Ridership for MTS Access, which provides service for seniors and the disabled, has risen sharply over the last three years. The rising use and cost of the service reveal some of the larger challenges facing San Diego as it figures out how its growing senior population will get around.
Maybe 2017 will be the year San Diego finally steps up to deal with homelessness. At least that’s what Mayor Kevin Faulconer is saying – and what advocates hope for – writes VOSD contributor Kelly Davis. Homelessness “is one of the biggest issues we’re going to be tackling in the coming year,” Faulconer told Davis. […]
In a Q-and-A, County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar talks about the election, her transition into the job and how she hopes to accomplish what she promised during her campaign in the next four years. She said she’ll focus “more on county operations” than her predecessor and suggests that might mean attending fewer community events.
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus defended the rejection of a low-income housing project for veterans by saying the project never guaranteed veterans would live there exclusively.
In Poway, a veterans housing project was rejected over fears of low-income housing and the people who would live there.
The rejection of Measure T in Encinitas and Measure B countywide sent a message that many county residents simply aren’t open to new development – whether it happens in established metro areas, or in rural spaces.
Encinitas residents are forcing their city to defy state law rather than accommodate a growing population.
Last year, Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to house 1,000 homeless veterans by March 2017, an effort in keeping with a larger regional goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of next year. VOSD’s Lisa Halverstadt checked in on that goal and found the city has housed less than half of the 1,000. “Homeless veterans […]
City Heights residents are never happy about alcohol permits being approved in their neighborhood, but one has sparked a whole new level of pushback. The man leading the charge against a proposed 7-11’s alcohol permit owns a competing business nearby. The new permit would come with a number of restrictions intended to ease community concerns, but community members are unmoved.
In May, the owners of Tony Roma’s in Pacific Beach decided to rebrand, changing the name to Beachtown BBQ. The change sparked a lawsuit – one of two between the owners and their landlord. But it might not have been about the name change. It might have been a struggle for the restaurant’s liquor license. […]