A proposal to reform the SANDAG board would change the voting rules in a way that would choose just two of the 19 local municipalities to rule over the others and take away representation of the majority of San Diegans.
School districts in California have more state money and more local control over spending than ever, making it harder to blame Sacramento for their current financial troubles.
Among the 130 housing bills before the state Legislature is one sponsored by the city of San Diego that would allow local housing authorities, like the San Diego Housing Commission, to build middle-income housing.
Assemblyman Todd Gloria’s housing bill package includes measures aimed at middle-income housing and homeless youth, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten makes her case for more state funding and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
San Diego’s 5-year-old pension reform measure is legal, a California appellate court ruled this week. Proponents and opponents of the plan agree on one thing: The ruling could have major repercussions throughout the state. They just disagree on whether that’s good or bad. Voters in 2012 approved Proposition B, freezing employees’ pensionable pay for five […]
Smaller cities across San Diego are lining up against AB 805, the measure to remake SANDAG. But the bill’s author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, found a way to mention it to Gov. Jerry Brown when he asked her to support his recently passed transportation bill.
Encinitas hopes the state can help solve one of its many housing issues, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber takes another shot at reforming teacher tenure, the Washington Post recognizes the joy of being a Californian and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
SANDAG reform would empower San Diego’s mayor, a new bill targets a CEQA loophole many developers are fond of, Bo Derek makes an unlikely cameo and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
The bill would not only give each of the cities on the SANDAG board a vote proportional to their population — making San Diego and Chula Vista far more powerful — it would make San Diego’s mayor the permanent chair of both SANDAG and the Metropolitan Transit System.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce is open to new taxes and fees for transportation and is supportive of state Sen. Toni Atkins’ plan to create a permanent source of money for affordable housing. The Chamber took a delegation of about 80 San Diego business leaders and politicians, including seven of the nine San […]