Atkins tries to delay the vote to replace her, minimum wage bill gets shelved and the week in people-made-of-paper news.
After years of controversy and in the midst of market turbulence, the county’s employee pension system is going through an overhaul, replacing nearly all key employees and doing so now with new clarity on how much they can pay them.
The first of at least three laws based on programs started in San Diego passed this week. Plus, Jerry Brown out-Browns himself at a transportation press conference, lawmakers re-examine Prop. 39 and more in our Sacramento roundup.
The future of Civic San Diego, infrastructure and affordable housing, oh my!
City staffers released draft recommendations Wednesday for an ordinance that would allow at least some short-term renting in San Diego. Emails obtained by VOSD indicate a measure was ready in early July but the mayor’s office held it when Council members disagreed on some of the specifics.
A new academic paper that uses San Diego as a case study suggests voters punish candidates for potholes – just not enough to oust an incumbent.
The city’s purple pipe water system provides treated but undrinkable water that’s used for irrigation by places like golf courses and public parks. San Diego’s purple pipe rates are incredibly low and haven’t gone up at all since 2001. That means regular water users have been propping up that system by paying tens of millions of dollars over the past dozen years in subsidies.
New measures aim to boost turnout, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins doesn’t rule out a challenge to Sen. Marty Block and more in our weekly Capitol roundup.
County Supervisor Ron Roberts and the county counsel have found a novel route around the requirement to hold a vote of the people before the county invests any money in the stadium. “Vote,” it appears, can mean anything where people, you know, vote.
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