It’s official : Chris Ward and Anthony Bernal will face off in next year’s election to fill Councilman Todd Gloria’s seat.
We wanted to get in early to grill Ward, chief of staff for state Sen. Marty Block, and Bernal, a member of Gloria’s staff, on the issues that most impact the neighborhoods they want to represent – Hillcrest, North Park and other nearby communities . That means the controversial bike plan that would shake up University Avenue, the (maybe) resurrected Jacobs plan  for Balboa Park and, more broadly for the city, funding for a new Chargers stadium. Check out their answers starting at about 22 minutes in.
Ward and Bernal were our lucky guests for the first of three live podcasts this summer at Thorn Street Brewery. We’re doing it again July 23. Reserve your spot here  to join us next month.