So far, water officials have chosen to spread the costs of desalinated water to everyone, which means current customers will help subsidize the rates of new customers. Richard Carson, an economist at UC San Diego, thinks there’s another way.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla takes on critics’ assertions that the New Motor Voter Act won’t impact turnout, the fight to defund high-speed rail and Councilman Mark Kersey’s epic rant against Gov. Jerry Brown.
The city’s public utilities department has outlined three bad things that could happen without a five-year rate increase that’s being voted on Tuesday.
The city’s plan to raise the rates for undrinkable “purple pipe” water is inflaming tensions between north and south, rich and not-so-rich.
In making the case for proposed water rate increases, the city has downplayed how much of the money will pay for administration and overhead.
The one thing lawmakers would do to boost transparency, how the SeaWorld news went over among legislators who want to crack down on the park and more in our weekly Sacramento roundup.
Kevin Faulconer takes on David Alvarez and Carl DeMaio for the title of Best Pothole-Filling Photo Op.
Multiple government agencies had opportunities to catch problems with Nash Habib’s business dealings. When they did, they either responded with a slap on the wrist or failed to share what they found with other departments.
Oceanside puts its controversial charter school deal on hold, Vista reaches a deal with mobile home parks and more in our weekly roundup of North County news.
A new measure being pushed by Cory Briggs and Donna Frye would remake downtown and the city’s hotel-room tax system unlike any proposal in the decade-plus since two proposals to increase the tax failed at the ballot box. The proposal seems to have left San Diego’s elite tongue-tied. Why? Well, one part of the measure is innovative, if not genius. It’s the same part, though, that’s legally shaky.