Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa writes about San Diego city and county governments. She welcomes story tips and questions. Contact her directly at lisa@vosd.org or 619.325.0528.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s staff looked at potential homeless shelter sites for months and repeatedly pointed to reasons they couldn’t work. Now, in the midst of a deadly hepatitis A outbreak, they’ve decided sites identified months ago or that previously housed shelters are acceptable after all.

County officials sputtered over bureaucratic steps for weeks after announcing a plan to deploy hand-washing stations in areas where homeless people congregate in hopes of combating a deadly hepatitis A outbreak plaguing that population. On Friday, they sprang into action. I was first to report on a letter from county Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer demanding that […]

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