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City workers are severely behind in processing building permits and now the mayor, with the employee union’s support, hopes new, temporary workers can help the city reduce the delays holding back projects during a housing crisis.
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Vista’s City Council has decided that a council majority, not just the mayor, will be able to recommend and appoint SANDAG representatives moving forward. Previously, the city’s mayor could recommend a representative to send to the San Diego Association of…Keep reading
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It’s not something you expect to hear: A congressional representative from San Diego saying maybe the Navy has too many ships and maybe the defense department’s budget is too big.…
We’re cookin’ with gas! At least for now. This week on the VOSD Podcast, hosts Scott Lewis, Andrew Keatts and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña review how we got here — a time when…
In San Francisco, residents adopt storm drains, creating a kind of free army of stormwater maintenance. Recently, a San Diego Councilman asked if the same could be done here.
After a year of back-and-forth and objections from the CSU system, City’s bachelor’s degree in cyberdefense and analysis is official.
The teachers union at San Diego Unified School District during a hearing this month told district officials the launch of its universal kindergarten program included a virtually nonexistent curriculum, inadequate…
The union successfully advocated for a neutral third party to have the final say on appealed firings, while the school’s leadership got the introductory period it wanted.
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While the nation debates building electrification and phasing out gas-powered appliances, Encinitas was the county’s first city to take a significant step in that direction.
A lifting gate structure could impede the Tijuana River’s flow if it fails to rise during heavy rains like San Diego just experienced.
San Diego’s public power company’s governing board approved rates that are three percent cheaper than its competitor, San Diego Gas and Electric.
Palomar Health’s board of directors recently extended its medical group’s contract, but board members are criticizing the board chair, who received sizable campaign contributions from the group in October, for…
The Vista City Council early this week approved a safe parking lot for people living in their vehicles. It’s the first of its kind for the city and the second…
North County’s service providers are reporting alarming increases in homelessness but say they can’t respond fast enough without more funding and support from North County cities.
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A new apartment project in La Mesa demonstrates the dangers of treating the housing crisis as just an issue of inadequate supply.
Despite tremendous local conservation efforts and investments in San Diego’s regional water resources and infrastructure, climate change and radical changes water supplies have put our region at risk and potentially…
San Diego families continue to struggle to make ends meet. Congress needs to step up and offer relief by making the expanded, monthly Child Tax Credit permanent.
This post originally appeared in the Jan. 21 Politics Report. Subscribe to the newsletter here. For a special podcast this week, we sat down with U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs. In…
Since he joined the San Diego Planning Commission in 2019, Matthew Boomhower has been one of the city’s loudest supporters for new housing. An architect and lawyer who works for…
This week, the San Diego City Council did not yet advance a plan for a new City Hall and reporting described the reluctance to fast-track things to be about reservations…