The bill would not only give each of the cities on the SANDAG board a vote proportional to their population — making San Diego and Chula Vista far more powerful — it would make San Diego’s mayor the permanent chair of both SANDAG and the Metropolitan Transit System.
Balboa Park is a beloved mecca for tourists and San Diegans alike. But it can be a less inviting place for people with mobility issues. I spent the past week talking to park visitors with disabilities and learned that finding suitable parking can be a challenge, even despite the city’s efforts to add more handicapped […]
Thank you to all who donated in last week’s race to raise to $50,000. We did it. In all, we saw 426 donations come in for $52,143. Voice of San Diego now has 2,015 members who have donated within the last year. The week’s collections was a small part of what we need for a […]
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.
Notable suspense file bills from local legislators to keep an eye on, the push to make CalFresh signups less painful, San Diego Chamber puts in face time in Sacramento and more in our weekly roundup of news from the Capitol.
The common-sense policies within Proposition I are long overdue, and build on work already being done at the state level.
It’s a rare problem in Sacramento – or anywhere – when legislators agree too much on an issue. But that’s what’s happening, in a way, when it comes to the long list of bills being offered in the Legislature this session that address human trafficking, including measures from several members of the San Diego delegation. […]
A new bill being pushed by virtually every state lawmaker in the San Diego delegation would give the Sycuan tribe unique status and allow it to skip some of the steps it would normally take to buy water from San Diego-area water agencies.
A minimum wage hike passed in record time this week, dominating news out of the Capitol. But in other news from the San Diego’s legislative delegation Senator Patricia Bates is pushing for harsher sentences against opioid dealers and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez is trying to get immigrants better access to compensation for on-the-job injuries.
San Diego representatives loomed large Thursday as California legislators approved a bill to raise the minimum wage to a highest-in-the-nation $15 an hour by 2022.