Deputy Sheriff’s Association endorses Fletcher

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The Deputy Sheriff's Association of San Diego County
endorsed ex-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher for mayor of San Diego Friday.

“San Diego's mayor plays a major role in setting the agenda for our
region, and we want a strong, effective leader who will make keeping our
citizens safe a top priority,” said DSA President Matt Clay. “No other
candidate has this level of demonstrated commitment to public safety.”

The deputies also cited Fletcher's authorship of Chelsea's Law, which
tightens scrutiny of sex offenders, while he was in the state Legislature.

Fletcher previously was endorsed by the San Diego Police Officers
Association, firefighters and other public safety groups.

Other top candidates in the Nov. 19 special election to replace Bob
Filner are City Attorney Mike Aguirre and Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin
Faulconer.

Alvarez today joined residents of Nestor and Otay Mesa to celebrate the
installation of six speed bumps along Arey Drive, where two people have been
struck by cars recently — a child and an elderly woman.

The councilman said youngsters frequently use the street to get to
Silver Wing Elementary School, Montgomery Middle School, a park and the Border
View YMCA.

Meanwhile, Faulconer released his plan to make City Hall more
transparent if he's elected.

He said he would establish what he called a “comprehensive open data
policy” under which city information is made available online.

“People want easy access to city government,” Faulconer said.

The plan would also include modernizing the city's website, conducting
an audit of the city's information and data policies, forming a task force to
review public records procedures, and having the director of open government
communicate directly with key department heads.

If no one wins more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election would
be held early next year.

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