The mayor’s use of his veto power to restore special election funding and take a shot at opponents was a power move that could change the politics of city budgets for years to come. And it was only the latest of many such moves provoked by novel interpretations of, and actual changes to, the City Charter.
In 2010, for some reason, then-Mayor Jerry Sanders refused to re-appoint Gil Cabrera to the city’s Ethics Commission. Cabrera still doesn’t know why, he said this week in a one-on-one conversation with me about his run for city attorney. Cabrera is the second candidate to sit down with me. Last week I talked with Mara […]
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City Attorney Jan Goldsmith claimed more than 99 percent of DUI cases prosecuted by his office result in convictions.
San Diego officials are talking about lots of ballot propositions lately – some are around the corner, and some are years away. Here’s your guide.
It was easy for the city to make a big show of celebrating Peggy Shannon, who was harassed by Bob Filner and didn’t ask for any financial compensation. But the city’s treatment of Jane Doe, who’s suing over her encounter with a rogue cop, reveals a much different attitude toward victims.
Late last year, the city attorney conceded defeat in a fight against SDCERS that cost the city more than $4 million. Another legal case in progress promises to be even more expensive.
Tech entrepreneur Kelly Abbott is our special guest on the extended podcast. He’s got some big news, and he’s pledged the share the wealth. Plus, more on the hot-button affordable housing fee increase, and weasely words in the race for mayor.
SDCERS’ interpretation of the City Charter stands, and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith’s creative, expensive risk blows up in his face.
Jan Goldsmith wants the world to know that he bluffed and badgered his way to removing former Mayor Bob Filner from office.