San Diegans don’t hate density. What folks don’t like is when new density and development aren’t preceded by necessary infrastructure upgrades.
The only real solution for the disabled homeless population is permanent supportive housing.
A common goal of all parties involved in the proposal to transform Qualcomm Stadium is clarity and transparency. Here’s how we get publicly accessible answers in a timely manner.
Placemaking projects — where community members transform empty lots and underused spaces — have the potential to attract tourists and local visitors to neighborhoods they might not normally visit, boosting the local economy and even creating safer streets.
Only through an exhaustive independent investigation of SANDAG with an investigator chosen by outside stakeholders, an apology issued by the board for deceiving San Diego families and meaningful reform to the agency’s governing structure can the agency restore trust.
The Water Authority also has taken strategic steps to minimize the local impact of emergencies at Oroville Dam or elsewhere.
City leaders must prioritize a long-term strategy for the Mission Valley site, and time is taxpayer money.
Restrictions on public performances are common in many cities. Requiring permits strikes a balance that ensures safety, compensation and competition.
In 2000, the SDPD was a national leader in collecting demographic data to address community concerns about biased policing, but then fell out of compliance with its own policy. By implementing the Racial and Identity Profiling Act ahead of schedule, the San Diego Police Department can lead again.
The longer it takes for the truth to come out about SANDAG’s massive revenue shortfall, the harder it will be for the agency to regain the public’s trust. If too much time passes, that goal may become impossible.