Ready or not, a special election is on its way in November. On the ballot will be Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed hotel tax hike to fund a Convention Center expansion, and help pay for road repairs and projects or services to alleviate San Diego’s homelessness crisis. The bulk of the money raised through the tax hike […]
Walking precincts is a useful reminder: For all the policy-parsing, fact-checking and trend-watching that precedes an election, city races are usually afterthoughts to even the most active voters.
For the third straight citywide election, San Diego’s conservative consultants are directing spending not just to help their favored candidate, but also their favored opponent.
We look at the loud city attorney’s race and the quiet races for judgeships.
Attorney Cory Briggs is among the city’s most frequent legal foes. He’s endorsed Gil Cabrera for city attorney, a fact Cabrera’s opponents in the race have seized on. Both Briggs and Cabrera say their collegial relationship will benefit the city once they’re on opposite sides of the table.
San Diego’s primary election isn’t for three months, but who will advance to the runoff in the race for city attorney could be decided next week. That’s when the local Democratic Party will choose whether to endorse one of the four Democrats running.
SDPD’s use of body-worn cameras has raised a persistent question: How can cameras rebuild public faith if the public can never see the footage? We asked the five candidates for city attorney to share their approach to an overarching body camera policy and to specific videos that become subject to public scrutiny.
In 2010, for some reason, then-Mayor Jerry Sanders refused to re-appoint Gil Cabrera to the city’s Ethics Commission. Cabrera still doesn’t know why, he said this week in a one-on-one conversation with me about his run for city attorney. Cabrera is the second candidate to sit down with me. Last week I talked with Mara […]
Emails sent from deputy district attorneys in the run-up to a union endorsement were seen by some as intimidating the DA’s office rank-and-file into falling in line behind Bonnie Dumanis.
The scramble to replace the mayor begins. Labor leader not so high on Nathan Fletcher. Mike Aguirre jumps in. Veterans struggling to pay for UC San Diego.