Monday, the city of San Diego is set to debate the last remaining question before the City Council about marijuana: Where should businesses that manufacture, cultivate, distribute and test it be allowed? Or should they be allowed at all? Many people have no idea what’s going on or the profound changes in law, culture and economics that are about to hit San Diego.
The Mid-Coast trolley line is a multibillion-dollar project that will change San Diego’s transit system. One low-cost way to help ensure the project pays off: Improve the buses that feed into the line.
Short-term rental platforms Airbnb and HomeAway claim Councilwoman Barbara Bry’s proposed vacation-rental regulations would hamstring rental operators in the city.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer has avoided weighing in on a more than two-year debate over how to regulate short-term rentals, instead punting the controversy to the City Council.
City officials shut down The Glashaus in Barrio Logan this month due to fire and safety concerns and code compliance issues. Artists who rent studios in the space were given 30 days to move out, and they’re struggling to find a place to go. The issue has come to head at a time when there’s less affordable art studio space in San Diego than ever.
As part of a crackdown on illegal marijuana dispensaries, San Diego police conducted a raid on Aug. 2 and arrested 12 employees for illegally selling and distributing marijuana. They were targeting an unauthorized delivery service, and they found cocaine on site. But the bust brought up the long-simmering question about whether any delivery services are […]
As pot entrepreneurs rush to scoop up real estate in cities with clear regulations allowing dispensaries, they’re running up against rules about how far away they must be from places like day cares and schools. Some are approaching day cares with offers of cash and other deals if they agree to move or shut down.
As the debate over vacation rental regulations drags on, confusion dominates. The latest chapter in the debacle came Monday during a City Council vote that could add yet another wrinkle to a dysfunctional policy-making process.
More development is on the way to southeastern San Diego, but leaders are concerned the retail and commercial sections of new mixed-use projects will sit empty.
The city wants to purchase a hotel near Imperial Beach to convert into a transitional housing facility. But the state’s Coastal Commission has said the project runs the risk of violating its requirement that cities preserve cheap hotel rooms near the beach. City Councilman David Alvarez alerted the agency to the project, which is in his district.