Candidate for District 2 Shares Her Perspective of City Council

| April 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mandy Havlik has a different perspective on what a City Council member should be doing. It is why she is running for office and what makes her stand out in a crowded field. Mandy says she brings an extraordinary amount of diversity to a much-changed district after the drawing of new maps.

 “I am going to bring community back to City Hall. I will only answer to the community.”

A resident of Point Loma, Mandy an ardent advocate and defender of the coastal region has been involved in community issues since arriving in 2009 with her husband, Cameron, then a senior Naval Officer and now a Navy civilian employee. She sacrificed her career to being a military spouse.

Mandy is the mother of two elementary school children. She is well known as an elected member of the Peninsula Community Planning Board, founding member of Kate’s Trees, member of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council and Save Famosa Canyon, Ocean Beach Elementary School volunteer, Rotarian and community advocate before the Ocean Beach Planning Board and Ocean Beach Town Council.

According to Mandy, this is one of the most important City Council races in the history of District 2 and will provide a forum to present community concerns on a lack of parks, dangerous streets and intersections, political establishment inaction on short-term vacation rentals, and the slow progress in addressing the homeless situation.

She sites other issues plaguing District 2: the status of the single-family home due to lot splits and backyard apartments, short-term vacation rentals that give priority to tourists over resident families, and the failure to provide adequate public services.

“We have a known community park deficit,” she states. “Why are all of our open spaces being stolen for the benefit of developers?” Mandy along with a majority of District 2 voters opposed Measure E that would have erased the 30-foot coastal height limit in the Midway area. She believes the Midway area can be revitalized and can address some of our community park deficit, without removing the 30-foot coastal height limit.

Mandy opposes current proposed land development of the NAVWAR site and offers that it is in tandem with the proposed skyscraper development of the MIDWAY district. She says it will bring unwanted Manhattan density to the area. Mandy says she will continue to fight against unchecked high-density skyscrapers in the coastal region that exceed 30 feet.

“I am concerned about the plans that city hall and other special interest groups have for our community,” Mandy Havlik says of her campaign. “I have a proven track record for reaching out to neighbors, listening to the community and coming up with practical solutions that help improve our neighborhoods.”

Mandy says she is qualified to provide much needed community-based leadership to the city council because she isn’t betrothed to special interests or corporations. She says she will bring much needed transparency, inclusion, and accountability back to City Hall.

“We can protect our quality of life from the threat of Manhattan-style density. Let’s partner with community groups instead of corporations.”

“Feel free to contact me,” Mandy says. “I won’t call you names or ignore you. I will call you back.”

Her website is She can be reached at or (619) 535-9411.

Mandy is the mother of two elementary school children, and is an elected member of the Peninsula Community Planning Board

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