I’m what you might call a news junkie. A politico. Also, a person who gets paid to follow, write, edit and produce news for a living.
But when I went to assign reporters to various measures for our big reader’s guide to the many local ballot measures facing voters this November, I found myself saying, “Wait, what is that measure? And that one?” There was a lot that was completely unfamiliar. It’s a daunting ballot, no matter how closely you follow this stuff.
You’ve probably heard about the two stadium-related measures, one being pushed by the Chargers and one from attorney Cory Briggs that would remake the city’s hotel tax system. But how much do you know about Measure F, which deals with the probationary period for deputy city attorneys? Or Measure H, which addresses changes to the city’s purchasing and contracting department?
We’ve got you covered. And on top of having this straightforward guide to the 14 local measures (that’s when you combine countywide measures and those in the city of San Diego), you’ve also got two months to study up.