Day 4: Scott Can Bring Opposing Sides Together To Get Things Done

DATE:  November 2, 2012
CONTACT: MaryAnne Pintar, 619-252-9923,                  

Day 4: 11 Reasons in 7 Days to Support Scott Peters for Congress


San Diego -- The Scott Peters for Congress campaign today continued its 11 Reasons in 7 Days to support Peters over Tea Party candidate and 12-year incumbent Brian Bilbray in the California’s new 52nd Congressional District.

Reason #7: Scott brings opposing sides together to get things done.

As early as 1998, San Diego’s regional leaders envisioned turning the expanse of asphalt along our waterfront into a friendlier and more welcoming space for pedestrians and bicyclists from near and far.  But the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan lacked funding and idled for 15 years.  As Port Chairman, Scott helped get this project moving again by forging a consensus between the Port, developers, and a group of environmentalists concerned about public access to the waterfront. The result is a plan that triples parks and public spaces along San Diego Bay, and also creates 400 new jobs, economic development and a spectacular new “front porch” along the downtown waterfront.  That plan is under construction now.

Scott has a track record of solving tough problems by bringing opposing sides together to find common ground and get things done – something Congress desperately needs right now. Throughout his career in public service, Scott has been able to break through logjams on projects and policies that were mired in conflict or stalled for a lack of creative solutions. The downtown ballpark and redevelopment project; Highway 56; indirect potable re-use; the North Torrey Pines Bridge; creating a Strong Mayor/Council form of Government. All of these required bringing together Republicans and Democrats, business and labor, environmentalists and developers, as well as funds and approvals from multiple government agencies.

That’s why he has widespread support from across the political spectrum. He's endorsed by leading Democrats, independents like Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Ret. State Sen. Lucy Killea, as well as by high-profile Republicans like Malin Burn ham and three former presidents of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Scott Peters has broad, bi-partisan support that Brian Bilbray cannot claim.

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