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.
Andrew Keatts | October 20, 2014 |
City of San Diego: Nevermind About That New Tasting Room Regulation
Andrew Keatts | October 17, 2014 |
The Standoff Over Prop. A Threatens a Big Water Compromise
Andrew Keatts | October 14, 2014 |
For a Business-Unfriendly State, California Offers Lots of Subsidies
Lisa Halverstadt | October 9, 2014 |
Assessor Unconcerned About Egregious Property Tax Exemptions in Wake of Scandalito
Scott Lewis | October 3, 2014 |
Which San Diegans Are Getting Paid More, in 3 Charts
Lisa Halverstadt | October 2, 2014 |
Faulconer’s Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases Comes With Teeth
Andrew Keatts | September 30, 2014 |
What We Mean When We Talk About San Diego’s Innovation Economy
Lisa Halverstadt | September 29, 2014 |
Behind Tony Young’s Surprise Appearance at the Taxi Industry Hearing
Megan Burks | September 22, 2014 |
Faulconer Makes the First Snip to the Red Tape Menace
A new city plan will cut anywhere from two weeks to a month in the time it takes a project to get approved. It's the first piece of the proverbial red tape Mayor Kevin Faulconer promised to cut, to get homes and offices built faster.
Andrew Keatts | September 17, 2014 |
Environmentalists: San Diego’s Watering Down Drought Rules
The city is clashing with an environmental group over whether it's doing enough to police water use. At issue: What did the state mean in July when it told hundreds of water agencies to start cracking down on irrigation with mandatory rules?
Randy Dotinga | September 15, 2014 |
Mayor Believes Mayor Should Spend More Money on Infrastructure
Liam Dillon | September 10, 2014 |
What the Attacks on Peters’ Bipartisan Budget Moves Get Wrong
Rep. Scott Peters is being criticized for his support of a budget based on the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan. We need more members of Congress who have the guts to look at the substance of real solutions.
Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson | September 5, 2014 |
San Diego’s Business Exodus Is Really a People Exodus
Lisa Halverstadt | September 5, 2014 |
No, San Diego Doesn’t Have a Startup Ban on the Books
San Diego city code bars home businesses with more than one employee, a rule that some critics have called a startup ban. Turns out lots of other startup hubs have the same rule, and it's not clear any startups have been booted or even fined as a result.
Lisa Halverstadt | September 1, 2014 |
Let Me Pay the Post Office to Stop Trashing My House
Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters want those who have the luxury of having a bunch of garbage delivered daily to their mailboxes to keep it. Issa wants them to have to walk at least to their curb to get their advertising. Unfortunately, none of them will let me pay to get rid of it.
Scott Lewis | August 29, 2014 |
Who Stands to Benefit from San Diego’s Minimum Wage Hike
Lisa Halverstadt | August 28, 2014 |
Six Years and $10 Million Gone, the Convention Center Expansion Is Dead
Scott Lewis | August 26, 2014 |
SD Businesses Aren’t All on the Same Page on the Wage Hike
Lisa Halverstadt | August 25, 2014 |
The Government’s Upping Its Phone-Tracking Game
The government is invisibly collecting data on Bluetooth equipped smartphones along roadways. It's logical to assume this collection will expand to other public areas, and smartphones make a tantalizing tool for precise tracking.