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    We get it.

    You’re really busy. And the mayoral campaigns’ daily attacks against each other aren’t helping you make a decision in San Diego’s most wide-open election this year.

    Let us lend you a hand.

    We’ve compiled a checklist with a dozen important indicators of how the four major candidates stand on significant city issues, who they support and who backs them.

    So instead of getting stuck on page 137 of Carl DeMaio’s financial plan, on Bonnie Dumanis’ Boston accent, on Bob Filner’s fussing with a debate moderator or in Nathan Fletcher’s hair, check out the graphic below. (June 1 Update: See a change to a candidate’s position underneath the graphic.)

    If you do want to spend more time with these issues, we’ve linked to our Reader’s Guides, San Diego Explained videos or other good background pieces on the issues at hand below the graphic.

    Click here or on the graphic to enlarge.

    • Our San Diego Explained series summarizing the resumes and campaigns of each candidate.

    • Proposition A. A quick primer on project labor agreements.

    Proposition B.

    • We went in depth into what’s the biggest theme of the campaign: jobs. Here’s the analysis of each candidate’s plan: DeMaio, Dumanis, Fletcher and Filner.

    The candidates on taxes.

    • K-12 education also has emerged as a big theme in the race. Here’s an op-ed from each candidate: DeMaio, Dumanis, Fletcher and Filner (from U-T San Diego).

    • Latest Convention Center Expansion explainer.

    • Latest Chargers stadium news (from U-T San Diego).

    • San Diego Explained on Plaza de Panama plan.

    • The candidates on street repairs.

    • An overview of Filner’s pension plan.

    Update: After the scorecard published, DeMaio began saying that he affirmatively opposed the Jacobs’ Plaza de Panama plan. That means both he and Filner oppose it and Dumanis and Fletcher support it. We have noted previously DeMaio’s equivocations on the park plan.

    Liam Dillon is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He covers San Diego City Hall, the 2012 mayor’s race and big building projects. What should he write about next?

    Please contact him directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663.

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      Written by Liam Dillon

      Liam Dillon is senior reporter and assistant editor for Voice of San Diego. He leads VOSD’s investigations and writes about how regular people interact with local government. What should he write about next? Please contact him directly at liam.dillon@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5663.

      14 comments
      Jon Osborn
      Jon Osborn subscriber

      @josepho858, Filner clearly has not sold out to pro-stadium forces. His call for partial public ownership is pretty much the same as being opposed, because everyone knows the NFL will never allow it.

      Jon Osborn
      Jon Osborn

      @josepho858, Filner clearly has not sold out to pro-stadium forces. His call for partial public ownership is pretty much the same as being opposed, because everyone knows the NFL will never allow it.

      Dagny Salas
      Dagny Salas memberadministrator

      --Dagny Salas, web editor

      Edward Redondo
      Edward Redondo subscribermember

      Why not provide links for each candidate?

      tecknomage
      tecknomage

      Why not provide links for each candidate?

      Edward Redondo
      Edward Redondo subscribermember

      Come on VoSD. List Party Affiliation for candidates!

      tecknomage
      tecknomage

      Come on VoSD. List Party Affiliation for candidates!

      joseph olivas
      joseph olivas subscriber

      Looks like the four major mayoral candidates have sold out to Doug Manchester, Dean Spanos and the Charger Organization. At this time I have no intention of supporting a Mayoral candidate.

      josepho858
      josepho858

      Looks like the four major mayoral candidates have sold out to Doug Manchester, Dean Spanos and the Charger Organization. At this time I have no intention of supporting a Mayoral candidate.

      Richard Ross
      Richard Ross subscribermember

      Carl DeMaio is on record as joining 80% of the public in opposing Jacob's Balboa Park Bypass bridge part of the plan. Please correct the chart above.

      Activist
      Activist

      Carl DeMaio is on record as joining 80% of the public in opposing Jacob's Balboa Park Bypass bridge part of the plan. Please correct the chart above.

      Augmented Ballot
      Augmented Ballot subscriber

      Jerry Sanders isn't a candidate of course, but it might also be handy to see his positions here: just a little more context on the candidates and how they would keep or change the status quo.

      Augmented Ballot
      Augmented Ballot

      Jerry Sanders isn't a candidate of course, but it might also be handy to see his positions here: just a little more context on the candidates and how they would keep or change the status quo.


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