Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed AB 805, a bill by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher that, among other things, dramatically shifts the balance of power at the San Diego Association of Governments. The overhaul of the regional planning agency follows a year in which the agency has been enveloped by a scandal revealed by Voice of […]
The bill, inspired in part by VOSD’s investigation into SANDAG’s sales tax measures, shifts power at the agency toward San Diego and Chula Vista and away from smaller cities.
The Mid-Coast trolley line is a multibillion-dollar project that will change San Diego’s transit system. One low-cost way to help ensure the project pays off: Improve the buses that feed into the line.
SANDAG must transform itself into a new kind of organization, ready to deal with 21st century problems, and make restoring the public trust its No. 1 priority.
On this week’s podcast, hosts Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts discuss the local issues surrounding the legality of the marijuana business. Also: A lawyer from the firm that conducted the big SANDAG investigation joins the show to discuss the most interesting findings.
In recent weeks, a few new arguments have popped up from opponents of AB 805, a state measure written by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher that would overhaul the scandal-plagued San Diego Association of Governments.
Gary Gallegos has announced plans to leave SANDAG by year’s end. Scandal has consumed the agency for nearly a year after Voice of San Diego revealed the agency failed to disclose a series of major problems facing the agency’s sales-tax funded transportation program.
On this week’s podcast, hosts Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis read excerpts from the independent investigation of SANDAG and break down its most shocking findings.
An outside investigation commissioned by SANDAG details steps agency staff members took to keep information from the public as its forecasting scandal was beginning to unfold.
Full reform at SANDAG includes AB 805 in concert with new staff leadership. One will not be successful without the other.