This is a series of 12 stories you should pay attention to in 2012. Here was No. 12: the Chargers; No. 11: the Convention Center; No. 10: The city of San Diego’s financial problems; No. 9: the San Diego Police Department; No. 8: affordable housing; and No. 7: the future of Balboa Park.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis launched her campaign for mayor much more quietly than her rivals. She, along with City Councilman Carl DeMaio, refused to participate in early debates. Unlike DeMaio, the district attorney kept a low profile.
So it surprised many when one of her first major policy initiatives that she would enact as mayor was … to expand the school board.