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.
As a port commissioner, Rafael Castellanos has recused himself from votes three times more than all the other commissioners combined. Usually it was because of ties to developer Sunroad Enterprises, a company with a history of legal issues that end up before the city attorney. Castellanos says his experience with development deals would be an asset to the city.
Last week City Attorney Jan Goldsmith dismissed Democrats as freedom-haters. Now the people running to replace Goldsmith are universally condemning him right back.
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.
Rafael Castellanos is running for city attorney in San Diego, and has said that his rivals are spreading rumors about a sexual harassment allegation he once faced. Castellanos has insisted the woman’s claims were a lie – and that the public record from the case proves it.
Rafael Castellanos is making a clear, land-use, urbanist case for his campaign to become the next city attorney.
Councilman Scott Sherman claimed no questions were raised about the procedure for appointing port commissioners ahead of the Jan. 7 vote.
In vetoing both commissioners, Filner’s complaints about principle hold water.