Vivian Moreno

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Vivian Moreno graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a focus in International Relations. She previously worked as a buyer for a metal distributor. She currently serves as Chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee and Vice Chair of the Audit Committee. Moreno is a member of several organizations, including the Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods, Budget and Government Efficiency Committee, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board, and the Otay Valley Regional Park Policy Committee. She has also been involved in the San Diego Association of Governments(SANDAG), serving on the SANDAG Board of Directors (alternate), SANDAG Bayshore Bikeway Working Group, SANDAG Borders Committee, SANDAG Executive Committee (alternate), and the San Diego Consortium Policy Board. She is also  Chair of both the Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority and SANDAG’s Community Based Organization Working Group. She joined the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in 2019 and was the State of California Representative on the Good Neighbor Environmental Board.

Key Issues

Community

Moreno has previously advocated for funding for parks. She has previously amended the provision of the Municipal Code for paving dirt roads and alleys. She supports the Chicano Park Museum, Cypress Drive Cultural Corridor, and city funding for arts and culture programs [2]. Moreno wants to demand the state to invest in a new system of addiction treatment and mental health, and to reform state laws to require people to accept help. [4]

Housing

Moreno has previously supported the Complete Communities Housing Reforms in 2020 at the San Diego City Council and upzoning in multiple community plan updates. Moreno is currently working on the Middle-Income First-Time Homebuyer program [2] Moreno also requested a study to explore the feasibility of increasing first-time home buyer opportunities [4].

COVID-19

Moreno has previously voted for $100 million to be put into rental and utility assistance for impacted families during the pandemic [2].

Transportation

Moreno has previously made reforms to parking regulations, such as zero parking minimums citywide within Transit Priority Areas. Shesupports the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Social Equity Working Group’s Regional Plan. She secured a commitment from SANDAG to make the San Ysidro Intermodal Transit Center one of the first two mobility hubs. She supports improvements to the Trolly Blue Line, which connects UCSD to Downtown. She also wants to increase MTS Ridership to pre-pandemic levels [2].

Environment

Moreno previously created the Climate Equity Fund and supports the Audit of the Industrial Wastewater Control Program [2]. She wants more renewable energy and supports the creation of San Diego Community Power. Moreno wants to help citizens access public transportation and active transit [4].

 

Economy

Moreno supports the creation of a new jobs center in Otay Mesa [3].

Public Safety

Moreno wants to prevent young people from committing crimes through increased engagement in activities in facilities such as parks and libraries [4].

Endorsements

President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, California Senate; Councilmember Paloma Aguirre, Imperial Beach; San Diego City Councilmember Monica Montgomery; Supervisor Nathan Fletcher; Councilmember Marcus Bush, National City; Mayor Alejandra Sotelo Solis, National City; Mayor Mary Salas, Chula Vista; Councilmember Colin Parent, La Mesa; Representative Scott Peters; Representative Sara Jacobs; Assemblymember Brian Mainschein

Sources

1 Ballotpedia 
2 Vivian Moreno
3 10news
4 San Diego Union Tribune