Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 | There’s a new City Council in San Diego, and a new leader at its helm who will deal with a host of issues, including the city’s multimillion dollar budget gap.
Ben Hueso, who was selected as council president by his peers in a 6-2 vote in December, will be the second person to hold that post.
A former city redevelopment staffer and business owner, Hueso was elected to the City Council in early 2006 to represent District 8, which includes the neighborhoods of Logan Heights and Barrio Logan and runs south to San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley. Hueso also serves on the California Coastal Commission.
He recently spoke with us about his new duties, the challenges ahead and his political future.