To borrow a phrase from the famed TV shrink Dr. Frasier Crane, we’re listening. After all, our name — Voice of San Diego — is all about hearing what people have to say about making our home a better place.
Some voices stand out because they’re especially powerful and influential. We’re honoring them today with a look at 10 of the most important voices of the year:
• Jerry Sanders: The Voice of Big Business: “he has given the business coalition he represents its loudest voice in perhaps a decade.”
• Nicole Tempel Assisi: The Voice for Charter Schools: “It was never Nicole Tempel Assisi’s goal to pick a fight with San Diego Unified. But if the district wanted to tussle, Assisi wasn’t about to back down, either.”
• Todd Gloria: The Voice for a Progressive San Diego: “Councilman Todd Gloria’s to-do list not only set the political debate, it shaped what post-Filner discourse will look like in San Diego.”
• Ian Campbell: The Voice of Our Vulnerable Arts Scene: “Campbell’s leadership brought [the San Diego Opera’s] difficulties to light, or perhaps exacerbated them.”