom has announced that starting April 1, everyone 50 and over will be eligible to receive the vaccine. On April 15, everyone 16 and older will be eligible to make an appointment for the vaccine. Let’s go!
Deeper Dive: The use of the filibuster in the United States Senate has been a controversial topic for many years now. Democrats have argued that the filibuster is a tactic rooted in racism and used by those who seek to protect white supremacy. While some avidly deny these claims, history says otherwise. This article by Vox does a great job of explaining the history surrounding the filibuster.
Job well done:Thank you to all of our public transit workers who have kept people moving during this challenging last year. A special shout out to MTS transit driver Rafael!