It’s already hard enough to find affordable homes in San Diego. Our elected leaders should not consider a proposal that will make it harder.
Eight City Council members in the exact same situation as Councilman Chris Cate did their jobs without disclosing a confidential memo. With that, Cate’s defense utterly collapses. It wasn’t necessary.
Despite the well-intentioned rhetoric from Mayor Kevin Faulconer, old-school homeless service providers continue to dig in their heels and stick to methods that focus on transitional, or short-term housing and interventions.
With Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman’s retirement, Mayor Kevin Faulconer is faced with a critical opportunity to build and strengthen the trust between the community and law enforcement for years to come, and it’s critical we get it right.
City and county leaders should be actively telling the public about the long-term plan for housing the homeless, what it will contain and why we should support it.
Councilman Chris Cate’s disclosure of a memo written by the city attorney was neither illegal nor improper. It is not a crime to do your job, to request and gather additional information in order to make an informed decision.
Allowing commercial use, or businesses, to operate in residential zones violates the fundamental principle of zoning – a place for everything, and everything in its place.
The Fermanian Business and Economic Institute’s review of a city-commission study on community choice aggregation contains some red flags that indicate the institute wasn’t qualified to take on the project.
There are more appropriate locations for a regional memorial than a small neighborhood park. And that’s just one of the many problems with the project and the approach the task force has taken.
The proliferation of short-term vacation rentals across San Diego has consumed housing stock and destroyed entire neighborhoods.