The city might finally follow through on its pledge to smooth out inconsistencies in its policies governing who must maintain sidewalks and who has to pay up when someone trips and falls.
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.
San Diego might have missed its chance to raise taxes in 2016 to fix its ailing infrastructure. But SANDAG is moving forward on a plan to raise taxes countywide for regional needs, which might raise enough to bail the city out.
The trumpeting of impressive-sounding-but-actually-lame street repair numbers is an old trope for San Diego mayors.
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.
San Diego politicians make a cameo in an HBO sketch for cutting ribbons instead of fixing roads.
City Councilman Mark Kersey, who heads the infrastructure committee, joins us on the podcast this week. Plus, the latest monstrosity proposed for the waterfront, revenge porn scumbag and more.
No piece of infrastructure in San Diego, not streets, not storm drains, not buildings, has less funding than streetlights. Just ask residents in Logan Heights, who say the darkness leads to fender-benders and crime.
Compiling a comprehensive and viable infrastructure plan for the 2016 ballot won’t be easy. And we’ll have to make sure taxpayers are protected.
It’s the NFL’s world and we’re just living in it. When you can and can’t call it the Super Bowl (spoiler: you’re probably safe), plus the city’s options for fixing your beloved San Diego structures and streets.