Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • The city’s Convention Center task force voted 15-1 last night to recommend Mayor Jerry Sanders expand its Convention Center should he find the $750 million to $1 billion to do it. My coverage asks how he’s going to pay. Read the U-T’s report, here.

The city has stopped issuing permits for medical marijuana dispensaries because of unclear zoning guidelines. Thirty permit applications that are in the pipeline will await clarification from city staff or a newly-recommended task force on marijuana policy.

City Council met for the first time yesterday after its August recess and said there didn’t need to be a public vote to ensure the San Diego Ethics Commission, whose budget is approved by the City Council, receives adequate funding. Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who has been under a Commission investigation for 10 months, lashed out at the panel.

  • Builders are cheering a potential one- to two-year delay in development impact fees in Oceanside.
  • In opinion news, City Councilman Carl DeMaio is asking for an updated, comprehensive financial forecast.

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