The Morning Report
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Good morning from Hillcrest.
- Interesting Chargers stadium news is coming this morning via Twitter. Mark Fabiani, the team’s special counsel, is telling a local Rotary Club that Mayor Jerry Sanders is reengaging in stadium talks and the city of San Diego is looking for a new downtown stadium site east of Petco Park, according to tweets from Jan Percival, the president of Scribe Communications public relations firm. Fabiani also said if the team goes to Escondido, a site of a former swap meet won’t be part of a potential stadium package. The swap meet site has been thought to be part of the land needed for the stadium.
- In a twist from usual “The Agenda” style, we’ll put San Diego County news ahead of the city. Organized labor says it has gathered the signatures it needs for a ballot measure that would subject county supervisors to term limits.
County government agencies, led by the San Diego Unified School District, have won more than $150 million in federal bond financing for government solar projects.
Also, more than 6,000 county taxpayers will be receiving rebates for overpaid property taxes.
- Continuing our focus this week on outsourcing in the city of San Diego, we write that outsourcing could mean jobs outside the area, or outside the country. Meantime, think tank analyst Vince Vasquez says it might be time to rethink the city’s outsourcing policy.
- Our daily dose of medical marijuana news comes from CityBeat. It blogs about a proposed medical marijuana ordinance written by medical pot proponents.
- In other news around San Diego County, Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency put the city of Oceanside on a “credit watch” because of its failure to raise water and sewer rates. Santee’s council approved a controversial cable ski park and restaurant.
Also, pension super-blogger Ed Mendel writes about a potential change in government accounting standards that could force public agencies to pay more each year.
- We’ll end this morning with two neat features. Twitter has a new, easier way to follow San Diego politics. And our visiting Azerbaijani journalist has some thoughts about spending a day with me at City Hall and his impressions of his first week here.