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Good morning from Hillcrest.
- Happy Five-Year Financial Forecast Day! The city of San Diego Mayor’s Office will be releasing its annual five-year financial forecast today, which will take stock of the city’s budget crisis. The picture is expected to be grim.
- I write about a deadlock over eminent domain in San Ysidro. It’s a familiar story: Residents fear for their properties and city Redevelopment Agency employees try to reassure them.
- I blog more about San Diego’s managed competition impasse and explain when an agreement on healthcare turns out not to be an agreement.
- The city of Chula Vista named former Mayor Steve Padilla to the Port Commission. There’s hope he could bring some progress to flagging redevelopment efforts along the city’s bayfront. The city also named Planning Commissioner Mitch Thompson as a temporary replacement for Councilman John McCann who is serving in Iraq.
- CityBeat runs a lengthy piece this week on efforts to legalize marijuana in the state. The new tactic? Tax our joints! CityBeat also blogs about a national campaign targeting San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis who was involved in raids against local medical marijuana dispensaries last month.
- CityBeat’s Carl Luna takes stock of the city of San Diego’s pension picture and wonders how close things came to previous underfunding scandals.
- Some quick hits to end the morning. The city of San Diego could make Tuesday Richard Rider Day in honor of one of the city’s most persistent financial gadflies. The city of Oceanside talked about trimming its budget deficit. And the U-T remembers when the Chargers left L.A. for San Diego.