The proposed stadium-convention center wouldn’t be a giveaway to a billionaire; it’s a public-private partnership in which both sides should contribute and both should expect benefits. San Diegans should vote based on the project’s benefits and economic returns for San Diego, not on animosity toward billionaires or any particular one.
Questions about parking and access to a proposed downtown stadium illustrate how much is wrong with the Spanos stadium initiative, and how badly it would damage San Diego.
San Diego leaders often point to city and regional plans to build more housing. In practice, we know the gap between what is needed and what is actually being built is in fact widening.
I am horrified by how close my family came to being forced to send our daughter to a school we didn’t believe in.
Community-led improvement projects, or “placemaking,” help residents take ownership of a space and make it safer, cleaner and more enjoyable. But without an established process, projects are treated as development projects (akin to constructing a new apartment building) requiring a range of permits at high cost.
Critics of the more expensive desalinated water are a major reason why the water is more expensive. In the end, what matters most for San Diego County ratepayers is that the Carlsbad Desalination Plant is now providing an ample uninterrupted supply of water from a local source.
The city needs to provide the necessary resources to SDPD to expand the Homeless Outreach Team. People who live on the streets, and those who want to help them, need to know that help is there any time of the day or night.
While it’s true that seawater desalination is currently more expensive than traditional imported supplies, it is also far more reliable. Traditional imported supplies the Water Authority receives via MWD are becoming increasingly expensive and are regularly impacted by drought and the effect of our changing climate. This makes the value of the highly reliable supplies from the Carlsbad plant something that can’t be underestimated.
The notion that giving people hundreds of pages of technical legal jargon and definitions of words that you have to look up the definitions for to understand can’t credibly be seen as increasing access to the democratic process.
While much of the fight against the desalination plant has focused on the devastating environmental harm to marine life and huge output of greenhouse gasses, this recognition from the Taxpayers Association really has environmentalists scratching our collective head.