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Good morning from Hillcrest.

  • Leading off this morning with our own Adrian Florido, who writes about a tentative Superior Court ruling throwing into question a special tax district in Golden Hill. A judge ruled the services provided by the district do not directly benefit the property owners who are paying for them. It’s unclear how the ruling could affect similar districts citywide.
  • I follow up on the San Diego City Council’s vote to head back to the negotiating table on its outsourcing program. Union leaders, blamed by many for the three-year delay in implementing the program, had offered to accept policies like those at the county of San Diego more than a year ago, but Mayor Jerry Sanders’ Office rejected the plan.
  • KPBS reports on two city budget issues. Council took its show on the road last night to seek community input on the coming budget cuts. Council’s new commission that will audit city revenue sources is on hold after two nominees for the committee were rejected for questions about their lobbying.
  • Some quick hits. The U-T reports on residents making noise in Bankers Hill for a greater share of parking meter funds. San Diego County officials are looking at clearing a city block for a new 17-story courthouse. The leader of the San Diego Housing Commission writes a U-T op-ed about the need for affordable housing in difficult times. And the city of Carlsbad approved a Legoland-themed hotel project.

An FYI: No Public Comment this week. San Diego City Council is on recess.

— LIAM DILLON

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