John Minto

Mayor, City of Santee

John W. Minto was born in Steubenville, Ohio and moved to San Diego with his family when he was only five weeks old. He grew up in East San Diego and attended local public schools. Mayor Minto entered the police academy in 1980 and spent six years on the board of directors of the San Diego Police Officer’s Association serving as a director, treasurer, political action chair, and general manager.

In 2002, Mayor Mino was elected to the Santee City Council and has since served on the League of California Cities, Heartland Communications, CSA69, East County Economic Development Council Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) board of directors, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Borders Committee (chair), and Santee Community Oriented Policing Committee (chair).

In 2003, Mayor Minto led the development Santee’s 35-acre Sports Plex USA and Town Center Park.

Tuesday, April 16
9:00 am - 10:30 am • Opening Plenary: Mayors Roundtable
Opening Plenary
Mayors Roundtable:
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm • Keeping the Smart City Safe: What do Facial Recognition, Bodycams and Other Technologies Offer for Public Safety?pressure cooker
Privacy, security and equity are huge concerns as police departments employ new technologies to prevent and mitigate crime. In this friendly debate, stakeholders from public safety, privacy and security interests will respond to a series of provoking questions about the current use and future promise of these groundbreaking technologies.