I raised my family in San Diego, built a small engineering business with my husband and served as a long-time volunteer community leader.
Since being elected to City Council in 2008, I have made important reforms to city pensions and retiree healthcare and implemented managed competition, saving the City hundreds of millions of dollars. I also cut my pay by 8.9% and my staff's by 6% and eliminated the $10,000 annual car allowance for elected officials.
As a result, our city will have its first balanced budget in years with a surplus of $16.5 million.
I recently developed and gained approval for San Diego's first-ever comprehensive water policy, ensuring a reliable water supply for our future.
As the chair of the new Economic Development Committee, I am building a long-term vision to create quality jobs, cut red tape and improve our economy.
I have fought to maintain library and recreation center hours and programs, improve public safety, and resurface more than 25 miles of roads and fill thousands of potholes in District One.
I hope you will support me so I can continue working for you.
Sherri S. Lightner, P.E.
San Diego City Councilmember, District 1
Starting in December 2012 San Diego City Council District One will include the communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar Heights, Del Mar Mesa, Pacific Highlands Ranch, La Jolla and Bird Rock, Rose Canyon, lower San Dieguito River Valley, Sorrento Hills, Sorrento Valley, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, University City, and UCSD. 
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