A new measure being pushed by Cory Briggs and Donna Frye would remake downtown and the city’s hotel-room tax system unlike any proposal in the decade-plus since two proposals to increase the tax failed at the ballot box. The proposal seems to have left San Diego’s elite tongue-tied. Why? Well, one part of the measure is innovative, if not genius. It’s the same part, though, that’s legally shaky.

The plan to celebrate the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition may have been doomed from the start. Here’s how it fell apart.

Tech entrepreneur Kelly Abbott is our special guest on the extended podcast. He’s got some big news, and he’s pledged the share the wealth. Plus, more on the hot-button affordable housing fee increase, and weasely words in the race for mayor.

Mayor Bob Filner didn’t have much time to follow through on his numerous campaign promises.