It was a good day to be Tony Young.
Feted by all his colleagues on the San Diego City Council and sworn in to a new four-year term, Young became City Council president yesterday, a role he seemed destined for especially after things broke his way in last month’s elections.
Young, who represents the city’s southeastern neighborhoods, promised a renewed focus on the budget problems. There could be at least one council discussion each week on the city’s $70-plus million ongoing deficit, Young said, adding he would consider his time in office a failure if the city’s deficits weren’t erased.
Young’s colleagues elected him unanimously to be council president, the city’s third in its history, after laying the praise on thick.