RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club will host Todd Gloria, interim mayor and president of the San Diego City Council, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.
To RSVP, visit rsfdem.org. Tickets are $25, cash or check at door. For more information, call Maria McEneany at (858) 442-6047.
Gloria became interim mayor Aug. 30. As a councilmember, he championed increased infrastructure investment, subsequently coining the term “sexy streets.” He also led the way for San Diego’s first permanent year-round homeless service center, was an advocate for transportation options including a stronger public transit system and pedestrian and bicycle projects. Gloria authored Proposition C, which updated the city’s veteran hiring policy.
As chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee 2011-2012, Councilmember Gloria oversaw the development and approval of budgets to stabilize the city’s finances after years of cuts, and restored services like library hours. He remains chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents San Diego on the boards of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the Metropolitan Transit System, and is chairman of the SANDAG Transportation Committee.
Prior to his election to City Council in 2008, Gloria served as District Director to Congresswoman Susan A. Davis and worked for the county of San Diego Health and Human Service Agency. Gloria’s volunteer efforts to improve the community include his work as a San Diego Housing Commissioner from 2005 until his election to the City Council and as a member of the Mid-City Prostitution Impact Panel.
Gloria, a native San Diegan, is a graduate of the University of San Diego and member of the Tingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. He is also a third-generation resident of District Three.