Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills from local lawmakers that will overhaul the state’s troubled gang database, and that aim to change the way San Diego County votes.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed AB 805, a bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher that, among other things, dramatically shifts the balance of power at the San Diego Association of Governments. The overhaul of the regional planning agency follows a year in which the agency has been enveloped by a scandal revealed by Voice of […]
The bill, inspired in part by VOSD’s investigation into SANDAG’s sales tax measures, shifts power at the agency toward San Diego and Chula Vista and away from smaller cities.
The San Diego Association of Governments is so far behind that, to make good on promises it made to voters in 2004 when they agreed to a sales tax extension, California lawmakers will have to raise the gas tax twice more in 13 years. At least, that’s the view of staff of the agency. Board […]
SANDAG leaders say they figured out how the agency can finish all the transportation projects it promised voters as part of a 2004 tax increase. They just need California legislators to raise the gas tax two more times.
The L.A. Times names Rep. Darrell Issa the most vulnerable House incumbent, ICE detained and eventually released a pregnant Oceanside woman and more in our weekly roundup of news from North County.
SANDAG must transform itself into a new kind of organization, ready to deal with 21st century problems, and make restoring the public trust its No. 1 priority.
Since 2001, Gary Gallegos has been the executive director at SANDAG, leading that agency through twists and turns of some massive transportation projects, and navigating the fraught politics of trying to raise taxes to pay for those projects. But 2017 will be his last year in that role. Gallegos said on Tuesday he plans to retire […]
Gary Gallegos has announced plans to leave SANDAG by year’s end. Scandal has consumed the agency for nearly a year after Voice of San Diego revealed the agency failed to disclose a series of major problems facing the agency’s sales-tax funded transportation program.
On this week’s podcast, hosts Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis read excerpts from the independent investigation of SANDAG and break down its most shocking findings.