The Morning Report
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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • For the second straight day, we’ll lead off with the Chargers. Talks all over the place about stadium options near and far. U-T columnist Logan Jenkins cheerleads for Escondido. U-T sports columnist Tim Sullivan worries about Los Angeles. U-T opinion writer Chris Reed says San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders is O.K. with Escondido. Meantime, the L.A. Times handicaps teams to come to the new stadium project in Los Angeles County and the Chargers come out on top.
  • Watkins Alert! The mayor met with Watkins and the embattled airport authority chairman will keep his job. U-T opines that Watkins would have had to go if there were more than a few months left in his tenure. Our own Rob Davis finds another disclosure problem on Watkins conflict-of-interest forms.
  • New GOP-leaning blog San Diego Rostra has linked to a letter sent by the attorney of City Councilwoman Marti Emerald to the San Diego Ethics Commission. The message: Put up or shut up on Emerald’s investigation.
  • With City Council’s failure to come up with a temporary shelter for the city’s homeless, the ball’s back in the mayor’s court. CityBeat wonders if the site for last year’s shelter will happen again. In other homeless news, our own Adrian Florido writes about homeless court.
  • Some quick takes. The San Diego police union has hired a lobbyist with close ties to the Mayor’s Office. KPBS discusses how San Diego interprets medical marijuana laws. And I’ve been meaning to link to a Reader report on the Convention Center Corp. searching for a PR person to promote the center’s expansion.

Finally, a programming note. I’m off on Monday so there will be no Agenda. Also, council is on recess next week so no Public Comment, either. Have a good weekend!

— LIAM DILLON

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