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Faulconer unveils 'governing blueprint'

Four months after his election, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Thursday released what he describes as a "governing blueprint" for his administration -- a list of ideas ranging from reestablishing San Diego's film commission to creating a charitable fund for affordable housing projects.

The blueprint, developed by the mayor's bipartisan transition team, includes some proposals that have already been included in the budget that Faulconer signed this week, such as creating a new fire station for Skyline, and recruiting and training new firefighters and police officers.

Other proposals reiterate ideas that have long been espoused by city officials, such as working with the schools to make sure students have the skills they need for the current job market or trying to foster emerging industrial sectors, such as sports equipment or cybersecurity.

But Faulconer said "there are a lot of other great policy ideas in this report," adding that he plans to work with committee members and his staff "to implement policies that make sound economic sense.”

"I’m looking forward to working with him," said former City Council President Tony Young, who co-chaired the committee with Convention Center vice chairman Steve Cushman.

Some of the key ideas in the blueprint are:

* streamline residential construction regulations in order to reduce housing costs;

* use online tools to speed up the city's permitting and contracting functions;

* introduce computerized monitoring to keep track of infrastructure conditions and coordinate repairs;

* create a technology advisory committee;

* implement an open data policy, including a better system for fielding and tracking public records requests; and,

* lead a regional campaign against homelessness.

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