Over the past 13 years, the names in city leadership have changed. The constant is Dean Spanos, and his desire to get a new stadium on his terms.
The former San Diego State coach reminded us that gender discrimination is alive and well — and that challenging it can pay off.
Cindy Barros, president of Lincoln’s newly founded parent teacher organization, has taken a leading role rallying parents and advocating for students.
San Diego passed a landmark Climate Action Plan in 2015; in 2016, Nicole Capretz told the city that’s just a first step.
Architect Rob Quigley successfully reframed the endless debate over whether San Diego should build the Chargers a new home. Instead of asking San Diego whether it wanted a new stadium, or where, he posed a new question: What type of downtown do you want for your city?
City Councilman Chris Cate was perhaps the only local politician willing to jump full force into several contentious issues.
Artists in Barrio Logan are leading a conversation about how their neighborhood should grow.
In crafting and selling Measure A, Gary Gallegos and Ron Roberts created the framework for the region’s transportation discussion.
These are the people who drove the biggest conversations about San Diego and its future over the past year.
Regardless of whether you agree with his position on the stadium, it’s hard not to be swayed by Rep. Scott Peters’ argument that San Diego should broaden the scope of its ambitions.