San Diego, California , United States
|| March 11, 1964
Mar 12, 2010 12:16pm
Caucasian - Gay -
|Info||An award-winning journalist and community leader, Stephen Whitburn is running for San Diego City Council to make our mid-city neighborhoods even better places to live and work. Crucial issues such as safe streets and infrastructure improvements will be priorities for Stephen on the city council. |
Stephen is committed to making City Hall a partner in the continuing revitalization of mid-city neighborhoods. As a councilmember, he will work to ensure that council district three receives its fair share of resources to improve local infrastructure, including street maintenance and lighting.
Stephen understands that healthy small businesses are a vital part of strong neighborhoods. He is committed to cutting red tape at City Hall to keep our neighborhood business districts the strong and vibrant centers of our neighborhoods.
Safe streets are another essential component of strong neighborhoods. Stephen will fight for adequate police and fire protection, including increased community policing and expanded neighborhood watch programs.
Stephen supports reasonable limits on condo conversions in order to protect the character of our neighborhoods while allowing appropriate redevelopment to take place. He is an advocate of public-private partnerships to increase affordable housing.
Elected to the North Park Planning Committee, Stephen has a proven record as a strong neighborhood advocate, promoting neighborhood business districts and helping draw attention to the problem of growing crime in North Park.
Stephen has decades of experience helping make government work more efficiently and effectively. As a journalist, Stephen asked the tough questions and got answers from government officials. As a neighborhood advocate, he shined the light of day on evidence of growing crime that City Hall would rather sweep under the rug. Stephen will put that experience to work to build stronger neighborhoods in San Diego.
Stephen currently serves as spokesperson for the American Red Cross in San Diego, promoting its life-saving blood drives and emergency relief efforts.