In just 11 short months, San Diego Democrats have muscled through a series of laws that could translate their voter registration advantage throughout the county into real political power.
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.
A handful of powerful city leaders from both sides of the aisle met Friday morning, renewing negotiations for tax increases to expand the Convention Center and create new revenue sources to address the city’s homelessness and affordable housing crises.
To grapple with feelings of hope that the NFL may return, it would help to remember a few simple things about why, exactly, the Chargers left. Plus: changes for some of the big political consultants in town, and what Dan McSwain’s exit from the Union-Tribune means for accountability journalism.
Many of the local tax increases people have talked about in San Diego just got a lot easier to pass if they’re proposed by a citizens’ group instead of local government.
Some politics stories to keep an eye on: what San Diego would lose by kicking immigration agents out of local jails, the names being floated for the next mayor’s race and the complexities of the growing green rush.
Two businessmen and the city councilman who represents downtown are calling on the mayor and fellow city leaders to pursue immediate steps to stem the city’s growing homeless crisis.
Interim DA Summer Stephan has defended her role in prosecuting three teen boys for the murder of 12-year-old Stephanie Crowe, and suggested major decisions were made before she joined the prosecution. But interviews with key players, media reports and court records shed light on how important she was to the case and what went wrong.
The San Diego Association of Governments has twice misled voters about how much money the agency could raise through tax increases, which raises a simple question: Is it legal? Pretty much.
Public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, in her career history and perspective, would change direction from the law-and-order, tough-on-crime mindset that has dominated district attorney races not just in San Diego, but around the country.