Ridership for MTS Access, which provides service for seniors and the disabled, has risen sharply over the last three years. The rising use and cost of the service reveal some of the larger challenges facing San Diego as it figures out how its growing senior population will get around.
The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board focuses on sites where it can make the greatest difference and protect the largest groups of people. In recent years, the board has prioritized large sources of pollution, such as the San Diego Bay shipyards, sewer overflows, the Tijuana River and watershed-wide stormwater runoff rather than small sites that present less risk.
I was tired of listening to Mark Fabiani. For more than an hour he arrogantly presented a series of rigid deal points on behalf of Chargers owner Dean Spanos to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s newly formed stadium task force. I had heard enough so I quietly opened my laptop to check Twitter. What I saw surprised […]
It’s still too soon to know if the drought is truly over. We can’t predict the future, for one thing. Nor can we agree on what is meant by “drought.” President-elect Donald Trump, the California Department of Water Resources, the U.S. Drought Monitor and some top climate scientists all have different definitions.
The swift departure of Feeding San Diego’s CEO adds new fuel to longtime arguments that the organization should merge with San Diego’s other food bank.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to make addressing homelessness a top priority this year. Here’s what he wants to do.
The Chargers are done with San Diego. Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts unpack that huge, city-shaking news in this week’s episode. There’s a lot to go through, especially considering the fact that Lewis has been covering the Chargers saga since 2003. A lot of people thought the Chargers would never actually move to Los […]
For the second year in a row, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to put a plan on the ballot to raise hotel-room taxes to pay for a new expansion of the Convention Center. It will be the fifth attempt to raise the hotel-room tax since 2004.
From the beginning, Mayor Kevin Faulconer could have come out strongly against Chargers chairman Dean Spanos’ antics. He could have been a national leader in decrying the NFL and its owners for holding cities ransom for public money. He didn’t.
We’ve reproduced Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s State of the City speech and annotated his comments with context and links to help you better understand what the mayor said – and what he left out.