Hueso bill would fund Tijuana River Valley solutions, Weber goes head to head with Brown on school funding and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
Communities with visibly large homeless populations sleeping on the streets tend to attract more money and resources to combat the problem. Because of the hidden nature of South Bay homelessness, there are far fewer resources there to help struggling residents and families.
The San Diego Unified District is changing its policy so it permanently deletes emails after six months, and the board won’t get to discuss the policy change until it has already gone into effect.
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber looks to make school spending more transparent, Assemblyman Rocky Chavez warns against flying drones over fires, Chula Vista supports SANDAG reform bill and more in our weekly roundup of news from the Capitol.
County supervisors for years have focused on buildings and the county’s bank account (plus flirtations with the Chargers and a gondola). Two county supervisors’ pitch to dip into reserve funds for affordable housing speaks to a growing movement calling on San Diego County to dip into its bank account to address today’s problems rather than staving off long-term ones.
Progressives and some Board of Supervisor candidates are taking aim at the county’s flush reserve accounts.
Advocates and labor leaders claim the San Diego County Board of Supervisors stockpiles reserves instead of spending it on vulnerable residents. Here’s the truth.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s veto and cuts to specific Council district budgets send a clear message. But it’s still not at all clear that he’ll prevail in holding his special election, which is up for a vote on Monday. Here are a few things to watch as that unfolds.
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein wants to use Prop. 56 money to help Denti-Cal patients, foster care advocates brace for the state budget, several ballot measures passed last year are causing confusion and more in our weekly roundup of news from Sacramento.
State government, in a way, is paying more attention to the foster care system than ever by signing mandates and protections for foster kids into law. But it’s ignored the other side of the equation: funding to make it all happen. In the meantime, caseloads for the attorneys who act as a last line of defense for foster kids are staggering, and children suffer as a result.