The coming year promises lots of conversations about Balboa Park funding and needs, plus some new projects.
Like others before him, the next District 3 city councilman will be gay and possess strong progressive bona fides.
There is one significant policy difference between District 3 City Council candidate Anthony Bernal and fellow Democrat Chris Ward that might help explain why business groups are supporting Bernal.
Lori Saldaña and Kevin Melton both have steep roads ahead of them in their respective races for mayor and state Assembly. But one sees the underdog label as a strength, and the other rejects it altogether.
The top two contenders to represent City Council District 3 oppose a downtown football stadium and public financing for it.
The former Democratic Party chair recently suggested that accepting campaign donations from somebody who is not true-blue or true-red is unusual. It isn’t.
Both top District 3 City Council candidates say they’ll push for funding streams to help address Balboa Park’s needs.
With the legal challenge to the plan renewed, an absent financial backer and two naysayers vying to represent District 3 on the City Council, the future of the potentially revived Jacobs plan is still murky at best.