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Good morning from Point Loma.

A weekend of political activity in San Diego. Let’s do our best to get everyone caught up to speed.

  • We’ll lead with an interesting story from Sunday’s U-T. County Supervisor Bill Horn, who like other supervisors might be facing a rare challenge in their next re-election campaigns, has paid more than $23,000 to his chief of staff and her family for campaign work. The practice doesn’t violate any laws, but has some concerned.
  • In city news, an audit released Friday stated the city had lax hiring practices for managers and non-union employees, but cleared the target of a U-T piece, which prompted the audit. Read the U-T’s audit coverage here.

I continue to blog this morning about former SEDC Finance Director Dante Dayacap’s bankruptcies. Court files show SEDC knew about the bankruptcy he filed while employed in the finance department there.

Local appointments to the California Coastal Commission were made last week. Two San Diego City Council members, Ben Hueso and Donna Frye, had expressed interest, but Oceanside Councilwoman Esther Sanchez and Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone got the nods instead. CityBeat has reaction from Frye.

  • In news from other cities across the county, Escondido city and school officials have come to an agreement to divide millions in redevelopment money between city and school coffers. Also in Escondido, an effort to change mobile-home park regulations has some residents wondering if developers could receive a windfall at their expense. Imperial Beach officials have imposed a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.
  • Finally, in opinion news, The North Country Times tells the California Public Utilities Commission to “just say no” to SDG&E’s proposed shutoff of power in the backcountry during major wildfire threats.
— LIAM DILLON

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