Nathan Fletcher found himself in a powerful position in fall 2010.
How the assemblyman used that power endeared him to some of San Diego most influential interests. And it’s emerging as one of the sharpest criticisms in his bid for mayor.
Scott Lewis revisits the famous midnight deal that clandestinely extended government-financed downtown redevelopment by billions of dollars and several decades. In doing so, Fletcher and Mayor Jerry Sanders short-circuited the public process that the mayor had committed to for deciding whether downtown really still needed the urban renewal subsidies.