In this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Ry Rivard and NBC 7’s Monica Dean describe why decreased water usage doesn’t translate to decreased water bills.
Notable suspense file bills from local legislators to keep an eye on, the push to make CalFresh signups less painful, San Diego Chamber puts in face time in Sacramento and more in our weekly roundup of news from the Capitol.
How Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget tackles the housing crisis, nonprofits hope to take down a bill aimed at nonprofit transparency and more in our weekly roundup of news from the Capitol.
City attorney candidate Mara Elliott has walked back a claim that the city’s Climate Action Plan is not legally enforceable. But in the process, she might have revealed just how hard it would be for any group of lawyers and their clients to sue the city and win.
Getting excited for the MLB All-Star Game in San Diego? The state Legislature is! This week, the Senate Governmental Organization Committee approved AB 866, a bill to ease certain alcohol restrictions for Petco Park and the future L.A. Rams stadium. The San Diego Padres sponsored the bill. California doesn’t allow breweries or wineries to buy […]
Ten years ago, San Diego water officials predicted demand for water would rise dramatically. Instead, the 1-2 punch of the recession and drought means San Diegans are using far less water than expected. The latest projections show the Water Authority now expects San Diego customers will keep saving water. Of course, lower demand doesn’t mean lower prices — those are expected to keep going up.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has touted his decision to make the Climate Action Plan legally enforceable – and has made national news for doing so. But Mara Elliott, a candidate for city attorney, says that interpretation of the plan simply isn’t true. Now a key architect of the plan admits there’s some ambiguity.
Agencies want drought restrictions eased up – and a change in who enforces them, refugees still need medical translation help, more debate over the density bonus law and more in our weekly roundup of news from the Capitol.
It’s a rare problem in Sacramento – or anywhere – when legislators agree too much on an issue. But that’s what’s happening, in a way, when it comes to the long list of bills being offered in the Legislature this session that address human trafficking, including measures from several members of the San Diego delegation. […]
Efforts to build or expand water treatment plans in the early 2000s cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Now, as demand has fallen, the plants operate at a fraction of their capacity or even sit idle for parts of the year.