… No one would deny that there is a problem with some teachers. But, in my opinion, the burden should not be on the principals, but on a collective group of reform-minded teachers in each school to collaboratively work with principals to implement a strategy to tackle the problems as they become clearer.
Carol Wallace IS the reason the Convention Center has been so successful. Without her leadership, the City wouldn't even consider this expansion. But, obviously, her team is also very principled. The Mayor, and the Council who have gone along with this, may possibly be creating the biggest boondoggle in San Diego history since the underfunding of the pension. If you aren't outraged yet, you should be. This is what a legacy looks like, Mr. Mayor?
Good for Campbell for talking about screening eaves to secure houses against wildfire. Because all the "brush clearing" feasible will not save a house with eaves that let embers into the attic. Take a look at the videos from the last fire and you will see that those houses burned to the ground despite their tile roofs. Why? Because embers were sucked into the attic and ignited things in the attic. Those embers can come from a mile away. Yet, the city spends no time or money alerting people to this hazard.
Finally, Councilman DeMaio, while you were critical of the process, you did not have the opportunity to articulate an alternative. You mentioned that you would fund the “a-ha” arts and culture projects. I’m curious what your criteria are for this, who would make the funding decisions, and how you would ensure as open, democratic, transparent and responsible a process as what currently exists at the city of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
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