Liz Swain 4:24 p.m., May 24
Here in Normal Heights, we need better jobs close to home.
Stephen Whitburn, Congressman Bob Filner, and soon-to-be School Board Member Richard Barrera held a press conference today just a few blocks from my home:
"District 3 is an ideal location for new job creation, and fortunately we have a willing and able workforce," Whitburn said. "I want to see the type of job creation and redevelopment along El Cajon Boulevard for which are business community and residents have been waiting decades."
Here are Stephen Whitburn's specific proposals:
1.) Boosting small business by expanding the city's small business assistance programs and securing District Three's share of economic development projects;
2.) Building a sustainable economy by attracting green industries like biotechnology, IT, and training to District Three, that in turn create high-wage jobs for residents;
3.) Strengthening job training opportunities by working with the San Diego Community College District, San Diego Workforce Partnership, and the San Diego Unified School District to help residents train for higher paying jobs in an evolving workforce; and
4.) Protecting families' economic security by working with Congressman Filner to ensure home foreclosure protections for affected District Three residents and neighborhoods.
You can learn more at www.stephenwhitburn.com>
The press conference was attended by community residents and activists, and KUSI interviewed Stephen Whitburn for tonight's local news.
This is the kind of initiative I like to see in Normal Heights. Finally, we have a man who talks about the neighborhoods we live in. We've had enough of all the negative attacks, and it's refreshing to have Stephen Whitburn as a candidate for San Diego City Council.