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Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivers State of the City

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 00:11:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Tuesday night, Mayor Kevin Faulconer delivered his fifth State of the City address.

Faulconer started his address by stressing the importance of putting politics aside and working together.

“Our national landscape has become one that seeks to divide us. But let us never allow our differences to blind us to the common humanity we all share. We cannot achieve the goal of inclusion using the tools of division,” Mayor Faulconer said. “San Diego, we are stronger than the national political division. We are smarter than the partisan rhetoric. And we are better together than we are apart. The state of our city is strong, and united, we will make it even stronger.”

Throughout the speech, Faulconer outlined plans to increase housing, reduce homelessness and invest in more neighborhood improvements.

Faulconer also listed plans for removing the anti-housing bias that he says prevents new housing from being built and establishing services that reduce homelessness.

“In our 250th year we will build on the foundation that made San Diego what it is today,” Mayor Faulconer said. “We have a thriving tourism economy that welcomes millions of people each year. Now we must welcome even more housing and homeless solutions. We take great pride in being a melting pot of diversity. Now we must take new steps to ensure every neighborhood gets their fair share. We treasure our beaches, bays and a healthy environment. Now we must lead the climate revolution to protect them.”

Watch the full address below: