Mayor Kevin Faulconer started 2017 by emphasizing that San Diego is going to start building way more homes to help make it more affordable to live here. It was a big part of his State of the City speech, and he reiterated it again this weekend at a gala for the building industry. His first […]
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Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s actions have netted little in the way of prospects for new housing, let alone provided for the kind of supply increases that might affect affordability. His density bonus program, though, is hailed as a model for other cities.
We’ve annotated the mayor’s state of the city speech to include all the detail, context and complexity that he couldn’t – or wouldn’t – include on his own. Plus, passing a hotel tax increase might be the easiest part about expanding the convention center.
In separate lawsuits, two women have leveled serious accusations against powerful local labor leader Mickey Kasparian. Meanwhile, a handful of former employees have stepped forward to say Kasparian polices union staff and the San Diego political landscape through bullying and fear, and that he mistreats women specifically. Kasparian denies all of the allegations.
Over the past 13 years, the names in city leadership have changed. The constant is Dean Spanos, and his desire to get a new stadium on his terms.
San Diego passed a landmark Climate Action Plan in 2015; in 2016, Nicole Capretz told the city that’s just a first step.
City Councilman Chris Cate was perhaps the only local politician willing to jump full force into several contentious issues.
In crafting and selling Measure A, Gary Gallegos and Ron Roberts created the framework for the region’s transportation discussion.
Craft beer in San Diego is growing up, and Modern Times CEO Jacob McKean has spoken up about what that means.
Welp, we were right. In October, we reported that SANDAG’s last sales tax was bringing in far less revenue than expected and some of the projects promised to voters were in doubt, and that Measure A was similarly unlikely to bring in the $18 billion voters were promised on November’s ballot. On Friday, SANDAG conceded […]