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A coalition of 11 environmental groups today released an annual report card giving mostly bad grades to San Diego’s elected leaders.
Here’s a rundown of the assessment from the coalition, which includes San Diego Coastkeeper, the local Surfrider Foundation chapter and nine others:
- Donna Frye: A
- Todd Gloria: A-
- Sherri Lightner: C
- Marti Emerald: C-
- Ben Hueso: C-
- Kevin Faulconer: D
- Tony Young: D
- Jerry Sanders: D-
- Carl DeMaio: F
What took a toll?
The coalition cited council members’ votes against recycled sewage and the council’s rejection of Diane Takvorian, the Environmental Health Coalition leader nominated for a seat on the Unified Port of San Diego’s board. (Takvorian’s organization sponsored the report card.)
Sanders drew criticism for cutting the city’s budget instead of raising revenues, not having a point person on environmental issues in his administration and pursuing an expansion of the city-owned Miramar Landfill.
— ROB DAVIS