Commentary

Ben Hueso

State Senator Hueso represents California’s 40th Senate District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, Coronado a portion of the city of San Diego, Imperial County and the southern part of Riverside.

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Hunger is a serious problem in America today. Due to the Great Recession, and slower-than-expected economic recovery, about 50 million people nationwide — including one in five children — regularly struggle against hunger.

In the next year the San Diego City Council and the Mayor will tackle a multitude of important issues in Otay Mesa. Each issue will potentially have far reaching impacts beyond the San Diego region. For the first time in 26 years, the Otay Mesa Community Plan will be updated; for the first time since the 1960s, Brown Field International Airport will be redeveloped; and, the long overdue and essential construction of State Route 905 will begin. The latter, however, is far from certain. What is certain, though, is that it is high time that San Diego focused on this vital border community.

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