Save San Diego Neighborhoods Endorses Georgette Gomez for City Council
SAN DIEGO – Save San Diego Neighborhoods, the non-profit grassroots citizens group advocating for stronger regulations on short-term vacation rentals, has endorsed Georgette Gomez for City Council District 9.
Ronan Gray, President of Save San Diego Neighborhoods said: “Georgette Gomez will bring a neighborhoods first perspective to City Hall that is sorely needed. Georgette will stand up for residents by cracking down on illegal short term rentals that harm our communities' quality of life and exacerbate San Diego’s affordable housing crisis. Georgette has always - and will always - put people first.”
Save San Diego Neighborhoods is one of the city’s most active grassroots groups that includes nearly a thousand San Diego families united around passing common sense regulations to prevent hotels from operating unlawfully in residential communities.
Their endorsement comes on the heels of growing support for Gomez. In recent weeks she’s earned the endorsement of Councilman Todd Gloria, City Heights and Pacific Democratic Clubs and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund. Gomez would be first LGBT Latina to ever serve on the San Diego City Council.
Georgette Gomez said: “Our neighborhoods have gotten the cold shoulder at City Hall from politicians more interested in cozying up to powerful special interests than advocating for residents and homeowners. I’m running to shake up City Hall and put neighborhood concerns first. On the City Council, I’ll fight for regulations that protect our communities’ character and quality of life. We can’t allow developers to turn our beautiful residential neighborhoods in hotel zones and frat rows.”
Georgette Gómez has served District 9 communities for over twelve years, both in her career as an environmental advocate, and through her service on the City Heights planning committee. A native San Diegan, and the daughter of immigrant parents, she has fought to ensure that all working families have the opportunity to thrive. She and her partner, Xochitl live in the City Heights community of Azalea Park.