When San Diego mayor makes an impassioned plea to save food-stamp program
SAN DIEGO – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made an impromptu plea to his constituents Monday, telling them to get their heads out of their asses, “because you are all going to die.”
“I am not talking about the people of this great city, I am not doing this in the middle of the night,” Faulconers statement said.
“But I am saying this: Your future depends on it.”
Faulconer, who was elected mayor in 2013 and serves as an independent, is calling for a state of emergency in his city as he faces a rapidly increasing number of cases of the coronavirus, which has already claimed more than 600 lives in California, most in the past week.
San Diego is one of more than 30 cities across the country that have been forced to implement a state-wide food-safety plan in response to the coronas coronaviruses, the virus that has swept the country.
Faulconers office said on Tuesday that the city was experiencing a surge in coronaviral cases.
The number of coronavides cases in the city of San Diego was at nearly 50,000 last week, the most recent count, with over 4,000 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.
In the wake of the San Diego coronavids pandemic, which started in the United States in October and has killed more than 6,800 people in the U.S., some San Diegans have begun to ask: Where is the food-supply program that is supposed to keep us safe?
Faulcords office said he believes the city is already under siege.
“I do not have the answer for the people who are in need of food.
I don’t know what is going on.
I do not know how we are going to survive,” Faulcords statement said, urging people to get up and fight the coronaves pandemic.
“This is not about me, this is about you.
We are not going to give up.
We have the tools to keep fighting and keep the lights on.
This is the most urgent situation in our city right now.
The city needs a full emergency plan in place right now.”
For the last week San Diegos health department has been running out of food-aid cards to distribute, and the city has been on edge.
The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the city to declare a state state of Emergency in the wake to the rising coronavioli cases.
The measure was passed with no amendments.
San Diegans health department, meanwhile, is struggling to find food-and-supplies items.
One of the most common problems is a shortage of water, the citys emergency manager said.
Officials are also struggling to feed the city’s population of 3.6 million.
For months, residents have been complaining about not getting adequate food.
On Tuesday, a San Diego native and food-worker named Alex said she was having to eat more and more, as her family was dying.
At one point, she even asked the mayor to call her the mayor of her own home.
Last week, she told The Jerusalem Report that her husband and their two children were suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.
She said that their only option was to go to the hospital.
She said she is not sure how she will survive the pandemic if she does not have access to food.
“I think I am going to starve,” she said.