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. […]
The Board of Supervisors will again be composed entirely of Republicans. Newly elected Supervisor Kristin Gaspar’s stances on housing and growth were difficult to discern
National City has increased the density developers can build to and sped up the time it takes to get a building permit. But even combining those regulatory incentives with the area’s low land costs, bayfront views and proximity to downtown San Diego, the freeway and the trolley hasn’t made a difference.
Democrats took home most of the city of San Diego’s major races Tuesdays and three new Democrats are set to join the City Council. But the biggest fights they may have to grapple with may not fall within party lines, writes VOSD’s Andrew Keatts. “Labor unions outside of City Hall are newly emboldened and new issues […]
It’s now unclear how SANDAG will pay for the many transportation, transit and open space projects envisioned in Measure A, which the agency still wants to happen but doesn’t have funding for.
The measure that sought to approve the 1,700-home Lilac Hills Ranch master-planned development near Valley Center failed Tuesday. One expert says the developers will now have to figure out how to change the project in such a way that they can still meet their financial goals while doing something politically feasible.
Voters in Chula Vista and San Ysidro say they were motivated to vote Tuesday by the state propositions addressing the death penalty and marijuana, and local measures that would raise taxes to pay for road repairs. And, of course, the presidential race.
After Ditas Yamane’s involvement in a matter where the proper use of taxpayer funds was brought into question, she is now running for treasurer of National City, a position that oversees the management, budgeting and use of the city and taxpayer funds. Yamane said the case isn’t reflective of her abilities to serve as city treasurer.
The independent oversight committee created to monitor the San Diego Regional Association of Government’s last tax hike, TransNet is unconcerned with the agency’s revenue shortfall. The chair of the watchdog committee told Keatts that he was not aware of the revenue shortfall, but that once he learned of it, he was not concerned by it […]