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Good morning from Hillcrest.
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- We’re adding another new feature to voiceofsandiego.org‘s political arsenal. “On the Agenda Public Comment” will be a weekly preview of the San Diego City Council agenda, highlighting an interesting item and, more importantly, soliciting ideas from you on what looks interesting and why. The feature will appear on our main site and in The Hall blog. Please check it out.
- The proposed downtown library might cost $4 million more than estimated, Centre City Development Corp. board members learned at a meeting Wednesday. The board also approved $700,000 in negotiating costs for the potential City Hall complex.
Here’s something Chargers fans should watch. There’s a late push in the state Legislature to get involved in the efforts to build a new NFL stadium on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County.
A ruling in favor of former City Councilman Michael Zucchet validates a U.S. District judge who reversed a jury’s decision against Zucchet in a 2005 corruption case.
The Daily Transcript weighs in on costs for San Diego’s proposed Convention Center expansion.
I have more news on the city’s suspension of medical marijuana dispensary permits. Chula Vista’s City Council decided to extend a moratorium on its dispensaries.
- In news from other cities around San Diego County, Chula Vista voters will decide the fate of union agreements for city-subsidized projects. Escondido’s City Council allowed a downtown project to rent units before selling them as condominiums. Oceanside is exempting group homes for the disabled from an ordinance that restricts parking for single-family homes with more than six adults. And environmental groups are suing the city of Santee again over a housing development on the city’s north end.
- In opinion news, the North County Times tells Vista, Del Mar and Solana Beach to stay out of plans to build a power plant in Carlsbad.