Community plans are supposed to guide how political leaders make decisions on big developments like One Paseo, Lilac Hills Ranch and Stone Creek. But too often, they go without updates or just get ignored altogether.
I grew up in Kentucky and go to school in North Carolina. So spending a summer crossing from Tijuana, Mexico into San Diego for my internship at Voice of San Diego was a new, nerve-wracking, occasionally delightful trip.
San Diego’s civic leaders have sidestepped the question of whether public funding for a new football stadium is a good idea. So what can the public do?
In many ways, consultant Bob Moore’s report showing dysfunction at Poway Unified School District confirmed what the Poway School Employees Association has been trying to tell the district for quite some time: There is a serious lack of support staff to do the jobs required, and little to no professional development to keep our skills current.
In its story on the Housing Commission’s Hotel Churchill renovation, Voice of San Diego omitted key facts, which was a disservice to readers. This project isn’t easy, but the Housing Commission has done the research, and knows the actual conditions and limitations of the building.
Instead of changing the City Charter to suit them, Democrats and labor representatives could appeal to a broader coalition, register more voters who agree with them or increase turnout among current voters who agree with them.
San Diego has an inconsistent and confusing system specifically designed to take major decisions off the ballot when the most people vote. It just doesn’t make sense. The fixes are simple and the time is right to end outright decisions in primary elections.
The advent of ridesharing has revolutionized the way we move across our cities. These services will continue to expand as long as the law changes to encourage more carpooling innovations.
Alcohol retailers don’t deny they have problems. But cities keep falling for their promises to self-regulate. Take a page from El Cajon’s book: Roll out the tough booze restrictions and watch the problems melt away.
While everyone’s so distracted by the Chargers back-and-forth, we’re missing a big opportunity to create a real San Diego River Park – one that could rival Balboa Park – near the site of the team’s current home.