Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas backed SANDAG’s Measure A, successfully lobbied for a tax increase in Chula Vista to fund infrastructure upgrades and boosts housing developments in the South Bay and beyond. But both she and Chula Vista still struggle to get a seat at the table when it comes to SANDAG and the projects it oversees.
Lincoln High, which has been without a permanent principal for nearly a year, will head into another school year without a permanent principal. San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten has decided to extend the search for a permanent replacement into a second year – something highly unusual, reports VOSD’s Mario Koran. “The protracted search amplifies […]
In Fashion Valley, high end retailers told VOSD contributor Jonah Valdez they’ve seen fewer Mexican visitors. In San Ysidro, right at the border, 60 businesses have had to shutter in the past year and a half in part due to peso devaluation. Depending on the day, President Donald Trump has something to say about trade. […]
Among the 130 housing bills before the state Legislature is one sponsored by the city of San Diego that would allow local housing authorities, like the San Diego Housing Commission, to build middle-income housing.
Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border can live and work.
For months, Ashly McGlone has been reporting on how San Diego County schools spent millions in taxpayer funds for new FieldTurf fields, only to have them promptly fall apart. The turf company then demanded hundreds of thousands of dollars from schools to upgrade their defective fields, but some of those aren’t doing well either. The […]
The city of San Diego and the county are both falling short of the funds they need to fulfill their pensions obligations, but they’re not the only public entities in town in trouble. VOSD’s Ashley McGlone details the 10 worst-funded pension plans in the county – all of which only have 60 to 70 percent […]
California increased its gas tax to help repair its crumbling infrastructure, and support for the bill among San Diego’s representatives broke along partisan lines.
Now that Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are on hold, State Sen. Toni Atkins is treading carefully as she pursues a single-payer health care plan for California.
When Marie Waldron was on the Escondido City Council, she proposed an ordinance to keep landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants, and the state soon passed a law outlying similar local decisions. Curiously, Waldron, now an assemblywoman, just voted to strengthen the state law passed in reaction to her proposal in Escondido.