Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has unveiled the details of her plan to reform SANDAG. But her bill, AB 805, wouldn’t just make changes at the regional planning agency that’s embroiled in a scandal. Voice of San Diego revealed the agency asked the public for a tax increase and wildly overestimated how much money it would bring […]

There’s a new city attorney in town and on Wednesday, she declared that she’s taking a different view than her predecessor on short-term vacation rentals. In a new memo, City Attorney Mara Elliott wrote that current city rules don’t allow short-term rentals (i.e., Airbnb) in neighborhoods whether they’re residential or commercial. Short-term rentals aren’t detailed […]

It’s a common refrain during school bond campaigns: Vote yes and we promise your money will go to construction projects, not district employees. Turns out that’s not quite true. Districts across California, including the San Diego Unified and Grossmont Union High school districts, have openly been spending bond money on employee costs for more than […]

Not all kids can make it work at traditional public schools. Those who can’t often find themselves enrolling at charter schools that offer online courses and independent study programs. It’s been a mutually beneficial relationship between charter schools, which get new students and the state funding that follows them, and San Diego Unified School District, which sheds its […]

Breweries that invite catering companies to sell food to patrons are facing a county-wide crackdown that could make it harder for customers to drink on anything other than an empty stomach. For years, pop-up caterers have helped drinkers get food with their beer at small breweries across San Diego. But the county became concerned that the caterers […]