The Port must grapple with a fundamental question as it considers the proposals for the future of Seaport Village: How much say should a single developer have over public land? It also must consider what’s suitable for public waterfront property in the first place, whether each plan is consistent with the Port’s vision and what’s best for its budget.

A federal prosecutor gave the first clue Friday to the biggest unanswered question in the campaign finance scandal: What did the wealthy Mexican national who allegedly conspired to illegally fund San Diego elections want?