Scott Barnett vs. San Diego Unified Is the Least Surprising Fight Ever
Mario Koran | January 27, 2015 |
Former Planning Director: SANDAG Ruling Got it Wrong
Andrew Keatts | December 17, 2014 |
Mission Valley Keeps Getting More Roads – and More Traffic
Matthew Hose | December 15, 2014 |
City Staff Forgot to Mention Major Change to Belmont Park Lease
When San Diego city staff made its case that a new lease for Belmont Park was a good deal, it laid out all the ways the new lease was different from the old one — minus one change that was crucial to understanding the arrangement.
Andrew Keatts | November 24, 2014 |
Zapf, Harris Split on a Path Forward for Belmont Park
Two City Council members are split over what any lease deal for Belmont Park should look like. Their differing views emphasize once again that the city is figuring out on the fly how to get the most out of the property it leases to private companies.
Andrew Keatts | November 12, 2014 |
Welcome to 2016, San Diego (Just Kidding. Sort of.)
Council President Todd Gloria joined this week’s podcast to talk about some of the biggest issues facing San Diego and how they’ll play out politically following Tuesday’s election. One major issue he helped usher through the City Council — an increase of the minimum wage in San Diego — will be on the ballot in 2016.
Andrew Keatts | November 7, 2014 |
The City and County Diverged on Their Climate Plans — and the County’s Losing
This week, an appellate court ruled the county’s climate plan didn’t do enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as required by the state. When Mayor Kevin Faulconer released a draft of a new city plan last month, the biggest decision he made was intended to avoid exactly this sort of legal challenge.
Andrew Keatts | October 30, 2014 |
Civic San Diego Will Remain Its Own Boss — for Now
Megan Burks | October 30, 2014 |
The Strange Group of Allies and Enemies Born Out of Escondido’s Prop. H
The proposal to build homes on the old Escondido Country Club site has collected an unusual patchwork of supporters. It's also created some bizarre rifts, most notably among a local union and the Democratic candidate for mayor of Escondido.
Lyle Moran | October 23, 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.