Tuesday, April 26, 2005 | Job Title: Mayor of San Diego



Lead the nation’s seventh largest city with an annual budget of more than $2 billion

Preside at City Council meetings until the strong-mayor form of government starts on January 1, 2006

Serve as the city’s first strong mayor with CEO-like responsibility and authority to:

appoint and manage the city manager

dismiss the city auditor and controller, chief of police and chief of the fire department

propose the city’s annual budget to the City Council

veto City Council resolutions and ordinances

Current Issues:

Resolve $1.37 billion unfunded pension fund liability

Negotiate labor contracts with city employee labor unions

Restructure city government to promote efficiency and increased service levels to citizens

Restore city’s credibility in the financial markets

Increase morale in city government and among the citizens of San Diego


The ideal candidate should have demonstrated the ability to lead diverse groups, set priorities, make tough decisions, build and manage a strong team, listen to different perspectives, understand complex financial issues and communicate effectively. The candidate should also be an independent thinker who is able to multitask and operate well under pressure.

To apply:

If a special election is not held, lobby the City Council.

– Barbara Bry, Voice Editor in Chief

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