In honor of Kevin Faulconer’s first anniversary as mayor, One San Diego hosted Tuesday the inaugural One San Diego’s Neighborhood Experience.
The event was designed as a fundraiser for One San Diego, the nonprofit formed by the mayor to promote opportunity and inclusion throughout San Diego’s diverse neighborhoods.
“That’s something I feel strongly about as mayor, making sure that every neighborhood is doing well,” Faulconer said. “One San Diego is designed to help raise some money for great projects like computers and all our after-school library programs.”
The organization was formed in November as part of the mayor’s effort to erase what he saw as the division between the neighborhoods north and south of Interstate 8.
So far, the mayor’s efforts have had a positive effect in the city, said Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.
“I love his vision for one San Diego, because it shouldn’t matter where you live or who you are, you should feel safe (in the city),” she said. ”
Beyond the fundraising aspects, the celebration, held at the Broadway Pier is a way to showcase San Diego’s unique cultural, artistic and culinary diversity through performances, demonstrations and tastings, according to the organizer.
“It’s a great celebration of all the neighborhoods here in San Diego, all the diversity — especially all the different restaurants and foods that we have,” Councilman Chris Cate said. Cate’s district, District 6, is one of the most diverse in the city.
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: