Chula Vista’s District 2 includes the communities of Hilltop, Sunny Vista, Terra Nova, the Bayfront, and our city’s Historic Downtown.
The district includes some of the city’s leading retail areas, oldest residential areas, its historic homes, most unique small businesses, and its downtown center that includes the city’s Civic Center, the Police Department, its Downtown Library, and the first Fire Station.
We are also proud to have Chula Vista’s bayfront, which is slated to become one of San Diego County’s prime locations by the bay with a brand new convention center and 1,450-room hotel, as well as restaurants, attractions, residential units, and other lodging.
However, residents and businesses of District 2 have systematic problems that must be addressed.
Slow economic development, aging infrastructure, and a lack of solutions for homelessness and housing affordability have topped the list of community needs for years. More needs to be done for our most vulnerable residents, which include our seniors and young families, so they don’t fall risk of shelter insecurity. Homelessness has reached a new high in a many of our communities. We must focuse on solving the housing crisis, supporting small businesses, creating good paying jobs, updating infrastructure, prioritizing public safety, and increasing government accountability.
Chula Vista is one of the best places to live in the country, but it can be better for our families. Hard work, good governance, and community values can improve life for all of us.