November 14, 2006

Scott Peters won re-election yesterday as president of the San Diego City Council.

His council colleagues voted unanimously to support Peters for a second one-year term, in a widely expected move.

Peters, who has been on the council since 2000, became president Jan. 1 after the city switched to a strong-mayor form of government. The change split city government into legislative and executive branches.

As president of the eight-member council, Peters dockets issues for consideration, appoints the chairs of council committees and runs council meetings.

Peters, a moderate Democrat, represents District 1, which takes in the northwestern portion of the city, including Carmel Valley, Torrey Hills, Rancho Peñasquitos, University City and La Jolla.

– Craig Gustafson