There are two women who have filed lawsuits against a prominent public figure. We should, at the very least, let this play out before we pick sides.
Labor and community groups successfully sponsored Measure K, which will require the top two candidates in the June primary to face a runoff in November, when the electorate more accurately reflects the progressive tilt of our region. This victory, more than that of any single candidate, will change the face of city government.
It’s not enough to have demographic and even registration trends in your favor. You still need to recruit talent, refine a sellable message and spend the money needed to turn your voters out.
Instead of changing the City Charter to suit them, Democrats and labor representatives could appeal to a broader coalition, register more voters who agree with them or increase turnout among current voters who agree with them.
San Diego has an inconsistent and confusing system specifically designed to take major decisions off the ballot when the most people vote. It just doesn’t make sense. The fixes are simple and the time is right to end outright decisions in primary elections.
We’ve got a helpful guide to the mayoral candidates’ top backers.
We need a new breed of leader, one who builds consensus rather imposing demands through majority rule. It’s a lot easier if you’re likable.
Scott Lewis and Will Carless recap the election.
Our Scott Lewis discusses the impact of local Democrats’ success on Election Day.
During mayoral candidate Bob Filner’s time in Congress, he’s delivered time and again for veterans and his constituents. But he’s also seen his effectiveness blunted because of personality clashes.