Surrounded by water on three sides, Imperial Beach is among the most vulnerable cities in the state when it comes to higher and higher sea levels. The city’s mayor and City Council are trying to act, but it won’t be easy or cheap.
New, low-income apartments don’t always go to the low-income people who already live in the city they’re built. Leaders in National City have a plan to fight the displacement of the city’s low-income residents.
In April, a city spokesman claimed that the installation of jagged rocks under Interstate 5 at Imperial Avenue was a response to complaints from Sherman Heights about homeless people camping under the overpass. Residents had safety concerns, wrote public works spokesman Bill Harris in an e-mail. But e-mails obtained by Voice of San Diego contributor […]
On one side is developers who want to see the area just north of the Mexican border used for new homes to address a regional housing shortage; on the other, business groups that believe it should be industrial land to create jobs.
There’s a competitive election for county supervisor in coastal North County, but many voters told us on Tuesday that they declined to weigh in on that race because they weren’t sure what a county supervisor does.
If ever a housing development was ripe to cut down on parking spaces, it would be National City’s Paradise Creek. Yet a push from the city to reduce parking spaces for the development never got off the ground. The struggle reveals one of the region’s biggest challenges when it comes to providing affordable housing and encouraging the use of public transit.
Escondido Mayor Sam Abed claims SANDAG’s proposed ballot measure favors public transportation projects in the city of San Diego, at the expense of North County. His statement misses a broader point fundamental to regional transportation planning: North County residents don’t live in bubbles.
Surveying the local campaign finance scene, a donation to Anthony Bernal raises eyebrows and the wannabe owners of the Union-Tribune are playing games with the current owners of the Union-Tribune.
If voter registration advantages ever translate into Election Day victories, Democrats and Republicans will each have two seats on the County’s Board of Supervisors. The coastal District 3 would then be where the fight for control over the body will play out. And this year, we have a preview of what those contests might be like.
Rents are rising in Oceanside, and long-time renters are feeling the pinch. They’re happy to see their neighborhood improve, but can’t help wondering for whom it’s improving.