SeaWorld leases land from the city on Mission Bay. Lisa Halverstadt reveals the details of that lease and discovered that the city itself has a stake in SeaWorld’s success. The more money SeaWorld makes, the more the city gets.
Our story has some interesting tidbits. For one thing, SeaWorld can’t build a similar park in California, Arizona or Baja California. (Las Vegas, apparently, is A-OK.) Also: SeaWorld must submit attendance records to the city.
Where the Cop Videos Go
VOSD reporter Liam Dillon notices that the city expects to pay a lot — $346,000 — to store video from 400 body cameras that cops will carry around. We’re wondering about the level of this expense in light of questions regarding the higher cost of storing internal city emails, which would presumably take up less space.
Behind Faulconer’s High Jump
In his inauguration speech, Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he’s the first person to go from the City Council to the mayor’s office in 50 years, offering him a unique perspective. Is that true?
San Diego Fact Check finds that it is true — mostly. There’s a nuance that’s missing, although it seems to have only been inadvertently left out of the speech. Why fact check this? It provided an opportunity for a little history lesson.
And for any of you readers who’ve been burned by the Fact Check verdict in the past, you may be delighted to note that this Fact Check itself (written by your very own Morning Report scribe) got fact-checked and had to be corrected. Ahh! It burns!