A proposal to levy a half-cent sales tax for transportation infrastructure on November’s ballot is promising the money raised will do a lot of things from repairing roads to improving water quality and reducing wildfires. One of those promises has really stood out. In the ballot language and in a video, the San Diego Association of […]
The San Diego Association of Governments hasn’t been shy about touting the benefits county residents will feel if they pass its proposed ballot measure in November. One of the proposal’s major selling points is that the projects the measure would fund will relieve traffic congestion. We found SANDAG thinks of traffic relief differently than a typical commuter might.
Housing vouchers are a critical tool for housing low-income individuals and families. But in San Diego, where the housing market is becoming increasingly competitive for people of all income levels, people offering vouchers instead of cash are struggling to compete. People who spent years on a waiting list now have a housing voucher that would cover all or most of their rent, if only they could find someplace that would take it.
The San Diego Unified school board approved $20 million in bond money this week so Innovations Academy, a charter school in Scripps Ranch can build a new school. In doing so, VOSD’s Mario Koran explains, the district is replacing the existing charter school site with apartments and depleting a pot of money that’s specially allocated […]
It’s not clear whether Accretive Investment, the developer of the Lilac Hills Ranch project, plans to build a school to help accommodate the influx of new residents the project would usher into the area.
County staff is studying how the sprawling Lilac Hills Ranch project likely to go before voters in November is different from the one the Board of Supervisors nearly approved last year.
A slate of November ballot measures would give local residents in cities across the state the power to veto or stop development projects. Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to wrestle some control over building decisions away from locals. The conflict between cities and the state has ramped up in recent years, and it’s coming to a head.
The County Board of Supervisors will decide the next step for Lilac Hills Ranch on Tuesday. If they approve the project outright, instead of sending it to the November ballot for voters to decide, neighbors say they’ll sue the county for ignoring its own safety standards.
The Poway Unified school board could ask a court to force its former superintendent John Collins to pay the district back up to $345,000. The board fired Collins Sunday for the unauthorized pay, for filing litigation without the board’s approval and for interfering with the district’s investigation into his financial dealings, according to documents obtained […]
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.