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.
Hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts sat down with Councilmen David Alvarez and Scott Sherman to talk about the odd couple’s new housing plan.
Republican Scott Sherman and Democrat David Alvarez are pushing a series of proposals aimed at combating the city’s high housing costs.
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.
Episode three of Culturecast, VOSD’s podcast covering the intersection of arts and gentrification in Barrio Logan, digs deep into the push to open the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center.
David Alvarez and his one time ally, labor leader Mickey Kasparian, are running competing slates of candidates to take the six spots representing the 80th Assembly District on the San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee. Alvarez has enlisted the help of a surprising backer.
Neighborhood activists have decades’ worth of archives on the history of Chicano Park. They have a name picked out for a future museum, and a website. What they don’t have is a building — that’s where they hope the city steps in.
David Alvarez calls it the Catch-22 of San Diego development: You’ve got developers desperate to build in areas that don’t want it, and areas desperate for development that developers won’t touch. Alvarez and Councilwomen Myrtle Cole and Marti Emerald have a fix in mind.
On this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Mario Koran and NBC 7 San Diego’s Monica Dean detail the Memorial Prep revamp proposal, its cost and why some folks don’t support it.
Councilman David Alvarez’s new infrastructure proposal acknowledges a problem that’s been going on for more than five years. Even though the city doesn’t have enough cash to fix its crumbling infrastructure, it can’t spend the money it does have quickly enough.