Commission officials rejected private developer bids in 2012 to rehab the historic Hotel Churchill for $20 million and provide 90 rooms for residents on the brink of homelessness. Now it’s paying $20 million for the same project, but with fewer units.

Mission Hills residents were initially told the process of moving utility lines underground would be finished in 2008. Fast-forward several years and the neighborhood’s experience is illustrating why the process often takes so long, and how new measures recently approved by the City Council could lessen delays in the future.

On this San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explain what the city will have to do to tackle its infrastructure repairs and/or keep the Chargers happy, and why it’s not as easy as it might’ve been a few years back.


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