Kate Callen Announces Candidacy for San Diego City Council District 3

| October 9, 2023 | 0 Comments

Kate Callen, a long-time North Park community activist and former journalist, has announced her candidacy for the San Diego City Council.

“I’m running to give District 3 residents and small business owners a seat at the table where City Hall decides the fate of their neighborhoods,” Callen pledged. “The diverse voices of our district’s communities all deserve to be heard and respected, and that will be my focus.”

“I also will challenge the city’s fiscal management and budget priorities. If the Mayor and the City Council can spend millions on bike lanes and squander tens of millions on 101 Ash Street, they can find the money to maintain Balboa Park, fix broken sidewalks, clear trash from our streets and canyons, and invest in the infrastructure we need to accommodate rampant growth.”

“I will call for sensible limits on multi-unit ADUs with no on-site parking that are engulfing our neighborhoods. Too many are enriching outside investors, and virtually none provide low-income housing for low-wage earners.”

“I will immediately push to create housing for homeless families with children – NO child should sleep in parks or in cars – and I will work to build the public-private partnerships that can deliver the truly affordable housing San Diego’s workers desperately need.”

Callen’s writing career has included stints as United Press International’s San Diego bureau chief and speechwriter for four University of California CEOs. She co-founded the SoNo Neighborhood Alliance and served on the North Park Planning Committee. She is an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

A Democrat, Callen resides in North Park.

For more information, please visit www.katecallen.com.

Kate Callen of North Park is a co-founder of the SoNo Neighborhood Alliance, a 501C3 founded in 2016 that strives to give residents and small business owners a seat at the table where decisions are made that impact neighborhoods.

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