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.
In this week’s podcast, Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about the vote-wrangling between Councilman David Alvarez and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole to become the next Council president. Also: A determined new coalition says it wants to solve the region’s affordable housing crisis.
The behind-the-scenes vote wrangling between Councilman David Alvarez and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole to become the next Council president is turning into a proxy war between two powerful progressive interests in City Hall.
The Board of Supervisors will again be composed entirely of Republicans. Newly elected Supervisor Kristin Gaspar’s stances on housing and growth were difficult to discern
San Diego has some big political fights coming up, but the fault lines of those fights may not line up with the partisan divide.
Now that Measure C has been decided, those hoping to keep the Chargers in San Diego will have to craft a new proposal. Here are the four things that anyone hoping to put a deal together will have to grapple with.
Despite the cash infusion from business groups into the District 9 City Council race, voters picked Georgette Gomez, who made a name for herself in a long and often losing battle against industry.
Local school board elections saw unprecedented spending this season from the state’s biggest charter school advocacy group, California Charter Schools Association, as well as heavy spending from teachers unions, as both sides vied for more control over the local boards of education that determine which charter schools are allowed to operate.
Mara Elliott won her first political campaign and she’ll now be expected to make good on her first political promise: to depoliticize the city attorney’s office.