by Fernando Zweifach López - Executive Director, San Diego Pride
The first time I went to the Spirit of Stonewall Rally was in 2000. It was only a few weeks before that I had been homeless and living in my car. Local community activist Benny Cartwright and his mother saved my life by taking me into their home.
As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, more San Diegans will be looking to find meaningful employment. In response, the City of San Diego is devoting resources to help get people back to work and provide high-quality services to the public.
In a year wrought with heartache and loss, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25, 2021 stands out, as it marks one year since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
In an effort to continue supporting businesses as they recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Diego City Council has unanimously approved an extension of interim urgency ordinances to allow the City’s Temporary Outdoor Business Operation (TOBO) permit program to continue.
The San Diego Public Library Foundation, a non-profit organization created to provide private support to the library system in San Diego, rallied many citizens to show up virtually to Thursday's city budget hearings to speak in support of their local libraries.
Continuing efforts to create safer communities for all, San Diego Police Chief David Nisleit and Mayor Todd Gloria were joined today by Council President Jennifer Campbell, Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn and LGBTQ business and community leaders to launch the San Diego Police Department’s new Safe Place Program.