The Great Uncertainty Facing California Businesses
Lisa Halverstadt | December 16, 2014 |
If Not the Minimum Wage, Then What? The GOP’s Poverty Problem
Carl DeMaio warned fellow members of his party to offer some kind of alternative to a minimum wage hike that would resonate with the working poor. But so far, San Diego Republicans have stopped short of offering a vision for what they'd do to help lift people out of poverty.
Scott Lewis | December 11, 2014 |
Who Lied? Part IV: Much Ado About a Urinal
When a second staffer for Carl DeMaio's congressional campaign came forward with sexual harassment allegations, it was devastating for the candidate. As DeMaio works to rebuild his reputation, his defense hinges on a broken urinal.
Scott Lewis | December 4, 2014 |
The City’s Still Dragging Its Feet on Infrastructure Repairs
Eighteen months ago, city leaders spent more than $2 million to figure out all that was broken in San Diego. The assessments aren’t done yet. “It’s taking too long. It always takes too long. It will always take too long,” a city spokesman said.
Liam Dillon | November 26, 2014 |
Businesses Are in the Dark on New Lighting Rules
New retrofit mandates meant to lower energy use are giving many companies sticker shock. But the state Energy Commission says businesses themselves might be partly to blame for misinterpreting the rules and overestimating what they must do to comply.
Lisa Halverstadt | November 25, 2014 |
The Most Frustrating Labor Rules For California Businesses
Business boosters say the real problem with worker-protection laws isn't their intent. It's that there are so many — and some are so rigid and confounding that they’re hard to make sense of, even for companies that want to follow the rules.
Lisa Halverstadt | November 17, 2014 |
What We Know About Scott Peters’ Role in the DeMaio Scandal
Scott Lewis | November 11, 2014 |
Is San Diego Screwing 172,000 Minimum Wage Workers? It’s Complicated.
City Council President Todd Gloria has said for months that delaying the minimum wage increase will deprive 172,000 San Diegans of a raise. But tens of thousands of San Diegans will make more money even if voters reject a minimum wage hike in 2016. And that 172,000 figure is just an estimate.
Lisa Halverstadt | November 10, 2014 |
How San Diego Swapped One Government Moneymaker for Another
San Diego's moves to shed its sleepy Navy town image and its reliance on government money to drive the economy helped it become a premier innovation hub. But the push to de-emphasize the Navy as an economic anchor ultimately just shifted the ways in which San Diego rakes in government money.
Lisa Halverstadt | November 6, 2014 |
‘The Best of Two Evils’: Voices of the Voters in Rancho Peñasquitos and Point Loma
Lisa Halverstadt | November 4, 2014 |
The Definitive Timeline of All the Weird Things Said in the DeMaio Scandal
Scott Lewis | October 21, 2014 |
The City Puts Its Showdown With the State on Pause
The City Council, city attorney, state representatives and the mayor's office figured out a way to temporarily end a conflict between state and local law that threatened to close the tap to hundreds of millions of dollars in state money for local construction projects.