Past attempts to expand the San Diego Convention Center have failed over the years – so what’s stopping the mayor’s newest expansion endeavor from flopping? Bob Nelson, a longtime public relations maven and former Port of San Diego commissioner, joined hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts on the podcast this week to offer his insights on the […]

Deputy City Attorney Mara Elliott lost out on countless Democratic club endorsements and trailed far behind in donations. But she had built-in advantages that money can’t buy. Now Elliott turns her attention to the general, and to making the same case she’s made for months: that she’s the most qualified candidate on the ballot.

City attorney candidate Mara Elliott has walked back a claim that the city’s Climate Action Plan is not legally enforceable. But in the process, she might have revealed just how hard it would be for any group of lawyers and their clients to sue the city and win.

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.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has touted his decision to make the Climate Action Plan legally enforceable – and has made national news for doing so. But Mara Elliott, a candidate for city attorney, says that interpretation of the plan simply isn’t true. Now a key architect of the plan admits there’s some ambiguity.

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.