Clairemont, California , United States
Sep 28, 2005 12:52pm
|Info||Councilmember Donna Frye brings many things to her job as the elected official representing the 6th District: an activist's passion, a keen understanding of the community and its needs, and a belief that government should be open and accessible to its constituents. Elected by special election to complete an unexpired term in June 2001, she was re-elected to a full, four-year term in March 2002 with a resounding 65 percent of the vote. |
Grass-roots politics often end with a campaign, but Frye has brought them into office with her. Her style of governing is all about openness, and she spends as many hours meeting with constituents as she does at city council meetings. An environmental activist since the early 1980s, her commitment to clean water issues is unquestioned. She worked to strengthen San Diego City policies related to polluted runoff, including the initiation of the posting of warning signs in front of storm drains, the monitoring of discharges at storm drain outfalls, and the diversion of dry weather low-flow runoff into the sewer system. Frye played a central role in obtaining millions of dollars for the clean up of Mission Bay. ?As an activist you have to force people to listen to you,? she says. ?I never want to do that to the people of the 6th District. My door is always open.?
As a Councilmember, Donna has worked tirelessly to increase public participation in local government, ensure that city resources are allocated to the communities of District Six, repair and replace aging infrastructure, ensure that development in District Six complies with Community Plans, expand Branch Library services, expedite undergrounding of utilities, protect and preserve our canyons, open space and public parkland, reduce sewage spills and prevent polluted runoff, and slow down traffic in our neighborhoods.
Councilmember Frye grew up in the community of Clairemont, where she attended area primary and secondary public schools. She received her Associate of Arts from Cosumnes River College and her Bachelor of Business from National University. Donna currently lives in Clairemont with her husband, the legendary surfer Skip Frye; her mother, Laura and dog, Diogenes.
Source: Official San Diego City Council Website, Candidate Campaign Website