Mayoral contender David Alvarez has represented the city’s southwest neighborhoods for nearly three years but many San Diegans are only just getting to know him.
The relatively quiet, low-drama councilman must bolster his public profile to succeed in the race, a task that should get easier thanks to high-profile labor and Democratic Party endorsements.
Here’s a look at five things Alvarez has worked on or promoted since he was elected to the City Council in late 2010.
Pushing a New Community Plan
For decades, Barrio Logan has been known for its mishmash of industry and residential spaces. Commercial areas can border a block of houses. Alvarez is especially familiar with that configuration. He grew up in the neighborhood.