In this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Lisa Halverstadt and NBC 7’s Monica Dean detail the county’s reserve funds, the past policies that made the account grow and a new proposal on the table to spend some of it.

On this week’s podcast, hosts Andrew Keatts and Sara Libby explain what the revelation about the mayor’s power means for the proposed special election. Also: conversations with homelessness advocate Michael McConnell and Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego.

Author and education expert Ruby Takanishi joins the show to talk about a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine that examined the most effective ways to educate English-learners.

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