Last week, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and county Supervisor Ron Roberts became the public faces of San Diego, urging calm and providing regular updates on the region's fires. But what were the rest of our elected officials up to? Here's what they told us:City Attorney Mike AguirreToured fire-affected areas and worked on 'fire related issues' at his office. Manned the information booth at Qualcomm.
San Diego City CouncilScott PetersSpent most of his time at the emergency operations center. Drafted the City Council's emergency declaration.Kevin FaulconerVolunteered at Qualcomm. Made calls to landlords to find long-term temporary housing for residents whose homes burned.Tony YoungHelped staff the city's emergency operations center. Toured burned areas. Worked on possible evacuation plans for his district in case the Harris fire changed direction.Brian MaienscheinAlternated between fire-threatened district and emergency operations center. Toured fire areas and made sure affected neighborhoods were clear. Helped constituents at the Rancho Bernardo local assistance center. Donna FryeVolunteered at evacuation center on Fiesta Island and at Qualcomm. Served food at Qualcomm. With her air filtration mask on, few evacuees recognized the woman ladling their grub.
She and her staff volunteered at the evacuation center for senior citizens at San Diego High School.Jim MadafferWorked at Qualcomm and with his staff to put together the city's ad hoc animal shelter on the Q's practice field. Made the call that got homeless day center open for two nights so homeless could sleep away from the smoky air.Ben HuesoToured areas threatened by the Harris fire and made sure evac centers in the southern part of the city had enough supplies. On Monday, he helped the undermanned police force by directing traffic at the intersection of I-905 and Caliente Avenue.
County SupervisorsGreg CoxMade sure shelters in Chula Vista and Bonita had what they needed, but mostly worked in the county's 2-1-1 center. Made arrangements to double the number of lines and increase the number of phone operators available for county's non-emergency call center.Dianne JacobHer district burned, so she spent a lot of time checking on the evacuation centers. At one point, she observed fires from a chopper. Bullied the Ramona Municipal Water District into accepting the county's assistance in repressurizing pipes so residents could return.Pam Slater-PriceToured Escondido and made sure the right neighborhoods were evacuated. Spent most of her time making sure Del Mar evac center had needed supplies. Arranged for seniors and handicapped sent to Del Mar to get wheelchairs, cots and medical supplies. Bill HornFrom spokesperson John Culea: 'His constituents knew where he was.'