When we host community meetings, and venture out on assignments, our reporters hear about nothing as much as concerns about homelessness and how much the population seems to be growing. Downtown, homelessness is exploding, and no matter what part of the political spectrum you fall on, it has to be disturbing. East Village is now […]
Now that Measure C has been decided, those hoping to keep the Chargers in San Diego will have to craft a new proposal. Here are the four things that anyone hoping to put a deal together will have to grapple with.
In the end, the push to pass Measure C came off more as a message to fans than an effort to actually pass an initiative. And maybe that’s all it really was.
The folks behind a last-minute ad blitz against Measure D may have run afoul of San Diego’s campaign finance law. A political action committee for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association spent about $40,000 this week on radio ads opposing Measure D, which would raise city hotel taxes and make it possible to build a […]
This week on the podcast, Andrew Keatts and I grappled with the news that the Chargers’ vision for a new convadium downtown now includes “the region’s first diversity-focused start-up incubator and accelerator.”
The Chargers letter agreeing to terms of a stadium deal means nothing legally. They’re not even supposed to be guaranteed to get the new stadium. That they are already negotiating about it is kind of a funny parody of the California Constitution.
Its most prominent backers are falling off, one by one. The city of San Diego no longer even controls the land it would need. The plan faces a passionate foe in court. Yet its remaining backers are still deeply committed – and think there’s a chance they could overcome all of that.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer found a tax hike he likes — specifically an increase to the hotel-room tax to fund a new joint convention center and stadium in East Village. The mayor talked with Scott Lewis Monday about whether he prefers East Village to Mission Valley, how enforceable the concessions he won from the team are and more.
The Chargers are treating Measure C, their plan to build a convadium, as a kind of loyalty test – a plea that San Diego leaders show their support for the football team. But not since the effort to move the airport has San Diego’s business community and elite leaders been so split on a giant civic decision. It’s all left Mayor Kevin Faulconer paralyzed.
After days of unrest and calls, the El Cajon Police Department and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis released videos of officers killing a man in El Cajon who turned out not to be armed. The crisis has become national news. The Washington Post called the move to release the video a turnabout. Our Sara Libby noticed […]