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We’ve compiled a checklist with a dozen important indicators of how the four major candidates stand on significant city issues, who they support and who backs them.
So instead of getting stuck on page 137 of Carl DeMaio’s financial plan, on Bonnie Dumanis’ Boston accent, on Bob Filner’s fussing with a debate moderator or in Nathan Fletcher’s hair, check out the graphic below. (June 1 Update: See a change to a candidate’s position underneath the graphic.)
If you do want to spend more time with these issues, we’ve linked to our Reader’s Guides, San Diego Explained videos or other good background pieces on the issues at hand below the graphic.
Click here or on the graphic to enlarge.
• Our San Diego Explained series summarizing the resumes and campaigns of each candidate.
• Proposition A. A quick primer on project labor agreements.
• Proposition B.
• We went in depth into what’s the biggest theme of the campaign: jobs. Here’s the analysis of each candidate’s plan: DeMaio, Dumanis, Fletcher and Filner.
• The candidates on taxes.
• K-12 education also has emerged as a big theme in the race. Here’s an op-ed from each candidate: DeMaio, Dumanis, Fletcher and Filner (from U-T San Diego).
• Latest Convention Center Expansion explainer.
• Latest Chargers stadium news (from U-T San Diego).
• San Diego Explained on Plaza de Panama plan.
• The candidates on street repairs.
• An overview of Filner’s pension plan.
Update: After the scorecard published, DeMaio began saying that he affirmatively opposed the Jacobs’ Plaza de Panama plan. That means both he and Filner oppose it and Dumanis and Fletcher support it. We have noted previously DeMaio’s equivocations on the park plan.
Liam Dillon is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He covers San Diego City Hall, the 2012 mayor’s race and big building projects. What should he write about next?
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