The idea of giving or leasing the Qualcomm Stadium land to the Chargers is at least 13 years old. But City Council members’ letter resurfacing the idea was the first PR trick that put the team on its heels.
In this week’s podcast, Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about the vote-wrangling between Councilman David Alvarez and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole to become the next Council president. Also: A determined new coalition says it wants to solve the region’s affordable housing crisis.
Whoever becomes City Council president must adopt a bold vision that preserves our quality of life and ensures all of our friends and neighbors have an opportunity to thrive and succeed, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, income or immigration status.
The behind-the-scenes vote wrangling between Councilman David Alvarez and Councilwoman Myrtle Cole to become the next Council president is turning into a proxy war between two powerful progressive interests in City Hall.
The candidates for City Council District 9, Georgette Gomez and Ricardo Flores, are both Latino Democrats who agree on most issues. But they’ll have a different approach to the job based on their backgrounds, allies and personalities. As they make their final pitches to voters, both candidates are improbably comparing the other to Donald Trump.
Georgette Gomez claims in a mailer that her opponent for City Council District 9, Ricardo Flores, is skipping his job duties in Marti Emerald’s office in favor of campaigning and is still getting paid.
A campaign mailer targeting City Council candidate Georgette Gomez claims she’s “currently under investigation by the Fair Political Practices Commission for failure to disclose her financial interests, as required by state law.”
Why the airport said no to a bronzed Bill, brick-and-mortar galleries are so over and more in our weekly roundup of arts and culture news.
As Election Day approaches, it’s important to take a minute and remember that campaigns cost money – sometimes lots and lots of it. The relationship between campaign spending and votes is complex. Campaign spending is often dependent on a candidate’s perceived ability to win the election. For example, if a challenger is viewed to have […]
All in all, it’s been a pretty tame cycle. But some political mail pieces stand out for their badness.