Bonnie Dumanis’ influence is on full display as the pieces fall into place for her chosen successor to stroll into the DA’s office with the least amount of hassle with voters as possible.
Though plans for a border wall – a literal barricade dividing the U.S. and Mexico – are moving forward, the vision for a property just south of the existing border fence strives to connect Tijuana and San Diego more than ever by becoming a hub for where people from both sides of the border can live and work.
City Councilman Chris Ward and other Democrats want Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s tax proposal to do more for homelessness.
California increased its gas tax to help repair its crumbling infrastructure, and support for the bill among San Diego’s representatives broke along partisan lines.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s hotel-tax hike promises to throw more annual cash at aiding the homeless but he doesn’t have a spending plan. His team’s selling the flexibility that offers.
The 2018 political map is taking shape, including two unlikely challengers to long-time incumbents who are already invoking President Donald Trump to help make their case.
When Marie Waldron was on the Escondido City Council, she proposed an ordinance to keep landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants, and the state soon passed a law outlying similar local decisions. Curiously, Waldron, now an assemblywoman, just voted to strengthen the state law passed in reaction to her proposal in Escondido.
We talked to some people who have some experience standing out in a crowd, and they all agree: There’s more to effective involvement than just showing up.
In separate lawsuits, two women have leveled serious accusations against powerful local labor leader Mickey Kasparian. Meanwhile, a handful of former employees have stepped forward to say Kasparian polices union staff and the San Diego political landscape through bullying and fear, and that he mistreats women specifically. Kasparian denies all of the allegations.
San Diegans were effectively asked to be mind-readers several times, and on major issues, by people in power over the last year.