Councilmember Chris Ward

City of San Diego - District 3

Councilmember Chris Ward was elected to represent San Diego’s Third City Council District in June 2016, and took office in December of 2016. He serves as Chair of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and Vice Chair of the Committee on Active Transportation and Infrastructure, Vice Chair of the Committee on Land Use and Housing, and as a member of the Rules Committees, as well as serving as the Chair of the San Diego County Regional Task Force on the Homeless and an alternate member to the California Coastal Commission. As a Councilmember, Chris has been a fierce advocate in identifying tangible outcomes that will significantly reduce San Diego’s overall homeless population. In early 2017, the City Council created the Select Committee on Homelessness, chaired by Councilmember Ward. This committee was dedicated to reviewing and improving city approaches for reducing homelessness. In February of 2017, he introduced the City’s first Equal Pay Ordinance. With the unanimous support of his colleagues on the City Council, the ordinance’s passage makes San Diego the largest City in the nation committed to ensuring equal pay when spending your hard-earned tax dollars. As Chair of the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, he has focused on developing mechanisms to support local business and help create good paying jobs. In 2018, Councilmember Ward introduced an ordinance that would ban styrofoam and place restrictions on single-use plastics in San Diego. In one of the first bold actions of 2019, the Council supermajority voted to officially approve