Q. What will be Lightners’s most difficult task?

“I think she has to address the issue of the pension and outsourcing so we have more competitive city employees and not be beholden to the unions.”

Annette Ritchie-Buis

“Dealing with the pension deficit. It will require cooperation and leadership with Donna Frye and the rest of the council, but I really think they have to do it.”

Tom Brady

“It’s always tough to satisfy all of the different constituencies that are out there. She should be very good at greasing the middle of the road ... “

Ken King

“Budget and the gang situation in the rest of the city of San Diego. We’re protected in La Jolla. We don’t realize it’s pretty bad.”

Gail Forbes