A couple weeks ago, I talked to San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. He plainly didn’t know what he was going to tell voters about what portion of the vote the Chargers needed to declare victory in their push for a new stadium. On the one hand, raising taxes for things like a stadium or transit […]
The Chargers’ plan to build a new home next door to Petco Park has kicked up issues between San Diego’s two major sports teams. Namely, parking, traffic and some big billboards in the Padres backyard.
Some children are already behind their peers when they set foot in kindergarten, setting them up for an uphill climb that could last years. some of our children are not ready for them. It’s not just a wealthy versus poor gap, either. Even the most resourceful parents confront a bewildering array of options — and lack of options — for early childcare and preschool.
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 […]