Government isn’t know for being nimble. Case in point: More than five months have passed since the City Council approved funding for a $1 million study of San Diego’s decrepit sidewalks, but the project won’t begin for another few weeks.
The good news: That’s when local engineering students will start walking the city’s 5,000 miles of sidewalks and figuring out which ones are in the worst shape. (The city says it took a while to hire these students.) The not-so-good news: The process is expected to take more than a year. Then what? It’s not clear.
Second Opinion: Obamacare in the Long Run
Second Opinion, our series of questions-and-answers about health care reform, tackles a question from a neuroscientist about how the Affordable Care Act will affect the amounts we pay toward Medicare and disability out of our paychecks.
The Weekend in the Mayor’s Race
• VOSD Radio and the VOSD expanded podcast look at the spending in the mayoral campaign with an assist from reporters with inewsource and KPBS, explore negative campaigning hand out Hero and Goat of the Week awards.
• Nine out of the top 10 most popular stories on our site over the past week were about the mayor’s race.