Many of the local tax increases people have talked about in San Diego just got a lot easier to pass if they’re proposed by a citizens’ group instead of local government.
Proposition 51, a statewide ballot measure, is being billed as a $9 billion school bond project that will fix leaky roofs and remove asbestos from classrooms. Those priorities were also front and center in the ballot language for Prop. Z, a local bond passed in 2012. Tens of millions in Prop. Z money has also been spent on stadiums. Prop. 51 funds could also be used to fund stadiums, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office told us.
In a letter obtained by Voice of San Diego, Chargers owner Dean Spanos pledged to labor unions to establish a community land trust for neighborhoods that would most likely see increased property values and gentrification.
Dean Spanos and the hoteliers are offering us a bigger choice than celebrating civic pride or attracting more conventioneers. They’re offering the opportunity to judge the future of downtown. The question is who will mount a campaign opposing their ideas, and what this group will say.
CityBeat’s Ryan Bradford joins the podcast this week to get us in the Halloween spirit by talking about his book “Horror Business,” a sweaty pagan pride festival and the reason people are attracted to fear. Also on this week’s podcast, Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts dissect the latest stadium video that […]
Yes, stakeholders did consider alternative sites or a larger, non-contiguous expansion.
The condemnation of a vague existential threat to the shipbuilding industry is strange, considering just last year the paper urged the city to move the 10th Avenue Terminal south in favor of a stadium.
Where are the gutless local economists who should be speaking out?
How Europeans use crowdfunding to strengthen sports teams — and what we could learn from them.
It will not be good for San Diego if construction of the library
is halted due lack of funds.