School districts in California have more state money and more local control over spending than ever, making it harder to blame Sacramento for their current financial troubles.
Georgette Gomez claims in a mailer that her opponent for City Council District 9, Ricardo Flores, is skipping his job duties in Marti Emerald’s office in favor of campaigning and is still getting paid.
Opponents of Measure T in Encinitas claim the measure will lead to the construction of 4,000 new homes.
A campaign mailer targeting City Council candidate Georgette Gomez claims she’s “currently under investigation by the Fair Political Practices Commission for failure to disclose her financial interests, as required by state law.”
In pointing out the positives of Measure C, supporters of the Chargers’ stadium plan wrote in a ballot statement: “Even more, the initiative would relieve existing obligations at Qualcomm Stadium that are currently paid out of the general fund totaling $15 million a year.”
The San Diego Association of Governments hasn’t been shy about touting the benefits county residents will feel if they pass its proposed ballot measure in November. One of the proposal’s major selling points is that the projects the measure would fund will relieve traffic congestion. We found SANDAG thinks of traffic relief differently than a typical commuter might.
Barbara Bry, who’s running for City Council, recently wrote that Save San Diego Neighborhoods, a group trying to enforce tighter controls on vacation rentals, found more than 6,000 homes had been converted to mini-hotels citywide. Bry, who’s endorsed by the group, said those rentals were “directly contributing to the housing shortage” by removing them from the long-term renter or buyer market.
Escondido Mayor Sam Abed claims SANDAG’s proposed ballot measure favors public transportation projects in the city of San Diego, at the expense of North County. His statement misses a broader point fundamental to regional transportation planning: North County residents don’t live in bubbles.
The San Diego Police Department can’t hire and train new recruits as fast as veteran officers are leaving the force. Chief Shelley Zimmerman says that’s partly because of the “national dialogue” around police officers that the media has fostered. Is there any evidence to back up her claim?
Todd Gloria and other officials have explained their support for SANDAG’s transportation plan by touting the fact that “75 percent of transportation funding in the next five years will go to transit, up from 50 percent in the last five years.”