San Diego will face another year of intense weather again in the future, and we cannot afford, financially or morally, to make repairs after the fact.
Councilman David Alvarez’s new infrastructure proposal acknowledges a problem that’s been going on for more than five years. Even though the city doesn’t have enough cash to fix its crumbling infrastructure, it can’t spend the money it does have quickly enough.
Affordable homes must be a part of the city of San Diego’s infrastructure conversation.
The city’s budget analyst says that the city needs a tax increase if it wants to repair everything that needs fixing.
With the megabond’s death, dreams of slaying the city’s infrastructure burden next year are dashed. In its place could be two other ballot measures that present problems of their own.
It looks like San Diego’s infrastructure debt could get put off once again and left to future politicians to manage. And with money the city doesn’t even have yet. City Councilman Mark Kersey recently released a plan to deal with the city’s infrastructure problem, but as Voice of San Diego’s Liam Dillon reported, the plan […]
It’s not enough money in the short term to resolve funding gaps. And history shows that in the long term, approaches like this one haven’t worked here.
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.