Now that the Chargers’ plan for a downtown stadium has made the November ballot, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith must do a legal analysis of the measure. That’s a problem, since no one is certain whether the measure needs a simple majority, or a two-thirds majority to pass. The California Supreme Court is set to weigh in on the issue, but that might not happen until after the vote.
As someone who has overseen accountability reporting and investigative journalism about police, I just wanted to say something about this week. Police officers have a difficult job that can turn violent and terrifying. Over the years, I have met many who are good to their core. I am heartbroken for the families who lost loved […]
Election Day is like the Super Bowl for us. We stayed up late. We ate way too much pizza and chips. We paid the price for both. But we love it. It’s all just a rehearsal, though, for the big burrito in November. Holy smokes that’s going to be an election. We finally got some […]
“We’re trying to organize a coalition and it’s turning out not to be as difficult as we thought,” says one of the leaders of the organized movement to oppose the Chargers’ proposed stadium ballot measure.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has sketched a clear doctrine for running San Diego. Now he has a mandate and the chance to shape the city forever, but will he?
All in all, it’s been a pretty tame cycle. But some political mail pieces stand out for their badness.
Something often pops up in city of San Diego elections when they start to hit their climax: schools. You might remember mailers and signs posted by the American Federation of Teachers in 2012 in support of Bob Filner for mayor. The teachers union has no direct interest in the city of San Diego — it doesn’t […]
This week on the podcast, we lay out the D1 candidates’ race to be Top Chargers Stadium Hater. Plus, philanthropist Malin Burnham talks about his approach to leadership, and his new airport plan.
David Alvarez and his one time ally, labor leader Mickey Kasparian, are running competing slates of candidates to take the six spots representing the 80th Assembly District on the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. Alvarez has enlisted the help of a surprising backer.
Businessman Peter Farrell says a lot of interesting things: Of course carbon is a greenhouse gas but we’re not emitting enough of it to change the climate. The climate is just changing but not that much. If sea levels are rising, maybe insurance companies should stop providing policies to people in Miami Beach. Australia, he says, […]