Statement: “We have the lowest number of square footage of library space in our district,” David Alvarez, one of seven San Diego City Council District 8 candidates, said at a San Ysidro candidates forum March 31.
Analysis: Alvarez, a staffer for state Sen. Denise Ducheny, D-San Diego, is vying to replace outgoing Council President Ben Hueso as councilman for District 8, which represents the city’s southernmost neighborhoods. So far, Alvarez is the campaign’s money leader.
At a San Ysidro forum last week, he offered more statistics than any other candidate. The library stat, among others, was used to illustrate his point that the city doesn’t provide District 8 with enough services.