Barbara Bry speaks in front of the house housing a temporary fire station in University City. Photo by Chris Jennewein
Barbara Bry speaks in front of the house housing a temporary fire station in University City. Photo by Chris Jennewein

San Diego City Council candidate Barbara Bry won the endorsement of the city firefighters union in her campaign for District 1.

Alan Arrollado, president of San Diego Fire Fighters Local 145, said union members believe she will fight to complete two new fire stations serving University City and the UC San Diego campus as well as bring innovative thinking to other city problems.

“Barbara Bry is the best candidate to stand up for our neighborhoods and ensure these fire stations are built,” he said. “We believe her entrepreneurial business background will prove to be a valuable asset to find creative solutions to the staffing and attrition issues facing the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.”

Arrollado appeared with Bry outside a house in University City that is being used as a temporary fire station equipped with a single firefighting vehicle.

“It is an honor to be endorsed by the brave men and women who put their lives on the line when serving San Diego,” Bry said. “I’m running for City Council because I want to keep San Diego safe, clean and prosperous.”

In addition to the new fire stations, Bry said she is carefully following revised plans for the One Paseo project in Carmel Valley to ensure traffic congestion does not slow fire and police response.

She said congestion is also a problem along Torrey Pines Road and proposed synchronization of traffic lights to help emergency vehicles.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.