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State of District 1: Barbara Bry says significant neighborhood improvements made in 2017 for La Jolla and San Diego. Buzzwords for 2018 include 'imaginative, innovative and inclusive'

State of District 1: Barbara Bry says significant neighborhood improvements made in 2017 for La Jolla and San Diego. Buzzwords for 2018 include 'imaginative, innovative and inclusive'

In the moments leading up to City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry’s first State of the District address Jan. 25, University City High School teachers and employees were rapidly bringing out stacks of chairs to accommodate the standing-room-only crowd, as the almost 150 that were set out were not enough.

Bry gave her concise, 30-minute address to outline her thoughts on 2017 and priorities for 2018, and included a community-by-community recognition, an impression of her grandson, and new buzzwords to join her “safe, clean and prosperous” campaign slogan. She said her priorities for the coming year include: improving public safety, continuing progress to regulate short-term...

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