Turns out the city’s got more than one Confederate-friendly monument.
But while city workers were able to quickly dig up a controversial plaque at Horton Plaza this week, another one at city-owned Mt. Hope Cemetery would be a lot more complicated to remove.
The memorial stands above soldiers’ graves on a plot owned by Daughters of the Confederacy organization, writes VOSD contributor Randy Dotinga.
In a new story, Dotinga breaks down the history of the monument and the Mt. Hope Cemetery in southeastern San Diego and checks in with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, who’s championed recent movements to abandon other relics of the Confederacy in San Diego.
Spoiler alert: She’s unlikely to lead the charge to remove this one.
SANDAG Chief Out
The longtime leader of San Diego’s transportation agency resigned Friday, nearly a year after a Voice of San Diego investigation revealed his agency misled voters on multiple ballot measures and failed to admit to a series of problems with sales-tax forecasts for its transportation program.