San Diego Unified is pushing Innovations Academy out of its space in Scripps Ranch and dropping $20 million in bond money on a new facility for the school. It plans to lease the Scripps Ranch space to a developer who will build apartments. The move that makes good on the school board’s commitment to generate revenue off district property. But to Scripps Ranch residents, the decision is illogical: Why push out a charter school just to spend $20 million building a new one?
City Councilman Chris Cate joined the podcast this week to talk about why he opposes the Chargers’ plan for a downtown stadium.
Encinitas is still ground zero for housing policy debate, San Diego lawmakers speak out against gun control measures, a slate of new bills signed into law and more in our weekly digest of news from Sacramento.
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.
I know not everyone in this town cares about football. Everyone who takes the time to read Voice of San Diego, however, cares about what happens in San Diego. Being a San Diego Chargers fan has taught me many things about politics in this city, and there are a few things I would like voters […]
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.
Instead of generating consensus around thoughtful reform, the City Council pushed through a fundamental change to our electoral process that will prove to be costly, nonsensical and legally tenuous.
A sickly showing from California at the RNC, San Diego adopts a plastic bag ban as statewide confusion swirls, a San Diegan is leading the charge to overturn new gun-control measures and more in our weekly digest of news from the Capitol.
San Diego County has been ground zero for legal fights over where charter schools can open satellite campuses, or so-called resource centers. Both school districts and charter schools argue the other is driven by profit instead of what’s best for kids. The conversation is so loaded that it’s easy to lose sight of the actual legal point in dispute. So let’s unpack it.