San Diego’s Filipino American mayor Todd Gloria has been chosen to lead California’s big city mayor coalition, the Times of San Diego reports.
The coalition is made up of mayors from the 13 largest cities in California by population: Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Stockton, Riverside and Irvine.
According to the Inquirer.net, the Big City Mayors Coalition represent nearly one-quarter of the state’s population (about 11 million residents). Over the past few years, it has worked to get funding to address homelessness through California’s Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) program.
“California’s cities face daunting challenges, and I’m humbled by the trust my colleagues in the Big City Mayors coalition have placed in me to lead them,” Gloria said in a press release, according to the Times of San Diego.
Gloria will not seek the chairmanship at the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) now that he is the leader of the Big City Mayors Coalition.
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