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Antonio Martinez Pledges To Bring More City Resources To District 8

City Council candidate Antonio Martinez in an undated photo.

Credit: Antonio Martinez for City Council

Above: City Council candidate Antonio Martinez in an undated photo.

Antonio Martinez Pledges To Bring More City Resources To District 8

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Antonio Martinez, board member, San Ysidro School District

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San Diego City Council District 8 candidate Antonio Martinez said he would ensure more city funding for new sidewalks, community parks and efforts to combat illegal pollution in the district.

"District 8 has been shortchanged," Martinez said. "A lot of the issues that we're dealing with and a lot of the needs that we have are basic needs that other communities take for granted."

Martinez is the public relations director of the Imperial Beach Community Clinic and a board member of the San Ysidro School District. He's one of three leading candidates seeking to replace termed-out Councilman David Alvarez. All the candidates, along with Alvarez, are Democrats.

The district is geographically split, including Sherman Heights and Barrio Logan near downtown and Otay Mesa and San Ysidro along the border.

San Diego City Council District 8 is the only council race without an incumbent in June.

Martinez joins KPBS Midday Edition on Monday to discuss his priorities for the district.

Editor's Note: this story has been updated to reflect that Mr. Martinez is the director of public relations at the Imperial Beach Community Clinic, not the Imperial Valley Community Clinic as was incorrectly stated in the KPBS Midday Edition audio file above.

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