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Councilwoman Monica Montgomery Updates Constituents After Her First 100 Days
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Photo by Claire Trageser
San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery acknowledged she has high expectations to fill when she spoke to her district Wednesday night after her first 100 days in office.
It was a standing-room-only crowd at the Skyline library as Montgomery laid out her plans for her district, which includes neighborhoods such as Oak Park, Encanto and Skyline.
"Not every issue will be addressed our first year," she told the crowd, and then paused. "Not every issue will be addressed our first year," she said again to laughter.
Montgomery said other districts don't have these first 100 days updates, and while it felt a little early to provide the update, she was glad to communicate with her constituents.
"I only gave one promise and that was to be visible and truthful," she said.
Her first three priorities are police reform, improving economic opportunities and constituent services like streetlights and stop signs, she said. She also passed out a comprehensive 11-page plan on what she hopes to accomplish.
For example, she said she aims to bring more jobs to her district.
In a recent meeting with the city's economic development department on plans for the district, Montgomery said, "The book was very pretty." But she wasn't satisfied.
"What I said to our city staff very graciously is the things I see for District 4 are community gardens and banners," she said. "I love community gardens and banners. But I also like Northrop Grumman, who is receiving incentives in their billion dollar company."
Before Montgomery spoke, community members took to the microphone to say how excited they were that Montgomery is now leading the office and that they have high hopes for what she'll achieve in the coming years.
Montgomery said she will continue to have regular community events, which she's posting on her online calendar.
San Diego City Councilwoman Monica Montgomery acknowledged she has high expectations to fill as she spoke to constituents Wednesday night, following 100 days in office.
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