Good morning from Point Loma.
- We’ll lead off with two organizations taking issue with appearing on a list of clients that require an expansion to the city of San Diego’s Convention Center. The organizations, the two largest in projected economic impact on the list provided by Convention Center officials, represent about 14 percent of the $2.7 billion that officials warn could be lost if the center isn’t expanded. A task force recommended the city expand the Convention Center this week.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell likely made a misstep in an interview yesterday when he suggested Qualcomm Stadium could be renovated to keep the Chargers in town. The Chargers, who are pushing for a new stadium, are not amused.
- Bankruptcy alert! A U.S. Bankruptcy judge ruled this week in favor of a city of Vallejo motion to dissolve a labor contract as part of the city’s bankruptcy proceedings. That could be a first, according to a bankruptcy expert. Something to consider for those discussing the possibility of a city of San Diego bankruptcy.
- San Diego County’s retirement board hired a Texas man as its new investment manager. The position had faced criticism for its potential salary of more than $1 million a year.
- A $300 million Carlsbad desalinization plant received a key go-ahead from the California Coastal Commission yesterday.
- We’ll end with a second plea to check out our new weekly political feature. We’ve linked to the City Council agenda, highlighted an issue and are soliciting your thoughts.
And with that enjoy your Labor Day weekend!