Monday, members of the City Council found out that to change the city budget the mayor proposes each year, they ultimately need a supermajority of six votes, not just a simple majority.

In a Q-and-A, Christie Hill from the Center on Policy Initiatives talks about what it will take to bring “participatory budgeting” – a process that puts budget decisions directly into residents’ hands – to San Diego.

The city wants to borrow lots of money in January, and with it will come a debate over whether to fix old facilities or build new ones.

Lawrence McKinney, one of three black officers to take a top post at the San Diego Police Department, retires Thursday. He reflects on the headway made on race relations in the mid-city community.