The city wants to purchase a hotel near Imperial Beach to convert into a transitional housing facility. But the state’s Coastal Commission has said the project runs the risk of violating its requirement that cities preserve cheap hotel rooms near the beach. City Councilman David Alvarez alerted the agency to the project, which is in his district.
While Prop. 47 has reduced the prison population, it has also had some far-reaching and major unintended consequences that, ironically, reduce the prospects for rehabilitative treatments and undermine the effectiveness of proven crime-fighting tactics.
Prop. 47 has exposed a new split among San Diego’s law enforcement community. Former SDPD Chief William Lansdowne, who co-wrote the bill, and current Chief Shelley Zimmerman, who opposes it, explain their positions.
On this week’s SD Explained, VOSD CEO Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia break down some of the big ballot measures, plus the latest on the race for the 52nd District.