It’s been a little more than a year since David Alvarez began his term on City Council representing San Diego’s southernmost neighborhoods. And he hasn’t been quiet.

Alvarez has pushed back against Mayor Jerry Sanders’ redevelopment plans and hoteliers’ efforts to increase hotel-room taxes to promote tourism and expand the Convention Center. He also broke with council tradition and developed his own budget plan to help close the latest in San Diego’s series of deficits.

I’ll be sitting down with Alvarez at the beginning of next week for a Q&A on these issues and City Hall politics in the coming election year. Email or tweet me your questions or just leave them in the comment box.

Liam Dillon is a news reporter for He covers San Diego City Hall, the 2012 mayor’s race and big building projects. What should he write about next?

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