Council President Myrtle Cole
City of San Diego – District 5
Council President Myrtle Cole was sworn in as a member of the San Diego City Council on December 10, 2014. She is the first African-American woman elected to serve on the City Council as a councilmember and as council president as well as the first woman to represent the Fourth Council District. Myrtle has worked in the Fourth District since 1977 and has lived in the Rolando Park Community for more than 20 years. Myrtle is widely acclaimed as a passionate leader on the Council in the fight for increased public safety, infrastructure improvements, economic development and quality jobs. During her tenure, Myrtle is putting neighborhoods first and getting things done. She continues to make the redevelopment of the District’s commercial corridors a top priority, working with labor, civic leaders, and businesses to bring good jobs and quality retail to the heart of the community. Since Myrtle has started office, she has opened the first drugstore south of the 94 on Euclid Avenue, installed Market Street sidewalks, received funding for the Bay Terraces Senior Center, opened the new Skyline Hills Branch Library, and more. Myrtle will continue to advocate for projects and programs that will pave streets, fix sidewalks, improve emergency response times and public safety resources. Council President Cole proudly represents communities in Alta Vista, Broadway Heights, Chollas View, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Greater Skyline Hills, Jamacha, Lincoln Park, Lomita Village, North Bay Terraces, Oak Park, O’Farrell, Paradise Hills, Redwood Village, Rolando Park, South Bay Terraces, Valencia Park, and Webster.