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Weigh in on the issues that matter to you and your fellow San Diegans. Here are some general guidelines:
-The commentary should be no more than 900 words max.
-We also only publish commentaries that are exclusive to VOSD.
-We require a real first and last name, as well as a broad area of town where the author lives, the author’s official title with relevant organizations.
-We’re an online publication so we strongly encourage folks to provide links/documents to studies, reports and other news stories to be included as source links.

Have questions? Already have your commentary formatted with links and sourcing in a Word document? Email catherine@vosd.org.

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