In coming months, the City Council will decide if San Diego should begin buying power for residents from someone other than San Diego Gas & Electric. Right now, there’s a lot of numbers flying around about whether the idea makes sense. But part of the decision will also boil down to big questions about the […]
The San Diego City Council is expected to decide early next year whether the city should part ways with San Diego Gas & Electric. Expect a massive airing of civic grievances in which both sides argue the other isn’t suited to provide the city’s power.
The outside investigation into SANDAG’s forecasting scandal came out late Monday night, and it included a shocking revelation. SANDAG officials instructed staffers to delete documents to make sure they wouldn’t come up in a public records request, in the days just after Voice of San Diego broke the news that Measure A would likely raise […]
The city of San Diego is starting a program to recycle Styrofoam, but unlike other recycling programs, it’ll actually lose money. But officials worry people will recycle too much foam – because the more the program works, the more money the city loses. A company that makes Styrofoam has spent thousands lobbying the city to start the recycling program.
The newest front in the labor negotiations between the San Diego County government and union workers is Casual Tuesday.
The study commissioned by the city of San Diego was meant to see if it was feasible for the city to shift away from gas while still competing with SDG&E on price. The answer is, by and large, yes.
San Diego Unified is overwhelmed by troubles. But Superintendent Cindy Marten is unwilling to publicly confront the problems that parents and students have to deal with every day. That’s Scott Lewis’ conclusion in a new column that takes stock of Unified and what ails it. The list of head-scratches and scandals is staggering. The school system’s financials don’t […]
Three times in the past 30 years, SDG&E has outmaneuvered local politicians looking to disrupt the company’s power monopoly. Now, SDG&E faces another round of competition from local governments across the county.
When you turn on your tap, the water just comes out. That obscures not only an enormous amount of engineering but also a lot of politics. A defining feature of Southern California water politics is a long-running legal dispute between the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Billions of […]
At very least, an appellate court ruling this week is a momentary setback for the San Diego County Water Authority at crucial time in California water policy and politics. The Water Authority has two major decisions to make by the end of the year and the ruling plays some part in each of them.