Councilman Chris Cate’s disclosure of a memo written by the city attorney was neither illegal nor improper. It is not a crime to do your job, to request and gather additional information in order to make an informed decision.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts discuss conflicts between the City Council and the Coastal Commission.
Among the housing reform plans put forward by several City Council members and Mayor Kevin Faulconer, there is some significant agreement that could open the door to actual policy changes.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis and NBC7’s Monica Dean break down the role of city attorney and how it has changed over the years.
The city wants to purchase a hotel near Imperial Beach to convert into a transitional housing facility. But the state’s Coastal Commission has said the project runs the risk of violating its requirement that cities preserve cheap hotel rooms near the beach. City Councilman David Alvarez alerted the agency to the project, which is in his district.
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.
A coalition of labor leaders may have killed SoccerCity and upended the mayor’s carefully laid out plan for a November election that would have shaped his legacy and the city for decades.
Only one City Council member openly embraced Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Convention Center measure on Monday, adding another hurdle for a proposal with long odds.
When it comes to homelessness, Mayor Kevin Faulconer wants to work it both ways – with both long- and short-term solutions.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC7 San Diego’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan look at how local communities are responding now that cannabis is legal in California.